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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,861Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$531K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
842 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

27% 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

$493K

2014

$522K

2015

$531K

2016

Number of Claims

11,398

2014

10,680

2015

10,861

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 912

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

812

prescriptions.

179

patients, 21% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 891

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

819

prescriptions.

170

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 751

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

683

prescriptions.

147

patients, 17% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 559

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

494

prescriptions.

111

patients, 13% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 457

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 455

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 428

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

90

patients, 11% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 413

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

90

patients, 11% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 322

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 317

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

DIGOXIN 287

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 286

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

MULTAQ 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

NITROSTAT 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

101

patients, 12% of all patients

ELIQUIS 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

CARTIA XT 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
SOTALOL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
KLOR-CON M10 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DIGOX 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

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 July 13, 2010.
  • 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.