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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,805Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 85 out of 50 providers in this state and specialty

$627K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 161 out of 50 providers in this state and specialty

437 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

95% 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

11% of this provider’s 385 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

23% of this provider’s 437 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 6%.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 437 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$71 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $92 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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

$41.5K

2014

$44.9K

2015

$627K

2016

Number of Claims

719

2014

949

2015

8,805

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 300

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

1 18
LISINOPRIL 282

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

71

patients, 16% of all patients

2 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 270

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

95

patients, 22% of all patients

3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 257

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

77

patients, 18% of all patients

4 3
GABAPENTIN 248

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

61

patients, 14% of all patients

5 46
RANITIDINE HCL 232

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

115

patients, 26% of all patients

6 74
METFORMIN HCL 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

7 25
SIMVASTATIN 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

8 7
MIRTAZAPINE 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

9 97
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

10 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

11 11
FUROSEMIDE 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

68

patients, 16% of all patients

12 4
TAMSULOSIN HCL 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

13 37
LEVETIRACETAM 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

14 145
CLOPIDOGREL 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

15 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

16 2
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

17 151
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

P 18 134
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

19 9
TRAZODONE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

20 99
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

21 171
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

22 111
CARVEDILOL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

23 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

23 113
RISPERIDONE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

P 25 164
NIFEDIPINE ER 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

26 43
LATANOPROST 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

26 162
JANUVIA 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

28 54
FINASTERIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

29 76
TRADJENTA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 30 141
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

31 202
XARELTO 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 32 16
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

33 182
LYRICA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 33 177
SERTRALINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

35 56
HYDRALAZINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

36 35
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

36 186
VALPROIC ACID* 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

38 240
TRAMADOL HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

O 39 104
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

39 268
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

39 160
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 Oct. 19, 2015.
  • 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.