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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,551Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 131 providers in this state and specialty

$938K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 131 providers in this state and specialty

706 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

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

0% of this provider’s 671 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

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

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 706 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

30% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$143 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $89 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

9 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

$726K

2014

$840K

2015

$938K

2016

Number of Claims

6,034

2014

6,497

2015

6,551

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 658

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

609

prescriptions.

209

patients, 30% of all patients

1 1
BYSTOLIC 437

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

123

patients, 17% of all patients

2 29
CARVEDILOL 430

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

129

patients, 18% of all patients

3 5
RAMIPRIL 346

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

114

patients, 16% of all patients

4 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 307

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

99

patients, 14% of all patients

5 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 299

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

94

patients, 13% of all patients

6 2
CLOPIDOGREL 280

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

89

patients, 13% of all patients

7 3
SIMVASTATIN 235

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

8 9
FUROSEMIDE 230

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

9 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 227

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

10 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 198

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

11 18
ELIQUIS 197

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

12 12
CRESTOR 195

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

13 16
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 186

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

104

patients, 15% of all patients

14 26
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 168

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

15 30
ZETIA 165

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

16 24
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

17 6
ATENOLOL 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

18 14
VALSARTAN 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

19 19
XARELTO 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

20 15
PRADAXA 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

21 51
SPIRONOLACTONE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

22 25
LISINOPRIL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

23 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

24 17
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

25 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

26 28
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

27 22
OMEPRAZOLE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

28 39
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

29 32
RANEXA 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

30 20
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 3, 2018.
  • 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.