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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,635Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$753K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
977 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

30% 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

$200K

2014

$434K

2015

$753K

2016

Number of Claims

3,259

2014

8,170

2015

11,635

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 1,549

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

1,290

prescriptions.

260

patients, 27% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 914

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

817

prescriptions.

159

patients, 16% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 823

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

671

prescriptions.

145

patients, 15% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 808

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

698

prescriptions.

142

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 754

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

650

prescriptions.

140

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 698

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

564

prescriptions.

147

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 541

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

103

patients, 11% of all patients

ELIQUIS 532

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

517

prescriptions.

88

patients, 9% of all patients

XARELTO 419

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 376

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 350

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 335

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

BRILINTA 307

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

10
WARFARIN SODIUM 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

SOTALOL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

RANEXA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

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 April 18, 2013.
  • 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.