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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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3,304Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$395K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
211 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

21% 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

$541K

2014

$500K

2015

$395K

2016

Number of Claims

5,192

2014

4,649

2015

3,304

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
BYSTOLIC 157

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

35

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 129

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

32

patients, 15% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 107

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

28

patients, 13% of all patients

CRESTOR 96

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

26

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 89

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 89

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

26

patients, 12% of all patients

BENICAR 89

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 9% of all patients

NIACIN ER 83

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 83

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

27

patients, 13% of all patients

VALSARTAN 81

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

30

patients, 14% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 78

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

26

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 68

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

25

patients, 12% of all patients

FENOFIBRIC ACID* 55

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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ALPRAZOLAM 54

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

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 Dec. 17, 2012.
  • 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.