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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,448Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$367K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
812 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% 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

$172K

2014

$219K

2015

$367K

2016

Number of Claims

3,607

2014

5,799

2015

8,448

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 873

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

832

prescriptions.

221

patients, 27% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 613

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

599

prescriptions.

159

patients, 20% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 525

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

502

prescriptions.

147

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 522

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

145

patients, 18% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 503

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

130

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 415

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

114

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 414

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

103

patients, 13% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 262

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 244

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 234

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 233

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CARTIA XT 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PRADAXA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

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 March 11, 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.