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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,975Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$538K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,078 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

19% 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

$339K

2014

$429K

2015

$538K

2016

Number of Claims

7,060

2014

8,525

2015

9,975

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
CARVEDILOL 895

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

804

prescriptions.

228

patients, 21% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 705

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

624

prescriptions.

171

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 522

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

148

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 471

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

126

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 447

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

114

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 410

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

102

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 386

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

99

patients, 9% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 372

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

105

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 351

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

89

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 317

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 302

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

92

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

ELIQUIS 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

CARTIA XT 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

RANEXA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

MULTAQ 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% 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 Sept. 23, 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.