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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,767Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$827K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,284 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

19% 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

$572K

2014

$720K

2015

$827K

2016

Number of Claims

16,756

2014

16,836

2015

16,767

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 1,320

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,206

prescriptions.

270

patients, 21% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 1,267

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,143

prescriptions.

251

patients, 20% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 920

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

860

prescriptions.

206

patients, 16% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 915

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

840

prescriptions.

184

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 796

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

707

prescriptions.

172

patients, 13% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 791

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

745

prescriptions.

167

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 751

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

655

prescriptions.

165

patients, 13% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 704

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

643

prescriptions.

149

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 656

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

610

prescriptions.

136

patients, 11% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 540

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

499

prescriptions.

120

patients, 9% of all patients

XARELTO 515

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

95

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 481

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

88

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 469

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

98

patients, 8% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 467

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

115

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 425

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

96

patients, 7% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 376

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

73

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

80

patients, 6% of all patients

NITROSTAT 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

225

patients, 18% of all patients

DIGOXIN 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

ELIQUIS 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

CARTIA XT 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

METOLAZONE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

74

patients, 6% of all patients

KLOR-CON M10 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

EFFIENT 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

ZETIA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
BRILINTA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
NIFEDIPINE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

NADOLOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 March 14, 2013.
  • 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.