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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,234Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.29M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,340 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

14% 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

$954K

2014

$1.18M

2015

$1.29M

2016

Number of Claims

10,661

2014

11,927

2015

13,234

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
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 988

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

932

prescriptions.

266

patients, 20% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 958

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

914

prescriptions.

268

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 792

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

729

prescriptions.

220

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 726

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

670

prescriptions.

208

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 541

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

524

prescriptions.

160

patients, 12% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 520

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

502

prescriptions.

138

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 502

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

484

prescriptions.

144

patients, 11% of all patients

ATENOLOL 501

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

147

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 446

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

124

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 433

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

126

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 418

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

119

patients, 9% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 350

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

92

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

95

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

76

patients, 6% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

65

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

59

patients, 4% of all patients

JANTOVEN 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

60

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

58

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

57

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

RANEXA 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

PRADAXA 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROSTAT 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

86

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

MULTAQ 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

TOPROL XL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

DIGOX 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

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 18, 2009.
  • 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.