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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,356Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$776K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,071 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

16% 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

$606K

2014

$728K

2015

$776K

2016

Number of Claims

14,291

2014

16,179

2015

17,356

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.

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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
LISINOPRIL 796

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

767

prescriptions.

162

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 773

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

747

prescriptions.

137

patients, 13% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 726

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

702

prescriptions.

144

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 697

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

640

prescriptions.

142

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 680

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

637

prescriptions.

140

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 673

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

661

prescriptions.

133

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 635

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

583

prescriptions.

123

patients, 11% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 579

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

555

prescriptions.

104

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 485

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

94

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 479

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

104

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 476

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 403

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

80

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 364

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 364

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

JANTOVEN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

NITROSTAT 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

SYNTHROID 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

PREDNISONE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOX 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

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TRAZODONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

PRADAXA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

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VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

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AMIODARONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

SOTALOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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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 Feb. 1, 2018.
  • 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.