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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,970Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$452K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
636 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

10% 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

$389K

2014

$382K

2015

$452K

2016

Number of Claims

7,360

2014

7,737

2015

8,970

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 724

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

664

prescriptions.

151

patients, 24% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 714

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

666

prescriptions.

158

patients, 25% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 537

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

504

prescriptions.

116

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 511

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

116

patients, 18% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 487

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

105

patients, 17% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 456

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

94

patients, 15% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 422

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

101

patients, 16% of all patients

10
FUROSEMIDE 321

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

84

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 304

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 264

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 251

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 229

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

DIGOXIN 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

XARELTO 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOX 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

QUINAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
NIACIN ER 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
NITROSTAT 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% 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 April 25, 2008.
  • 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.