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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,757Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$661K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
923 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

8% 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

$493K

2014

$505K

2015

$661K

2016

Number of Claims

8,034

2014

8,047

2015

8,757

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 861

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

823

prescriptions.

185

patients, 20% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 808

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

748

prescriptions.

191

patients, 21% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 564

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

528

prescriptions.

128

patients, 14% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 459

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

102

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 381

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

92

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 355

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

85

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 329

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 290

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

ELIQUIS 270

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 261

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 258

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 255

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 227

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROSTAT 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

XARELTO 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

RANEXA 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
JANTOVEN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

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 Dec. 27, 2016.
  • 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.