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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,535Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$677K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,013 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

8% 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

$569K

2014

$591K

2015

$677K

2016

Number of Claims

15,414

2014

15,277

2015

16,535

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.

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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 1,337

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,258

prescriptions.

274

patients, 27% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 1,077

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

995

prescriptions.

191

patients, 19% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,019

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

996

prescriptions.

176

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 873

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

822

prescriptions.

157

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 811

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

761

prescriptions.

168

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 739

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

696

prescriptions.

151

patients, 15% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 589

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

575

prescriptions.

117

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 575

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

555

prescriptions.

114

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 521

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

102

patients, 10% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 507

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

97

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 471

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

103

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 441

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

90

patients, 9% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 429

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

84

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 392

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

SOTALOL 356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

DIGOXIN 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

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DIGOX 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

CARTIA XT 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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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 Feb. 2, 2016.
  • 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.