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DEVENDRA VORA MD

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,565Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$419K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
720 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

34% 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

$403K

2014

$508K

2015

$419K

2016

Number of Claims

7,095

2014

7,212

2015

7,565

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 767

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

618

prescriptions.

181

patients, 25% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 668

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

570

prescriptions.

178

patients, 25% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 640

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

530

prescriptions.

163

patients, 23% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 527

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

108

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 443

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

127

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 426

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

106

patients, 15% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 337

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

87

patients, 12% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 241

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 198

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 196

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROSTAT 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

ELIQUIS 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

DILT-XR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

RANEXA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPAFENONE HCL ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PRADAXA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
AMIODARONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% 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.