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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,110Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$767K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
913 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

9% 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

$529K

2014

$617K

2015

$767K

2016

Number of Claims

5,312

2014

5,580

2015

6,110

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 459

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

151

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 349

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

102

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 332

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

112

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 331

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

113

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 313

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

105

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 312

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

102

patients, 11% of all patients

XARELTO 285

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 266

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

94

patients, 10% of all patients

ELIQUIS 257

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 242

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

89

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 239

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

99

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 162

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

CARTIA XT 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

PRADAXA 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

TOPROL XL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

PROPAFENONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

SOTALOL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

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 May 20, 2008.
  • 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.