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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,058Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$604K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,377 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% 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

$382K

2014

$406K

2015

$604K

2016

Number of Claims

10,476

2014

10,643

2015

14,058

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
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 1,883

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

1,648

prescriptions.

364

patients, 26% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 1,074

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

962

prescriptions.

194

patients, 14% of all patients

10
WARFARIN SODIUM 888

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

840

prescriptions.

169

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 683

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

634

prescriptions.

140

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 670

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

568

prescriptions.

148

patients, 11% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 534

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

502

prescriptions.

111

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 530

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

99

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 510

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

106

patients, 8% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 510

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

109

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 468

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

103

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 429

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

87

patients, 6% of all patients

ELIQUIS 402

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

73

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 374

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

71

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

68

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

67

patients, 5% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

61

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

73

patients, 5% of all patients

BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

SOTALOL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

CRESTOR 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

RANEXA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
CARTIA XT 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

JANTOVEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ACEBUTOLOL HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
VERAPAMIL ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% 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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.