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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,635Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$485K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
721 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

15% 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

$254K

2014

$341K

2015

$485K

2016

Number of Claims

5,546

2014

6,152

2015

6,635

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
CARVEDILOL 573

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

121

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 560

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

120

patients, 17% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 394

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

102

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 389

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

105

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 378

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

104

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 358

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

XARELTO 356

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL 328

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 260

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 221

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 216

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 179

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

ELIQUIS 169

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

SOTALOL 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

BRILINTA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
PRADAXA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

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. 6, 2016.
  • 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.