Prescriber Checkup

Prescriber Checkup

The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

See Other Prescribers With This Specialty in This State »

9,721Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$824K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,007 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

17% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income 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

$752K

2014

$802K

2015

$824K

2016

Number of Claims

11,368

2014

10,389

2015

9,721

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.

Click to Filter by Category

Clear Filter


O

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 943

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

901

prescriptions.

183

patients, 18% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 922

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

848

prescriptions.

217

patients, 22% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 656

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

602

prescriptions.

120

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 617

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

582

prescriptions.

119

patients, 12% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 469

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

87

patients, 9% of all patients

XARELTO 469

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 401

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 341

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 298

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 289

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 270

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

DIGOXIN 255

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 253

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

RANEXA 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

PRADAXA 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

BRILINTA 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to [email protected] and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to [email protected].

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 Nov. 30, 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.