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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,951Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$692K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
663 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

4% 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

$579K

2014

$605K

2015

$692K

2016

Number of Claims

5,787

2014

5,739

2015

5,951

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 547

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

542

prescriptions.

180

patients, 27% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 346

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

96

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 248

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

86

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 242

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 242

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 235

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 232

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 231

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 222

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

ZETIA 207

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 203

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

ELIQUIS 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

TOPROL XL 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

CARTIA XT 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

RANEXA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

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 Aug. 3, 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.