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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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5,104Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$395K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
571 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

18% 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

$225K

2014

$284K

2015

$395K

2016

Number of Claims

4,098

2014

4,802

2015

5,104

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 544

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

516

prescriptions.

103

patients, 18% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 440

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

128

patients, 22% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 318

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

99

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 290

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

ELIQUIS 280

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 263

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

83

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 199

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 173

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 165

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 161

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 135

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

CARTIA XT 128

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 81

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

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 May 3, 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.