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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,168Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$580K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,081 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

15% 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

$378K

2014

$476K

2015

$580K

2016

Number of Claims

9,892

2014

11,021

2015

12,168

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 1,032

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

906

prescriptions.

224

patients, 21% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,032

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

842

prescriptions.

210

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 986

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

795

prescriptions.

193

patients, 18% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 851

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

725

prescriptions.

184

patients, 17% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 748

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

652

prescriptions.

146

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 678

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

643

prescriptions.

147

patients, 14% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 674

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

540

prescriptions.

118

patients, 11% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 503

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

98

patients, 9% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 500

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

92

patients, 9% of all patients

XARELTO 497

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 408

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 361

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

87

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

DIGOXIN 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

CARTIA XT 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROSTAT 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

SOTALOL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

DIGOX 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

RANEXA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11
METOLAZONE 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 Jan. 23, 2012.
  • 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.