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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,175Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.2M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,796 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

24% 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

$402K

2014

$671K

2015

$1.2M

2016

Number of Claims

8,156

2014

10,482

2015

15,175

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 1,740

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

1,449

prescriptions.

390

patients, 22% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 1,470

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

1,252

prescriptions.

348

patients, 19% of all patients

ELIQUIS 1,090

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,027

prescriptions.

217

patients, 12% of all patients

10
LISINOPRIL 1,024

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

867

prescriptions.

242

patients, 13% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 805

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

665

prescriptions.

182

patients, 10% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 696

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

559

prescriptions.

176

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 660

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

588

prescriptions.

160

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 602

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

515

prescriptions.

164

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 573

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

530

prescriptions.

138

patients, 8% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 560

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

129

patients, 7% of all patients

10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 543

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

150

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 468

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

109

patients, 6% of all patients

XARELTO 427

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

78

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

81

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

76

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

60

patients, 3% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

41

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

55

patients, 3% of all patients

PRADAXA 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

RANEXA 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

44

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

39

patients, 2% of all patients

JANTOVEN 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

42

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

SOTALOL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

ZETIA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

NITROSTAT 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

50

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

TOPROL XL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% 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 July 13, 2009.
  • 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.