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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,234Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.3M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,762 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% 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

$938K

2014

$1.05M

2015

$1.3M

2016

Number of Claims

14,333

2014

15,300

2015

17,234

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 968

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

820

prescriptions.

222

patients, 13% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 934

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

745

prescriptions.

247

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 812

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

658

prescriptions.

241

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 767

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

707

prescriptions.

207

patients, 12% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 673

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

524

prescriptions.

174

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 501

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

147

patients, 8% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 478

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

136

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 441

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

109

patients, 6% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 427

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

137

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 407

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

108

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 385

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

99

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 381

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

115

patients, 7% of all patients

ELIQUIS 366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

85

patients, 5% of all patients

BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

104

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

86

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

75

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

90

patients, 5% of all patients

SOTALOL 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

68

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

78

patients, 4% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

43

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

70

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

71

patients, 4% of all patients

CARTIA XT 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

62

patients, 4% of all patients

PROPAFENONE HCL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

56

patients, 3% of all patients

PRADAXA 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

RANEXA 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

40

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

52

patients, 3% of all patients

EFFIENT 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

50

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

43

patients, 2% of all patients

NADOLOL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

TOPROL XL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

49

patients, 3% of all patients

EPLERENONE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

69

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

55

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M10 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

41

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

40

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

88

patients, 5% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

O
DIAZEPAM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

63

patients, 4% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

BRILINTA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

XARELTO 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

NIACIN ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

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 Dec. 3, 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.