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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

REBECCA HUNG MD

VANDERBILT HEART AND VASCULAR INSTITUTE 1215 21ST AVE SOUTH, SUITE 5209

Nashville | Tennessee | 37232

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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3,439Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$300K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
301 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older

39% 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

$158K

2014

$252K

2015

$300K

2016

Number of Claims

1,933

2014

2,601

2015

3,439

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.

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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
SPIRONOLACTONE 416

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

105

patients, 35% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 374

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

101

patients, 34% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 257

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

66

patients, 22% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 237

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

57

patients, 19% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 188

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

38

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 152

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

35

patients, 12% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 111

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 108

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 104

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 90

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

ENTRESTO 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

ELIQUIS 69

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

VALSARTAN 61

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 61

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 58

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

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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 16, 2012.
  • 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.