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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,416Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 636

$2.3M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 636

1,224 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

28% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Ohio
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

8% of this provider’s 1,224 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

6% of this provider’s 985 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 5%.

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Opioids

8% of this provider’s 1,224 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$132 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $75 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$2.45M

2012

$2.66M

2013

$2.85M

2014

$2.3M

2015

Number of Claims

18,323

2012

17,305

2013

19,056

2014

17,416

2015

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.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

Helps prevent stroke, heart attack, and other heart problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,965

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

1,699

prescriptions.

487

patients, 40% of all patients

1 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,049

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

874

prescriptions.

293

patients, 24% of all patients

2 1
WARFARIN SODIUM

Warfarin is used to prevent... +

Warfarin is used to prevent blood clots from forming or growing larger in your blood and blood vessels. Source: National Library of Medicine

922

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

837

prescriptions.

204

patients, 17% of all patients

3 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

907

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

738

prescriptions.

248

patients, 20% of all patients

4 2
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and congestive heart failure (CHF). Source: National Library of Medicine

793

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

642

prescriptions.

181

patients, 15% of all patients

5 4
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure. Source: National Library of Medicine

704

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

563

prescriptions.

194

patients, 16% of all patients

6 3
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) and high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

674

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

567

prescriptions.

166

patients, 14% of all patients

7 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

585

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

150

patients, 12% of all patients

8 8
SOTALOL

Treats an irregular heartbe... +

Treats an irregular heartbeat. Source: National Library of Medicine

504

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

113

patients, 9% of all patients

9 23
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

Treats or prevents angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

452

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

299

patients, 24% of all patients

10 22
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

Treats or prevents angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

111

patients, 9% of all patients

11 24
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

360

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

121

patients, 10% of all patients

12 12
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

Lowers high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides (fats) in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

88

patients, 7% of all patients

13 21
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER

Isosorbide mononitrate is u... +

Isosorbide mononitrate is used to prevent angina (chest pain) caused by coronary artery disease (heart disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

77

patients, 6% of all patients

14 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

Potassium is needed to maintain good health. Source: National Library of Medicine

238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

67

patients, 5% of all patients

15 16
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

16 28
AMIODARONE HCL

Amiodarone is used to treat... +

Amiodarone is used to treat and prevent certain types of serious, life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias (a certain type of abnormal heart rhythm when other medications did not help or could not be tolerated. Source: National Library of Medicine

230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

17 20
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

18 14
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

19 32
CLONIDINE HCL

Clonidine is used alone or ... +

Clonidine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

20 41
CILOSTAZOL

Treats a circulation proble... +

Treats a circulation problem in which too little blood flows into your leg muscles (intermittent claudication). Source: National Library of Medicine

181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

21 63
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID

Used to treat high blood pr... +

Used to treat high blood pressure and edema (fluid retention; excess fluid held in body tissues) in patients who have lower amounts of potassium in their bodies or for whom low potassium levels in the body could be dangerous. Source: National Library of Medicine

167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

22 55
LETAIRIS 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

23 123
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM

Losartan is used alone or i... +

Losartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

24 11
DILTIAZEM HCL

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

Diltiazem is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

25 60
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

26 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM

Pravastatin is used with di... +

Pravastatin is used with diet, weight-loss, and exercise to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke and to decrease the chance that heart surgery will be needed in people who have heart disease or who are at risk of developing heart disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

27 13
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

28 31
METOLAZONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and fluid retention (edema). Source: National Library of Medicine

132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

29 69
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention (edema). Source: National Library of Medicine

123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

30 18
ENALAPRIL MALEATE

Enalapril is used alone or ... +

Enalapril is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

31 45
SPIRONOLACTONE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) in patients with congestive heart failure, liver cirrhosis, or nephrotic syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

32 15
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH

Prevents chest pain (angina... +

Prevents chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

33 57
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

34 54
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM

Pantoprazole is used to tre... +

Pantoprazole is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and possible injury of the esophagus (the tube between the throat and stomach). Source: National Library of Medicine

107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

35 39
VALSARTAN

Valsartan is used alone or ... +

Valsartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

36 52
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglycerides, together with a proper diet. Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

37 75
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

Hydralazine is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

38 25
PRADAXA

Used to treat deep vein thr... +

Used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT; a blood clot, usually in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (PE; a blood clot in the lung) in patients who have been treated with an injectable anticoagulant (''blood thinner''). Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

39 34
KLOR-CON M20

Potassium is essential for ... +

Potassium is essential for the proper functioning of the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

39 33
METFORMIN HCL

Metformin is used alone or ... +

Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

41 47
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

Treats gout and some kinds of kidney stones. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

42 66
TAMSULOSIN HCL

Tamsulosin is used in men t... +

Tamsulosin is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH) which include difficulty urinating (hesitation, dribbling, weak stream, and incomplete bladder emptying), painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

43 72
SERTRALINE HCL

Sertraline is used to treat... +

Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), posttraumatic stress disorder (disturbing psychological symptoms that develop after a frightening experience), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

44 76
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

Treats certain heart rhythm problems (atrial fibrillation). Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

R 45 26
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglycerides, together with a proper diet. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

46 68
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

Lowers high triglyceride and cholesterol levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

47 147
NEXIUM

Treats heartburn, gastroeso... +

Treats heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

48 74
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

Lowers cholesterol in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

48 36
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

This drug is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

50 37
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

Treats inflammation (swelling), severe allergies, complications of chronic illnesses, and other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

51 100
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

O 52 85
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

Treats anxiety, anxiety with depression, and insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

52 61
QUINAPRIL HCL

Quinapril is used alone or ... +

Quinapril is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

54 88
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

Diltiazem is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

55 40
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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 14, 2015.
  • 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.