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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,602Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$698K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
995 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

22% 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

$734K

2014

$650K

2015

$698K

2016

Number of Claims

12,712

2014

11,800

2015

11,602

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 1,128

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

937

prescriptions.

207

patients, 21% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 721

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

623

prescriptions.

142

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 699

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

610

prescriptions.

139

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 604

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

557

prescriptions.

118

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 462

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

92

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 451

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 449

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 447

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 442

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

92

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 423

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

99

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 385

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

ELIQUIS 353

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

NIACIN ER 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

10
SPIRONOLACTONE 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

PRADAXA 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAZOSIN HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
XARELTO 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SOTALOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

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 Sept. 29, 2011.
  • 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.