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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

DANIEL GUERRA MD

1901 SOUTH CEDAR ST SUITE 301 CARDIAC STUDY CENTER, INC., P.S.

Tacoma | Washington | 98405

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,205Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$437K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
679 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

16% 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

$362K

2014

$389K

2015

$437K

2016

Number of Claims

6,228

2014

6,255

2015

6,205

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.

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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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 791

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

731

prescriptions.

194

patients, 29% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 686

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

681

prescriptions.

166

patients, 24% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 311

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 309

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 307

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 285

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 282

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 255

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 217

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

XARELTO 216

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 201

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

ELIQUIS 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CARTIA XT 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DILT-XR 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PRADAXA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

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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.