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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,081Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$876K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
875 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

5% 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

$780K

2014

$777K

2015

$876K

2016

Number of Claims

8,170

2014

8,103

2015

8,081

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 743

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

729

prescriptions.

228

patients, 26% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 545

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

524

prescriptions.

175

patients, 20% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 488

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

160

patients, 18% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 339

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

102

patients, 12% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 285

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

92

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 246

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 244

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

92

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 234

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

CRESTOR 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

XARELTO 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

TOPROL XL 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

RANEXA 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

PRADAXA 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROSTAT 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON M10 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

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 Sept. 29, 2010.
  • 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.