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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,944Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$480K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
700 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

28% 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

$300K

2014

$362K

2015

$480K

2016

Number of Claims

6,298

2014

6,374

2015

6,944

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 865

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

784

prescriptions.

202

patients, 29% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 556

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

119

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 487

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

102

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 454

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

109

patients, 16% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 444

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

93

patients, 13% of all patients

ATENOLOL 405

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

92

patients, 13% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 336

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 313

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 222

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

ELIQUIS 194

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

NITROSTAT 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

96

patients, 14% of all patients

XARELTO 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

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. 18, 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.