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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,158Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$973K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
858 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

5% 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

$829K

2014

$857K

2015

$973K

2016

Number of Claims

7,539

2014

7,880

2015

8,158

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 641

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

629

prescriptions.

195

patients, 23% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 613

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

600

prescriptions.

172

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 372

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

106

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 325

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

97

patients, 11% of all patients

TOPROL XL 315

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

84

patients, 10% of all patients

10
WARFARIN SODIUM 277

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 266

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 265

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 205

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

XARELTO 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

ZETIA 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

NADOLOL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

PRADAXA 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

RANEXA 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

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 May 20, 2014.
  • 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.