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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,627Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$855K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
732 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% 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

$705K

2014

$743K

2015

$855K

2016

Number of Claims

6,242

2014

6,479

2015

6,627

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 494

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

164

patients, 22% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 480

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

119

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 407

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

112

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 395

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

114

patients, 16% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 259

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 244

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 202

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

BENICAR 176

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LIVALO 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PRADAXA 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

TOPROL XL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

AZOR 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

METOLAZONE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

RANEXA 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

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 June 24, 2010.
  • 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.