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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,392Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$492K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
595 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

34% 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

$265K

2014

$313K

2015

$492K

2016

Number of Claims

4,350

2014

5,243

2015

7,392

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
CARVEDILOL 772

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

617

prescriptions.

126

patients, 21% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 696

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

586

prescriptions.

125

patients, 21% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 653

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

557

prescriptions.

104

patients, 17% of all patients

ELIQUIS 580

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

529

prescriptions.

91

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 558

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

89

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 345

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 323

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 276

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 251

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 213

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

SOTALOL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

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 Oct. 26, 2017.
  • 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.