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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,509Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$393K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
672 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

36% 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

$190K

2014

$308K

2015

$393K

2016

Number of Claims

4,063

2014

6,779

2015

7,509

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 TARTRATE 739

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

603

prescriptions.

154

patients, 23% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 639

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

122

patients, 18% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 591

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

120

patients, 18% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 585

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

134

patients, 20% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 439

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 391

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 384

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

80

patients, 12% of all patients

ELIQUIS 331

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 293

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 264

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 262

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

RANEXA 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

BRILINTA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROSTAT 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% 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 Aug. 27, 2010.
  • 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.