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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,819Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$636K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
473 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

8% 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

$612K

2014

$585K

2015

$636K

2016

Number of Claims

5,597

2014

5,588

2015

5,819

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 637

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

612

prescriptions.

176

patients, 37% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 485

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

129

patients, 27% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 327

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

87

patients, 18% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 311

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

89

patients, 19% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 279

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

86

patients, 18% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 243

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 174

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

XARELTO 169

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 167

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 155

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 154

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

CRESTOR 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

ZETIA 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

TOPROL XL 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

RANEXA 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

PRADAXA 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROSTAT 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% 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 17, 2014.
  • 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.