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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,709Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 532

$1.38M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 532

1,316 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

12% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Michigan
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 1,194 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

2% of this provider’s 1,316 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

4% of this provider’s 1,194 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 6%.

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Opioids

2% of this provider’s 1,316 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 3%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$94 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $90 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

11 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$651K

2012

$1.3M

2013

$1.39M

2014

$1.38M

2015

Number of Claims

7,820

2012

14,185

2013

15,212

2014

14,709

2015

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.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,651

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

1,492

prescriptions.

341

patients, 26% of all patients

1 1
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and congestive heart failure (CHF). Source: National Library of Medicine

838

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

735

prescriptions.

236

patients, 18% of all patients

2 4
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure. Source: National Library of Medicine

766

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

670

prescriptions.

218

patients, 17% of all patients

3 2
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

Helps prevent stroke, heart attack, and other heart problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

728

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

599

prescriptions.

206

patients, 16% of all patients

4 5
WARFARIN SODIUM

Warfarin is used to prevent... +

Warfarin is used to prevent blood clots from forming or growing larger in your blood and blood vessels. Source: National Library of Medicine

557

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

536

prescriptions.

158

patients, 12% of all patients

5 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

544

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

517

prescriptions.

158

patients, 12% of all patients

6 7
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure after a heart attack. Source: National Library of Medicine

479

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

145

patients, 11% of all patients

7 33
NIFEDIPINE ER

Used for the treatment of v... +

Used for the treatment of vasospastic angina, chronic stable angina and hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

472

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

133

patients, 10% of all patients

8 45
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

422

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

132

patients, 10% of all patients

9 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

415

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

134

patients, 10% of all patients

10 3
NIFEDICAL XL

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

398

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

113

patients, 9% of all patients

10 11 65
TERAZOSIN HCL

Terazosin is used in men to... +

Terazosin is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH), which include difficulty urinating (hesitation, dribbling, weak stream, and incomplete bladder emptying), painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency. Source: National Library of Medicine

380

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

87

patients, 7% of all patients

12 63
ELIQUIS

Used to help prevent stroke... +

Used to help prevent strokes or blood clots in people who have atrial fibrillation (a condition in which the heart beats irregularly, increasing the chance of clots forming in the body and possibly causing strokes) that is not caused by heart valve disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

377

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

81

patients, 6% of all patients

13 15
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID

Used to treat high blood pr... +

Used to treat high blood pressure and edema (fluid retention; excess fluid held in body tissues) in patients who have lower amounts of potassium in their bodies or for whom low potassium levels in the body could be dangerous. Source: National Library of Medicine

321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

94

patients, 7% of all patients

14 42
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER

Isosorbide mononitrate is u... +

Isosorbide mononitrate is used to prevent angina (chest pain) caused by coronary artery disease (heart disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

81

patients, 6% of all patients

15 11
TORSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) caused by congestive heart failure, kidney disease, or liver disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

90

patients, 7% of all patients

16 40
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) and high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

79

patients, 6% of all patients

17 8
MULTAQ

Treats heart rhythm problem... +

Treats heart rhythm problems in patients who have a history of atrial fibrillation. Source: National Library of Medicine

236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

18 44
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

Lowers high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides (fats) in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

19 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

Potassium is needed to maintain good health. Source: National Library of Medicine

230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

75

patients, 6% of all patients

20 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

21 6
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

Lowers cholesterol in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

57

patients, 4% of all patients

22 28
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

Treats or prevents angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

174

patients, 13% of all patients

23 20
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM

Pravastatin is used with di... +

Pravastatin is used with diet, weight-loss, and exercise to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke and to decrease the chance that heart surgery will be needed in people who have heart disease or who are at risk of developing heart disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

24 16
AMIODARONE HCL

Amiodarone is used to treat... +

Amiodarone is used to treat and prevent certain types of serious, life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias (a certain type of abnormal heart rhythm when other medications did not help or could not be tolerated. Source: National Library of Medicine

150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

25 19
SOTALOL

Treats an irregular heartbe... +

Treats an irregular heartbeat. Source: National Library of Medicine

149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

26 23
EFFIENT

Used to prevent strokes, he... +

Used to prevent strokes, heart attacks, or other serious problems with your heart or blood vessels. Source: National Library of Medicine

141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

27 48
TOPROL XL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and angina (chest pain), and lowers the risk of repeated heart attacks. Source: National Library of Medicine

133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

28 30
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

29 14
SPIRONOLACTONE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) in patients with congestive heart failure, liver cirrhosis, or nephrotic syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

30 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM

Losartan is used alone or i... +

Losartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

30 12
XARELTO

Used to treat deep vein thr... +

Used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT; a blood clot, usually in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (PE; a blood clot in the lung). Source: National Library of Medicine

114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

32 13
PRADAXA

Used to treat deep vein thr... +

Used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT; a blood clot, usually in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (PE; a blood clot in the lung) in patients who have been treated with an injectable anticoagulant (''blood thinner''). Source: National Library of Medicine

113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

33 39
MIDODRINE HCL

Midodrine hydrochloride tab... +

Midodrine hydrochloride tablets are indicated for the treatment of symptomatic orthostatic hypotension. Source: National Library of Medicine

112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

34 77
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

35 24
NIACIN ER

Lowers cholesterol and trig... +

Lowers cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood and treats niacin deficiency (pellagra). Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

36 78
KLOR-CON M20

Potassium is essential for ... +

Potassium is essential for the proper functioning of the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

37 60
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

This drug is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

38 27
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

Treats or prevents angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

39 25
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention (edema). Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

40 21
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE

Bisoprolol is used alone or... +

Bisoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

41 41
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

Hydralazine is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

42 26
DIGITEK

Treats congestive heart fai... +

Treats congestive heart failure. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

R 42 68
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS

Omega-3 fatty acids are use... +

Omega-3 fatty acids are used together with lifestyle changes (diet, weight-loss, exercise) to reduce the amount of triglycerides (a fat-like substance) in the blood in people with very high triglycerides. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

42 112
VYTORIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

Lowers high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

45 102
RANITIDINE HCL

Ranitidine is used to treat... +

Ranitidine is used to treat ulcers; gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the food pipe (esophagus); and conditions where the stomach produces too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

46 94
CILOSTAZOL

Treats a circulation proble... +

Treats a circulation problem in which too little blood flows into your leg muscles (intermittent claudication). Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

46 54
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

48 98
JANTOVEN

Helps to prevent new blood ... +

Helps to prevent new blood clots from forming, and helps to keep existing blood clots from getting worse. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

48 59
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

Digox (digoxin) is used to treat heart failure and abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias). Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

R 50 56
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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 June 4, 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.