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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,896Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$808K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
782 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

12% 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

$579K

2014

$617K

2015

$808K

2016

Number of Claims

7,366

2014

6,964

2015

7,896

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 847

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

795

prescriptions.

228

patients, 29% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 414

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

105

patients, 13% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 410

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

121

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 377

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

122

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 369

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

107

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 293

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

ELIQUIS 289

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

SOTALOL 278

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 253

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 251

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 241

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

XARELTO 205

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 202

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

PROPAFENONE HCL 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

PRADAXA 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

DIGOXIN 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

TOPROL XL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

CARTIA XT 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

TIKOSYN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DISOPYRAMIDE PHOSPHATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 10
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% 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 Dec. 1, 2016.
  • 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.