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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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3,680Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$407K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
356 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

4% 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

$269K

2014

$284K

2015

$407K

2016

Number of Claims

3,395

2014

3,331

2015

3,680

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
CLOPIDOGREL 293

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

65

patients, 18% of all patients

ELIQUIS 202

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 194

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 177

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 163

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 161

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 160

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 153

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 141

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

CRESTOR 140

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 135

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 127

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 93

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

DIGOX 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 73

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 69

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 67

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 63

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

NIACIN ER 62

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 61

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% 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 March 10, 2014.
  • 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.