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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,385Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 131 providers in this state and specialty

$822K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 131 providers in this state and specialty

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

8% 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 790 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

2% of this provider’s 811 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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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 *

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$129 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $89 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

8 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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

$676K

2014

$784K

2015

$822K

2016

Number of Claims

5,688

2014

5,892

2015

6,385

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 518

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

155

patients, 19% of all patients

1 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 447

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

141

patients, 17% of all patients

2 2
CLOPIDOGREL 375

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

113

patients, 14% of all patients

3 3
SIMVASTATIN 342

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

100

patients, 12% of all patients

4 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 337

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

110

patients, 14% of all patients

5 4
ATENOLOL 313

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

93

patients, 11% of all patients

6 14
RAMIPRIL 184

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

7 13
FUROSEMIDE 182

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

8 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 179

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

9 10
CRESTOR 162

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

10 16
LISINOPRIL 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

11 7
XARELTO 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

12 15
BYSTOLIC 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

13 29
WARFARIN SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

14 17
CARVEDILOL 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

15 5
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

16 30
VALSARTAN 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

16 19
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

18 38
ELIQUIS 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

19 12
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

20 22
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

21 27
MULTAQ 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

22 41
COUMADIN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

23 74
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

24 28
ZETIA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

25 24
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

25 6
AMIODARONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

27 44
SOTALOL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

28 34
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

29 18
EFFIENT 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

29 23
TOPROL XL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

31 54
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

32 56
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

32 26
DIGOXIN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

32 33
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. 19, 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.