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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,423Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$925K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
970 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
99% Patients 65 Years and Older

8% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


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

$665K

2014

$798K

2015

$925K

2016

Number of Claims

7,080

2014

8,116

2015

8,423

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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 568

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

546

prescriptions.

171

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 549

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

156

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 487

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

137

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 416

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

122

patients, 13% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 360

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

108

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 352

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

105

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 322

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

90

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 317

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

87

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 316

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

98

patients, 10% of all patients

ATENOLOL 286

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 226

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 226

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 217

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

XARELTO 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

PRADAXA 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

ELIQUIS 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

JANTOVEN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

TOPROL XL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

CARTIA XT 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

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 March 18, 2009.
  • 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.