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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,669Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$498K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
535 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

15% 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

$480K

2014

$475K

2015

$498K

2016

Number of Claims

5,281

2014

5,492

2015

5,669

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 672

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

637

prescriptions.

144

patients, 27% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 331

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

88

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 312

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

79

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 274

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

76

patients, 14% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 249

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 243

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 234

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 210

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 172

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 165

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

XARELTO 164

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 154

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 142

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

SOTALOL 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

MULTAQ 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

TIKOSYN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
KLOR-CON M20 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

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 March 8, 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.