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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,017Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$814K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,011 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

22% 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

$576K

2014

$648K

2015

$814K

2016

Number of Claims

11,710

2014

12,816

2015

14,017

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
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,181

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,124

prescriptions.

222

patients, 22% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 1,016

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

955

prescriptions.

197

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 833

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

788

prescriptions.

168

patients, 17% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 796

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

698

prescriptions.

156

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 719

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

645

prescriptions.

134

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 536

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

108

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 523

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

142

patients, 14% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 500

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

89

patients, 9% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 471

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

99

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 389

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 389

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 371

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

92

patients, 9% of all patients

ELIQUIS 356

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

XARELTO 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

RANEXA 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

CARTIA XT 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROSTAT 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

107

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

SOTALOL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

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PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

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LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

MULTAQ 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

COUMADIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

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NITROGLYCERIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

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 Nov. 2, 2011.
  • 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.