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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,672Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.32M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,090 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

8% 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

$1.96M

2014

$2.04M

2015

$2.32M

2016

Number of Claims

8,192

2014

8,752

2015

9,672

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
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 699

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

644

prescriptions.

199

patients, 18% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 685

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

628

prescriptions.

192

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 526

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

484

prescriptions.

143

patients, 13% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 523

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

142

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 461

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

133

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 440

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

128

patients, 12% of all patients

CRESTOR 309

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

108

patients, 10% of all patients

XARELTO 305

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 288

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

100

patients, 9% of all patients

VALSARTAN 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

ZETIA 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

CARTIA XT 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

NIACIN ER 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

RANEXA 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRIC ACID* 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

PRADAXA 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

ENTRESTO 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

COREG CR 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

SOTALOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

EPLERENONE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

BRILINTA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

MULTAQ 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

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 April 22, 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.