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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,444Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$965K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,300 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

21% 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

$712K

2014

$822K

2015

$965K

2016

Number of Claims

10,695

2014

11,228

2015

11,444

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
CLOPIDOGREL 1,632

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

1,501

prescriptions.

542

patients, 42% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 1,031

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

956

prescriptions.

316

patients, 24% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 746

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

646

prescriptions.

246

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 617

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

570

prescriptions.

180

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 581

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

214

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 538

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

160

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 503

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

162

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 420

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

119

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 420

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

132

patients, 10% of all patients

RANEXA 393

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

108

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 330

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

99

patients, 8% of all patients

NITROSTAT 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

202

patients, 16% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

75

patients, 6% of all patients

ELIQUIS 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

65

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

73

patients, 6% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

SOTALOL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

SILDENAFIL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% 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 8, 2018.
  • 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.