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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,013Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$409K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
736 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

28% 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

$297K

2014

$347K

2015

$409K

2016

Number of Claims

7,000

2014

7,482

2015

9,013

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
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,089

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

1,018

prescriptions.

202

patients, 27% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 813

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

700

prescriptions.

153

patients, 21% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 701

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

577

prescriptions.

145

patients, 20% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 613

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

511

prescriptions.

118

patients, 16% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 536

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 467

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 410

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 404

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

ELIQUIS 234

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

NITROSTAT 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

EFFIENT 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PRADAXA 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SOTALOL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
RAMIPRIL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

RANEXA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BRILINTA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
GEMFIBROZIL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
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. 27, 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.