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ADAM CEREL MD

198 GROTON RD, STE 4 CENTRAL MA CARDIOVASCULAR PHYSICIANS, INC

Ayer | Massachusetts | 01432

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,693Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.36M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,125 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

29% 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

$734K

2014

$1.04M

2015

$1.36M

2016

Number of Claims

11,986

2014

13,889

2015

15,693

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 1,393

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,183

prescriptions.

271

patients, 24% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 785

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

677

prescriptions.

169

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 785

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

715

prescriptions.

161

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 714

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

584

prescriptions.

149

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 640

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

511

prescriptions.

147

patients, 13% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 550

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

490

prescriptions.

113

patients, 10% of all patients

ATENOLOL 499

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

104

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 457

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

90

patients, 8% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 422

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

94

patients, 8% of all patients

10
ELIQUIS 374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

72

patients, 6% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

80

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

72

patients, 6% of all patients

RANEXA 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

XARELTO 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

135

patients, 12% of all patients

A
SPIRONOLACTONE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

O
CRESTOR 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

83

patients, 7% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

PRADAXA 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

CARTIA XT 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

DIGOXIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

MIDODRINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
PACERONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

10
TAMSULOSIN HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

NADOLOL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
BENICAR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

19

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 Oct. 23, 2012.
  • 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.