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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,649Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$526K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
591 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

21% 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

$571K

2014

$890K

2015

$526K

2016

Number of Claims

10,790

2014

9,871

2015

8,649

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.

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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 TARTRATE 502

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

99

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 462

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

149

patients, 25% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 395

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

84

patients, 14% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 345

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 343

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

82

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 312

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 298

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

ELIQUIS 270

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

XARELTO 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

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HYDRALAZINE HCL 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

O
DONEPEZIL HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

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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 Sept. 5, 2007.
  • 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.