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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,961Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.13M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,481 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

14% 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

$978K

2014

$1.02M

2015

$1.13M

2016

Number of Claims

22,269

2014

25,089

2015

26,961

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 2,283

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

2,141

prescriptions.

370

patients, 25% of all patients

10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 2,051

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,881

prescriptions.

362

patients, 24% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,594

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,433

prescriptions.

292

patients, 20% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 1,290

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,182

prescriptions.

238

patients, 16% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 1,248

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,173

prescriptions.

221

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 1,188

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,077

prescriptions.

216

patients, 15% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 1,158

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,109

prescriptions.

218

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 1,151

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,105

prescriptions.

231

patients, 16% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 1,140

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,065

prescriptions.

212

patients, 14% of all patients

10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 866

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

781

prescriptions.

157

patients, 11% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 864

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

775

prescriptions.

153

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 827

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

799

prescriptions.

161

patients, 11% of all patients

DIGOXIN 717

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

681

prescriptions.

165

patients, 11% of all patients

10
SOTALOL 660

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

655

prescriptions.

105

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 659

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

603

prescriptions.

131

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 603

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

528

prescriptions.

137

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 488

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

100

patients, 7% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 463

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

102

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 422

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

80

patients, 5% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 343

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

57

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

61

patients, 4% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

TOPROL XL 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

70

patients, 5% of all patients

10
OMEPRAZOLE 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

51

patients, 3% of all patients

RANEXA 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

69

patients, 5% of all patients

DIGOX 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGITEK 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

75

patients, 5% of all patients

10
ZETIA 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

49

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

62

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

WELCHOL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

ELIQUIS 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

JANTOVEN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

METOLAZONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

PRADAXA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

COLESTIPOL HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

PRALUENT PEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
NIACIN ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

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 July 8, 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.