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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,187Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 23 out of 1520

$1.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 34 out of 1520

875 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

93% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in New York
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 848 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

This provider prescribed antibiotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

2% of this provider’s 848 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 7%.

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Opioids

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Brand Name Drugs

37% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$83 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $86 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$911K

2012

$869K

2013

$978K

2014

$1.09M

2015

Number of Claims

12,432

2012

12,645

2013

12,843

2014

13,187

2015

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.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and congestive heart failure (CHF). Source: National Library of Medicine

871

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

866

prescriptions.

134

patients, 15% of all patients

1 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

840

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

828

prescriptions.

162

patients, 19% of all patients

2 1
FELODIPINE ER

Felodipine is used to treat... +

Felodipine is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

798

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

798

prescriptions.

146

patients, 17% of all patients

10 3 88
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

Lowers high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides (fats) in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

657

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

645

prescriptions.

101

patients, 12% of all patients

4 12
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

Helps prevent stroke, heart attack, and other heart problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

590

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

579

prescriptions.

102

patients, 12% of all patients

5 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

589

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

576

prescriptions.

104

patients, 12% of all patients

6 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

441

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

7 7
TORSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) caused by congestive heart failure, kidney disease, or liver disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

403

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

90

patients, 10% of all patients

8 40
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

390

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

9 46
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention (edema). Source: National Library of Medicine

367

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

10 14
ELIQUIS

Used to help prevent stroke... +

Used to help prevent strokes or blood clots in people who have atrial fibrillation (a condition in which the heart beats irregularly, increasing the chance of clots forming in the body and possibly causing strokes) that is not caused by heart valve disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

364

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

11 20
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH

Prevents chest pain (angina... +

Prevents chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

355

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

12 75
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM

Losartan is used alone or i... +

Losartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

13 10
XARELTO

Used to treat deep vein thr... +

Used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT; a blood clot, usually in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (PE; a blood clot in the lung). Source: National Library of Medicine

311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

14 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

14 3
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

16 78
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

Treats or prevents angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

17 26
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

18 5
VALSARTAN

Valsartan is used alone or ... +

Valsartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

19 27
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) and high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

20 4
EDARBYCLOR 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

10 21 188
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER

Isosorbide mononitrate is u... +

Isosorbide mononitrate is used to prevent angina (chest pain) caused by coronary artery disease (heart disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

22 15
PRADAXA

Used to treat deep vein thr... +

Used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT; a blood clot, usually in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (PE; a blood clot in the lung) in patients who have been treated with an injectable anticoagulant (''blood thinner''). Source: National Library of Medicine

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

23 32
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS

Omega-3 fatty acids are use... +

Omega-3 fatty acids are used together with lifestyle changes (diet, weight-loss, exercise) to reduce the amount of triglycerides (a fat-like substance) in the blood in people with very high triglycerides. Source: National Library of Medicine

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

24 51
COUMADIN

Helps to prevent new blood ... +

Helps to prevent new blood clots from forming, and helps to keep existing blood clots from getting worse. Source: National Library of Medicine

142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

25 77
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure. Source: National Library of Medicine

139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

26 8
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

Diltiazem is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

27 58
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

This drug is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

28 28
MULTAQ

Treats heart rhythm problem... +

Treats heart rhythm problems in patients who have a history of atrial fibrillation. Source: National Library of Medicine

125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

29 83
WARFARIN SODIUM

Warfarin is used to prevent... +

Warfarin is used to prevent blood clots from forming or growing larger in your blood and blood vessels. Source: National Library of Medicine

125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

29 11
SPIRONOLACTONE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) in patients with congestive heart failure, liver cirrhosis, or nephrotic syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

31 24
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

32 13
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

33 31
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura... +

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura XL) is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH), which include difficulty urinating (hesitation, dribbling, weak stream, and incomplete bladder emptying), painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency. Source: National Library of Medicine

111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

34 65
CLONIDINE HCL

Clonidine is used alone or ... +

Clonidine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

35 67
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

Treats or prevents angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

36 38
VERAPAMIL ER

Verapamil is used to treat ... +

Verapamil is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

37 80
PROPRANOLOL HCL ER

Propranolol is used to trea... +

Propranolol is used to treat high blood pressure, irregular heart rhythms, pheochromocytoma (tumor on a small gland near the kidneys), certain types of tremor, and hypertrophic subaortic stenosis (a heart muscle disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

38 204
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

Lowers cholesterol in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 39 29
CLONIDINE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 39 205
EDARBI 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 41 216
ENALAPRIL MALEATE

Enalapril is used alone or ... +

Enalapril is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

42 25
NIFEDICAL XL

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

43 104
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

Digox (digoxin) is used to treat heart failure and abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias). Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

R 44 47
NIFEDIPINE ER

Used for the treatment of v... +

Used for the treatment of vasospastic angina, chronic stable angina and hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

45 41
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

46 140
COREG CR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 47 170
AZOR

This is a combination of am... +

This is a combination of amlodipine and olmesartan is a combination of medicines that may be used alone or with other medicines to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 48 92
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure after a heart attack. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 49 17
TEKTURNA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 49 201
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

Hydralazine is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

51 36
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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 July 28, 2010.
  • 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.