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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,180Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$655K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
294 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

23% 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

$592K

2014

$639K

2015

$655K

2016

Number of Claims

7,660

2014

7,780

2015

7,180

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 480

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

89

patients, 30% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 370

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

61

patients, 21% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 316

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

53

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 312

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

51

patients, 17% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 236

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

35

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 213

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

38

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 202

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

37

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 201

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

37

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

BENICAR 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

ELIQUIS 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

CRESTOR 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

PRADAXA 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
WARFARIN SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
MEMANTINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
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. 5, 2013.
  • 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.