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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,915Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$631K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,048 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

20% 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

$499K

2014

$541K

2015

$631K

2016

Number of Claims

9,902

2014

8,879

2015

8,915

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 737

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

668

prescriptions.

199

patients, 19% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 694

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

616

prescriptions.

189

patients, 18% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 613

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

541

prescriptions.

148

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 522

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

152

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 469

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

143

patients, 14% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 463

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

152

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 430

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

121

patients, 12% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 414

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

115

patients, 11% of all patients

ELIQUIS 376

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 327

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

90

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 281

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 275

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

86

patients, 8% of all patients

XARELTO 224

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

CARTIA XT 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

SOTALOL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

NITROSTAT 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

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 1, 2011.
  • 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.