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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,060Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
534 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

10% 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

$159K

2014

$628K

2015

$1.09M

2016

Number of Claims

3,270

2014

4,594

2015

6,060

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 540

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

114

patients, 21% of all patients

ELIQUIS 462

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

77

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 432

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

102

patients, 19% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 397

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

71

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 372

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

74

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 325

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 301

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 301

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 215

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 176

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 152

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

MULTAQ 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ADCIRCA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
JANTOVEN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

BRILINTA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% 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 20, 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.