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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,703Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$397K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
548 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

18% 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

$415K

2014

$408K

2015

$397K

2016

Number of Claims

5,799

2014

5,697

2015

5,703

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
CARVEDILOL 443

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

93

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 383

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

90

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 369

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

86

patients, 16% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 271

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 269

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 245

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 232

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 208

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 207

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 202

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 197

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

XARELTO 174

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

DIGOXIN 149

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 145

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

DIGOX 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

CARTIA XT 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

ELIQUIS 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

ZETIA 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

SOTALOL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

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 Jan. 10, 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.