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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,241Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 50 providers in this state and specialty

$1.51M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 17 out of 50 providers in this state and specialty

815 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

38% 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

3% of this provider’s 711 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

41% of this provider’s 815 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 6%.

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Opioids

10% of this provider’s 815 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$74 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $92 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$1.24M

2014

$1.34M

2015

$1.51M

2016

Number of Claims

21,184

2014

19,483

2015

20,241

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 695

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

632

prescriptions.

142

patients, 17% of all patients

1 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 689

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

604

prescriptions.

159

patients, 20% of all patients

2 6
FUROSEMIDE 683

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

605

prescriptions.

168

patients, 21% of all patients

3 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 652

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

572

prescriptions.

137

patients, 17% of all patients

4 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 628

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

556

prescriptions.

152

patients, 19% of all patients

5 9
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 611

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

137

patients, 17% of all patients

6 33
SIMVASTATIN 577

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

539

prescriptions.

123

patients, 15% of all patients

7 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 516

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

140

patients, 17% of all patients

8 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 440

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

87

patients, 11% of all patients

9 20
CLOPIDOGREL 417

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

95

patients, 12% of all patients

10 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 409

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

101

patients, 12% of all patients

11 1
OMEPRAZOLE 383

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

95

patients, 12% of all patients

12 23
LABETALOL HCL 367

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

13 57
GABAPENTIN 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

90

patients, 11% of all patients

14 46
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

15 2
CARVEDILOL 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

16 10
GLIMEPIRIDE 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

17 71
LISINOPRIL 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

18 8
ALLOPURINOL 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

19 45
ATENOLOL 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

20 13
METFORMIN HCL 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

21 25
PREDNISONE 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

99

patients, 12% of all patients

22 100
WARFARIN SODIUM 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

23 11
CARTIA XT 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

24 80
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

25 78
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

26 30
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

27 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

28 37
VALSARTAN 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

29 21
ZETIA 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

30 28
BUMETANIDE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

31 84
JANUVIA 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

32 54
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

O 33 101
SERTRALINE HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

34 56
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

35 42
CEPHALEXIN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

93

patients, 11% of all patients

A 36 131
MECLIZINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

37 96
BUSPIRONE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

37 171
HYDRALAZINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

37 35
AMOXICILLIN 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

A 40 132
TRAMADOL HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

O 41 104
ELIQUIS 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

41 12
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

43 17
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

43 62
AZITHROMYCIN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

A 43 63
FENOFIBRATE* 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

46 98
TRAZODONE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

47 99
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

47 136
CRESTOR 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

49 15
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

50 27
ALPRAZOLAM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

50 41
XARELTO 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

52 16
BYSTOLIC 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

53 34
SPIRONOLACTONE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

54 22
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

55 32
NATEGLINIDE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

55 270
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE* 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

57 229
PAROXETINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

57 148
RANEXA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

57 26
PROPRANOLOL HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

57 125
LOVASTATIN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

61 93
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

62 111
LEVOFLOXACIN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

A 63 127
DONEPEZIL HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

64 79
TORSEMIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

65 38
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

66 110
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

67 60
CITALOPRAM HBR 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

68 113
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

68 67
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

70 86
SYMBICORT 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

71 143
RAMIPRIL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

71 19
NEXIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

73 65
METHYLDOPA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 10 74 281
MELOXICAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

75 91
FELODIPINE ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

76 94
METRONIDAZOLE* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

A 77 335
RANITIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

78 74
SUCRALFATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

78 248
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

A 80 119
LYRICA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

80 177
AMIODARONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

82 39
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 83 351
PROAIR HFA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

83 146
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

83 299
FINASTERIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

86 76
DULOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

86 165
TOPIRAMATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 88 210
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.