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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,712Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$990K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
657 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

23% 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

$913K

2014

$885K

2015

$990K

2016

Number of Claims

17,946

2014

15,232

2015

14,712

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 SUCCINATE 1,110

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,021

prescriptions.

200

patients, 30% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 886

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

821

prescriptions.

157

patients, 24% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 731

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

684

prescriptions.

133

patients, 20% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 712

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

688

prescriptions.

113

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 561

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

535

prescriptions.

101

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 546

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

511

prescriptions.

99

patients, 15% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 506

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

104

patients, 16% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 491

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 414

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

76

patients, 12% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 401

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

DIGOXIN 387

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 372

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

ZETIA 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

CRESTOR 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

SOTALOL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

RANEXA 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ENTRESTO 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

MULTAQ 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

DIGOX 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

CARTIA XT 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

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LOVASTATIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
GABAPENTIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

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 Jan. 2, 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.