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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,657Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$421K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
485 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
56% Patients 65 Years and Older

42% 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

$484K

2014

$610K

2015

$421K

2016

Number of Claims

5,613

2014

5,868

2015

5,657

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
CARVEDILOL 370

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

108

patients, 22% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 271

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 229

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 211

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

69

patients, 14% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 208

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

69

patients, 14% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 206

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 204

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 178

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 172

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

TACROLIMUS 170

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 166

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

PREDNISONE 160

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 158

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

A
CLOPIDOGREL 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

MYCOPHENOLATE MOFETIL 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

SIROLIMUS 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

10
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

CYCLOSPORINE MODIFIED 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% 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 Aug. 22, 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.