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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

VICTOR SALGADO BRAVO M.D.

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,550Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$633K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
913 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

2% 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

$745K

2014

$821K

2015

$633K

2016

Number of Claims

14,329

2014

15,367

2015

13,550

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 956

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

733

prescriptions.

259

patients, 28% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 797

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

676

prescriptions.

192

patients, 21% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 484

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

107

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 476

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

118

patients, 13% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 421

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

94

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 418

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

98

patients, 11% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 417

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 401

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

93

patients, 10% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 379

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 345

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 339

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

SYNTHROID 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

ELIQUIS 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOX 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

PRADAXA 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

PROPAFENONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUMET 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

HUMULIN 70-30 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
WARFARIN SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

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 Feb. 7, 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.