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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,333Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$726K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
183 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
50% Patients 65 Years and Older

80% 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

$521K

2014

$639K

2015

$726K

2016

Number of Claims

5,458

2014

5,975

2015

6,333

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
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 429

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

59

patients, 32% of all patients

O
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 418

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

99

patients, 54% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 356

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

55

patients, 30% of all patients

O
ALLOPURINOL 307

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

85

patients, 46% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 239

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

68

patients, 37% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 196

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

48

patients, 26% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 184

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

39

patients, 21% of all patients

MELOXICAM 172

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

42

patients, 23% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 13% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

24

patients, 13% of all patients

O
LYRICA 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

26

patients, 14% of all patients

ZETIA 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

33

patients, 18% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

27

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

23

patients, 13% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

27

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

32

patients, 17% of all patients

VICTOZA 3-PAK 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

O
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

20

patients, 11% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

26

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 11% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

18

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

23

patients, 13% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 10% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% 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 Nov. 22, 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.