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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

UMA KRISHNAN MD

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,425Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$633K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,200 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

19% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income 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

$526K

2014

$585K

2015

$633K

2016

Number of Claims

10,069

2014

10,941

2015

11,425

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 1,254

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

1,132

prescriptions.

313

patients, 26% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 988

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

927

prescriptions.

257

patients, 21% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 918

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

840

prescriptions.

222

patients, 19% of all patients

10
FUROSEMIDE 757

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

697

prescriptions.

225

patients, 19% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 557

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

143

patients, 12% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 541

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

131

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 520

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

132

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 511

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

140

patients, 12% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 494

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

126

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 375

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

103

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 374

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

90

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 339

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

87

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 294

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

86

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

65

patients, 5% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

SOTALOL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

RANEXA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

NITROSTAT 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

PRADAXA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

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NIACIN ER 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ELIQUIS 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

CRESTOR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

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 Nov. 10, 2014.
  • 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.