Prescriber Checkup

Prescriber Checkup

The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

See Other Prescribers With This Specialty in This State »

7,215Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$843K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
855 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

8% 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

$720K

2014

$783K

2015

$843K

2016

Number of Claims

6,728

2014

7,101

2015

7,215

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.

Click to Filter by Category

Clear Filter


O

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 474

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

142

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 416

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

126

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 413

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

112

patients, 13% of all patients

ELIQUIS 410

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 359

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

106

patients, 12% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 311

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

84

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 270

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 259

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 214

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

VALSARTAN 185

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 185

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 184

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

TOPROL XL 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

PRADAXA 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

CARTIA XT 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to [email protected] and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to [email protected].

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 Jan. 20, 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.