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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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10,028Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$338K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
668 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

37% 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

$264K

2014

$271K

2015

$338K

2016

Number of Claims

8,712

2014

9,263

2015

10,028

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.

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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 1,380

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

1,245

prescriptions.

272

patients, 41% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 1,063

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

870

prescriptions.

196

patients, 29% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 1,030

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

857

prescriptions.

202

patients, 30% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 835

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

732

prescriptions.

224

patients, 34% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 612

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

536

prescriptions.

146

patients, 22% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 571

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

119

patients, 18% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 570

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

137

patients, 21% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 448

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

98

patients, 15% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 415

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

109

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 380

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

89

patients, 13% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 368

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

98

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 255

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

ENTRESTO 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

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PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

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 Feb. 23, 2018.
  • 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.