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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,803Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$539K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
960 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

30% 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

$478K

2014

$466K

2015

$539K

2016

Number of Claims

10,230

2014

9,823

2015

9,803

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 867

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

757

prescriptions.

244

patients, 25% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 729

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

687

prescriptions.

190

patients, 20% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 602

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

559

prescriptions.

167

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 463

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

123

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 392

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

109

patients, 11% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 381

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

104

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 371

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

112

patients, 12% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 361

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

85

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 320

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 294

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 276

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 272

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 247

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

NITROSTAT 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

130

patients, 14% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

RANEXA 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

LIVALO 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

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 Jan. 24, 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.