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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,995Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$483K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
957 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

47% 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

$376K

2014

$401K

2015

$483K

2016

Number of Claims

8,460

2014

9,303

2015

9,995

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
CARVEDILOL 817

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

571

prescriptions.

180

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 811

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

608

prescriptions.

196

patients, 20% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 729

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

527

prescriptions.

183

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 657

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

155

patients, 16% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 582

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

126

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 481

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

117

patients, 12% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 444

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 433

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

120

patients, 13% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 368

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

95

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 322

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

88

patients, 9% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 318

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 268

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

METOLAZONE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

PRADAXA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

RANEXA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

BRILINTA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

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 July 9, 2007.
  • 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.