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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,994Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

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

$917K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 131 providers in this state and specialty

365 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

39% 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

28% of this provider’s 365 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Opioids

3% of this provider’s 365 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

$131 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $89 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$690K

2014

$762K

2015

$917K

2016

Number of Claims

6,458

2014

6,565

2015

6,994

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 400

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

78

patients, 21% of all patients

1 1
CARVEDILOL 338

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

58

patients, 16% of all patients

2 5
SIMVASTATIN 282

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

59

patients, 16% of all patients

3 9
FUROSEMIDE 262

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

52

patients, 14% of all patients

4 8
CLOPIDOGREL 261

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

52

patients, 14% of all patients

5 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 221

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

51

patients, 14% of all patients

6 52
METFORMIN HCL 207

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

7 36
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 192

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

8 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 181

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

9 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

10 42
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

11 21
XARELTO 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

12 15
RAMIPRIL 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

13 13
VALSARTAN 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

14 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

15 46
ZETIA 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

16 24
JANUVIA 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

17 68
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

18 85
BENAZEPRIL HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

19 69
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

20 62
OMEPRAZOLE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

21 39
LEVOFLOXACIN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

62

patients, 17% of all patients

A 22 91
LISINOPRIL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

22 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

24 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

24 6
FENOFIBRATE* 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

26 92
CRESTOR 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

27 16
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

28 22
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

29 93
QUINAPRIL HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

30 50
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

31 30
BYSTOLIC 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 32 29
RANEXA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

33 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

34 17
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 April 9, 2013.
  • 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.