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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,528Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.21M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
930 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

5% 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

$960K

2014

$1.07M

2015

$1.21M

2016

Number of Claims

8,244

2014

8,397

2015

9,528

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 882

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

857

prescriptions.

260

patients, 28% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 425

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

122

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 413

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

124

patients, 13% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 413

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

127

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 408

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

137

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 405

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

118

patients, 13% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 387

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

101

patients, 11% of all patients

ZETIA 348

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

88

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 315

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 301

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

96

patients, 10% of all patients

CRESTOR 299

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

106

patients, 11% of all patients

ELIQUIS 270

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 260

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

WELCHOL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

TOPROL XL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

PRADAXA 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

COLESTIPOL HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

EPLERENONE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

SOTALOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

DIGOX 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

NIACIN ER 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

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TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

MULTAQ 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

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 March 25, 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.