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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,455Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 25 providers in this state and specialty

$799K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 25 providers in this state and specialty

1,060 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

27% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Vermont
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 979 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

This provider prescribed antibiotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Opioids

Comparisons are not shown because we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

0 of this provider’s 1,060 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$70 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $111 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

11 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 7.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$613K

2014

$693K

2015

$799K

2016

Number of Claims

10,014

2014

11,127

2015

11,455

2016

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 1,405

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

1,322

prescriptions.

282

patients, 27% of all patients

1 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 719

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

684

prescriptions.

168

patients, 16% of all patients

2 3
LISINOPRIL 704

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

629

prescriptions.

146

patients, 14% of all patients

3 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 688

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

629

prescriptions.

150

patients, 14% of all patients

4 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 600

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

567

prescriptions.

149

patients, 14% of all patients

5 11
ELIQUIS 569

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

546

prescriptions.

94

patients, 9% of all patients

6 6
TORSEMIDE 517

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

97

patients, 9% of all patients

7 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 433

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

100

patients, 9% of all patients

8 7
CLOPIDOGREL 379

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

9 5
SIMVASTATIN 357

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

92

patients, 9% of all patients

10 12
SPIRONOLACTONE 350

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

11 17
CARVEDILOL 348

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

12 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 327

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

13 8
AMIODARONE HCL 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

14 26
RAMIPRIL 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

15 28
SOTALOL 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

16 22
CRESTOR 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

16 24
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

18 19
JANTOVEN 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

19 30
ATENOLOL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

20 16
FUROSEMIDE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

21 9
ZETIA 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

22 25
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

23 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

24 20
XARELTO 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

25 14
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

26 37
DIGOXIN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

27 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

28 31
CHLORTHALIDONE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

29 38
NITROSTAT 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

30 27
BYSTOLIC 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 31 36
DIGOX 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

32 31
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

32 38
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on May 22, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.