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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,560Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$435K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
579 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

22% 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

$298K

2014

$316K

2015

$435K

2016

Number of Claims

6,379

2014

6,388

2015

6,560

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 488

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

97

patients, 17% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 340

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

78

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 338

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

84

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 323

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

81

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 296

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 287

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

78

patients, 13% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 286

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 280

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 262

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 184

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 170

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

SOTALOL 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

RANEXA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

BRILINTA 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TOPROL XL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

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 July 30, 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.