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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,637Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$860K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
952 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

76% 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

$935K

2014

$899K

2015

$860K

2016

Number of Claims

12,029

2014

10,063

2015

9,637

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 783

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

725

prescriptions.

207

patients, 22% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 696

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

682

prescriptions.

183

patients, 19% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 538

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

494

prescriptions.

162

patients, 17% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 457

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

129

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 422

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

130

patients, 14% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 357

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

90

patients, 9% of all patients

VALSARTAN 354

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

107

patients, 11% of all patients

RANEXA 315

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 254

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

PRADAXA 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

NITROSTAT 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

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 April 15, 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.