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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,686Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$710K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,044 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

39% 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

$552K

2014

$621K

2015

$710K

2016

Number of Claims

14,753

2014

14,674

2015

14,686

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
CARVEDILOL 1,262

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

961

prescriptions.

211

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 1,054

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

816

prescriptions.

198

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 974

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

843

prescriptions.

172

patients, 16% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 815

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

713

prescriptions.

142

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 792

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

658

prescriptions.

130

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 615

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

109

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 570

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

93

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 527

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

86

patients, 8% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 516

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

86

patients, 8% of all patients

XARELTO 479

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 455

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

90

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 381

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 380

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

ELIQUIS 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

CARTIA XT 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

RANEXA 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

PROPAFENONE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

EFFIENT 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PRADAXA 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ATENOLOL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SOTALOL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

TAZTIA XT 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

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CRESTOR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

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 July 26, 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.