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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,990Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 152 out of 50 providers in this state and specialty

$919K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 64 out of 50 providers in this state and specialty

510 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
99% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
9% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

4% of this provider’s 510 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 6%.

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Opioids

4% of this provider’s 510 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$131 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $92 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$762K

2014

$864K

2015

$919K

2016

Number of Claims

7,083

2014

7,284

2015

6,990

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.

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 458

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

128

patients, 25% of all patients

1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 403

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

113

patients, 22% of all patients

2 3
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

75

patients, 15% of all patients

3 50
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 235

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

4 2
SPIRONOLACTONE 219

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

5 22
ELIQUIS 217

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

6 12
SIMVASTATIN 205

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

7 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 200

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

8 18
CRESTOR 188

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

9 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 181

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

10 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

11 9
BYSTOLIC 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

12 34
WARFARIN SODIUM 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

13 11
ZETIA 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

14 28
BENAZEPRIL HCL 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

15 106
VALSARTAN 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

16 21
EPLERENONE 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

17 105
METFORMIN HCL 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

18 25
AMIODARONE HCL 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

18 39
XARELTO 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

20 16
CLOPIDOGREL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

21 5
INDAPAMIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

22 135
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

23 53
RAMIPRIL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

24 19
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

25 32
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

25 55
TORSEMIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

27 38
ATENOLOL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

28 13
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

29 110
IRBESARTAN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

30 49
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

31 6
CARVEDILOL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

32 10
SYNTHROID 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

33 47
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

34 33
FUROSEMIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

35 4
CITALOPRAM HBR 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

35 113
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

35 31
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 9, 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.