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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

JOSEPH LONGHITANO MD

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,941Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$643K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
613 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

22% 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

$451K

2014

$554K

2015

$643K

2016

Number of Claims

5,363

2014

5,946

2015

5,941

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
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 582

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

558

prescriptions.

155

patients, 25% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 445

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

104

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 413

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

120

patients, 20% of all patients

ELIQUIS 302

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 296

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 263

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 258

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 239

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 238

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

EPLERENONE 205

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

10
SPIRONOLACTONE 195

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 191

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

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 Sept. 2, 2016.
  • 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.