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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,429Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 50 providers in this state and specialty

$2.81M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 50 providers in this state and specialty

1,197 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% 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

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

7% of this provider’s 1,197 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 6%.

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Opioids

3% of this provider’s 1,197 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

57% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$182 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $92 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 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

$1.51M

2014

$1.92M

2015

$2.81M

2016

Number of Claims

11,010

2014

12,483

2015

15,429

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
BRILINTA 1,301

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,198

prescriptions.

227

patients, 19% of all patients

10 1 73
RANEXA 1,137

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,076

prescriptions.

243

patients, 20% of all patients

10 2 26
CLOPIDOGREL 703

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

673

prescriptions.

229

patients, 19% of all patients

3 5
CRESTOR 529

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

517

prescriptions.

109

patients, 9% of all patients

4 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 464

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

124

patients, 10% of all patients

5 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 439

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

110

patients, 9% of all patients

6 2
BYSTOLIC 423

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

90

patients, 8% of all patients

7 34
VOLTAREN 396

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

129

patients, 11% of all patients

8 115
WARFARIN SODIUM 376

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

9 11
FUROSEMIDE 369

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

127

patients, 11% of all patients

10 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 362

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

99

patients, 8% of all patients

11 1
LIDOCAINE 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

119

patients, 10% of all patients

12 85
BENICAR 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

75

patients, 6% of all patients

13 51
DEXILANT 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

83

patients, 7% of all patients

14 108
XARELTO 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

15 16
AZOR 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

16 103
VASCEPA 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

65

patients, 5% of all patients

17 118
CARVEDILOL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

18 10
TRIBENZOR 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

19 128
NITROSTAT 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

74

patients, 6% of all patients

20 48
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

21 3
EFFIENT 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

22 109
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

23 147
NEXIUM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

24 65
CELECOXIB 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

25 158
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

26 53
SIMVASTATIN 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

27 7
AMITIZA 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

28 212
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

29 190
BENICAR HCT 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

30 89
PLAVIX 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

10 31 227
ELIQUIS 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

32 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

33 9
LISINOPRIL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

34 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

35 24
METFORMIN HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

36 25
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

37 198
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

37 32
MUPIROCIN* 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

39 206
AMMONIUM LACTATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

40 150
GABAPENTIN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

41 46
TAMSULOSIN HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

42 37
VALSARTAN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

42 21
NITROGLYCERIN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

44 180
NAPROXEN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

45 117
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

46 60
MECLIZINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

47 96
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

48 17
ALPRAZOLAM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

49 41
CILOSTAZOL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

49 59
ATENOLOL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

51 13
AZITHROMYCIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

A 52 63
ALLOPURINOL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

53 45
DILTIAZEM HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

54 144
NIFEDIPINE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

55 43
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

56 86
DIGOXIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

56 29
DURLAZA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

10 58 365
CHLORTHALIDONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

58 44
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 20, 2014.
  • 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.