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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,105Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$273K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
341 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% Patients 65 Years and Older

51% 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

$222K

2014

$215K

2015

$273K

2016

Number of Claims

4,337

2014

5,147

2015

5,105

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. 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
TORSEMIDE 350

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

117

patients, 34% of all patients

BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 334

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

80

patients, 23% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 322

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

95

patients, 28% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 267

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

95

patients, 28% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 254

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

88

patients, 26% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 251

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

75

patients, 22% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 241

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

86

patients, 25% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 227

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

58

patients, 17% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 167

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

56

patients, 16% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 83

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 83

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

ELIQUIS 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

METOLAZONE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% 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. 28, 2017.
  • 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.