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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,435Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$565K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
679 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

17% 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

$539K

2014

$548K

2015

$565K

2016

Number of Claims

5,659

2014

5,801

2015

5,435

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 463

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

164

patients, 24% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 343

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

118

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 281

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

109

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 248

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

88

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 242

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

88

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 230

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 210

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 180

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 180

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 177

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 159

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 149

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

TOPROL XL 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

CRESTOR 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

PRADAXA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

SOTALOL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

NITROSTAT 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

ELIQUIS 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

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 Aug. 17, 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.