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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,585Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$576K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,259 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

38% 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

$430K

2015

$576K

2016

Number of Claims

12,259

2014

13,445

2015

13,585

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
CLOPIDOGREL 1,532

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

1,153

prescriptions.

261

patients, 21% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 1,083

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

878

prescriptions.

234

patients, 19% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 976

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

796

prescriptions.

175

patients, 14% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 935

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

753

prescriptions.

170

patients, 14% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 778

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

760

prescriptions.

147

patients, 12% of all patients

10
WARFARIN SODIUM 660

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

570

prescriptions.

125

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 640

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

514

prescriptions.

121

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 507

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

100

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 503

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

84

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 480

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

86

patients, 7% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 431

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 427

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

76

patients, 6% of all patients

ELIQUIS 371

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

145

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

RANEXA 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

BRILINTA 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

SOTALOL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

CRESTOR 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
KLOR-CON M20 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
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 Oct. 1, 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.