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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,882Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$601K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
798 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

38% 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

$482K

2014

$503K

2015

$601K

2016

Number of Claims

9,795

2014

10,253

2015

10,882

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
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 857

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

708

prescriptions.

161

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 623

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

125

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 563

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

530

prescriptions.

90

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 542

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

105

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 513

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

92

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 423

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 386

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 365

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 326

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 315

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 297

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

ELIQUIS 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SOTALOL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DIGOXIN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
EFFIENT 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
LABETALOL HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

BRILINTA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
XARELTO 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% 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 April 2, 2008.
  • 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.