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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,212Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.3M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
965 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

27% 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

$922K

2014

$1.03M

2015

$1.3M

2016

Number of Claims

11,645

2014

11,879

2015

12,212

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
CARVEDILOL 1,094

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

919

prescriptions.

251

patients, 26% of all patients

SOTALOL 666

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

634

prescriptions.

119

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 661

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

552

prescriptions.

149

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 643

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

570

prescriptions.

146

patients, 15% of all patients

ELIQUIS 501

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

101

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 480

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 435

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

91

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 435

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

101

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 387

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

93

patients, 10% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 366

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 360

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

XARELTO 322

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

RANEXA 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

CARTIA XT 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

MULTAQ 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

PRADAXA 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

SOTALOL AF 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

10
TIKOSYN 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

BRILINTA 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

ENTRESTO 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOX 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DOFETILIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
BENICAR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

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 Aug. 12, 2013.
  • 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.