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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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3,827Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$327K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
537 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

22% 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

$160K

2014

$196K

2015

$327K

2016

Number of Claims

2,276

2014

2,929

2015

3,827

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
CLOPIDOGREL 266

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

85

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 206

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

78

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 164

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 158

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 138

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 137

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 120

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 110

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 100

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

MULTAQ 98

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 97

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 68

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 68

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 64

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 63

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 60

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

SOTALOL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

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 Dec. 20, 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.