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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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6,604Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$365K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
420 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% 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

$482K

2014

$385K

2015

$365K

2016

Number of Claims

8,078

2014

7,155

2015

6,604

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 500

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

111

patients, 26% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 357

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

73

patients, 17% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 353

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

61

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 345

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

77

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 322

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

55

patients, 13% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 319

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

61

patients, 15% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 260

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 259

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

61

patients, 15% of all patients

ZETIA 231

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 213

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 209

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

CANDESARTAN CILEXETIL 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

SYNTHROID 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

EPLERENONE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

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. 20, 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.