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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,422Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$872K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
742 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

20% 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

$656K

2014

$745K

2015

$872K

2016

Number of Claims

6,222

2014

7,222

2015

7,422

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 541

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

131

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 514

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

107

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 418

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 406

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 399

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 364

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 358

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 290

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 278

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 261

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

ELIQUIS 259

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 236

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

XARELTO 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

NITROSTAT 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

SOTALOL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

RANEXA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
ACEBUTOLOL HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
KLOR-CON M20 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ENTRESTO 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% 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 Oct. 28, 2014.
  • 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.