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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,602Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,202 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69% Patients 65 Years and Older

63% 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

$1.07M

2014

$1.36M

2015

$2.11M

2016

Number of Claims

12,471

2014

14,201

2015

16,602

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.

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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
CARVEDILOL 1,126

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

760

prescriptions.

221

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 971

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

667

prescriptions.

211

patients, 18% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 910

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

582

prescriptions.

208

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 769

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

163

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 671

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

530

prescriptions.

147

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 591

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

134

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 576

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

112

patients, 9% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 549

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

108

patients, 9% of all patients

DIGOXIN 485

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

84

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 472

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

96

patients, 8% of all patients

RANEXA 470

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

93

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 412

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

92

patients, 8% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

81

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

PRADAXA 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

CARTIA XT 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

PROPAFENONE HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROSTAT 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

ENTRESTO 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

VASCEPA 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

DIGOX 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

METOLAZONE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

MIDODRINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ADCIRCA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

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RAMIPRIL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

SOTALOL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

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BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DEXILANT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

LETAIRIS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

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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 23, 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.