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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,529Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$447K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
800 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

25% 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

$247K

2014

$353K

2015

$447K

2016

Number of Claims

7,889

2014

8,823

2015

9,529

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
FUROSEMIDE 749

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

627

prescriptions.

138

patients, 17% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 686

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

129

patients, 16% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 684

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

575

prescriptions.

128

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 497

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 495

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

91

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 477

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

94

patients, 12% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 469

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 449

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 448

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

XARELTO 376

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 345

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 242

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

DIGOXIN 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

SOTALOL 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CARTIA XT 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

METOLAZONE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOX 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

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 Jan. 23, 2012.
  • 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.