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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,773Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$806K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,038 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

28% 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

$750K

2014

$752K

2015

$806K

2016

Number of Claims

14,745

2014

13,511

2015

12,773

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 TARTRATE 1,697

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

1,478

prescriptions.

323

patients, 31% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 919

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

810

prescriptions.

182

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 733

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

659

prescriptions.

155

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 637

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

585

prescriptions.

124

patients, 12% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 526

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

103

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 484

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

87

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 476

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

106

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 449

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

128

patients, 12% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 448

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 419

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

89

patients, 9% of all patients

EFFIENT 374

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

10
XARELTO 364

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

PROPAFENONE HCL 322

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

NITROSTAT 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

186

patients, 18% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

RANEXA 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

MULTAQ 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

CARTIA XT 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

METOLAZONE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

MIDODRINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

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 Nov. 10, 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.