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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,246Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$650K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,015 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

13% 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

$409K

2014

$488K

2015

$650K

2016

Number of Claims

8,530

2014

8,654

2015

9,246

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 SUCCINATE 870

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

841

prescriptions.

196

patients, 19% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 762

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

676

prescriptions.

178

patients, 18% of all patients

XARELTO 585

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

557

prescriptions.

107

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 582

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

557

prescriptions.

141

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 476

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

110

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 465

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

121

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 384

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

105

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 337

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 311

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 303

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 257

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 243

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 237

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

85

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

CARTIA XT 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

RANEXA 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ENTRESTO 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

SOTALOL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

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 Oct. 11, 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.