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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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2,067Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.76M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
268 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
52% Patients 65 Years and Older

48% 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

$940K

2014

$1.57M

2015

$1.76M

2016

Number of Claims

1,961

2014

2,157

2015

2,067

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.

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
FUROSEMIDE 167

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

51

patients, 19% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 122

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

35

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 120

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 110

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

42

patients, 16% of all patients

LETAIRIS 99

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 91

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 90

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

30

patients, 11% of all patients

ADCIRCA 82

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
SILDENAFIL 70

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOXIN 58

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 50

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
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 10, 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.