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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,332Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$549K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
674 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

17% 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

$379K

2014

$451K

2015

$549K

2016

Number of Claims

5,667

2014

6,750

2015

7,332

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 731

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

658

prescriptions.

166

patients, 25% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 654

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

630

prescriptions.

122

patients, 18% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 354

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 347

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 338

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 335

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 331

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

XARELTO 311

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 293

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 256

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 210

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

ELIQUIS 203

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 194

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

CARTIA XT 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOX 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPAFENONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
QUINAPRIL HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

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 Jan. 10, 2014.
  • 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.