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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,043Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 49 out of 50 providers in this state and specialty

$1.02M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 52 out of 50 providers in this state and specialty

762 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% 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 749 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

3% of this provider’s 762 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 6%.

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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

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

Prescription Price

$102 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $92 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 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

$912K

2014

$945K

2015

$1.02M

2016

Number of Claims

9,526

2014

9,717

2015

10,043

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 1,172

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

1,147

prescriptions.

286

patients, 38% of all patients

1 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 735

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

721

prescriptions.

171

patients, 22% of all patients

2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 579

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

574

prescriptions.

143

patients, 19% of all patients

3 3
FUROSEMIDE 432

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

104

patients, 14% of all patients

4 4
CLOPIDOGREL 363

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

93

patients, 12% of all patients

5 5
VALSARTAN 343

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

6 21
BYSTOLIC 327

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

7 34
ATENOLOL 321

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

8 13
CARVEDILOL 298

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

9 10
CRESTOR 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

10 15
RAMIPRIL 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

11 19
ZETIA 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

12 28
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

13 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

14 6
ELIQUIS 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

14 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

16 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

17 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

18 24
SIMVASTATIN 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

19 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

20 18
LISINOPRIL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

21 8
PRADAXA 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

22 36
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

23 32
SPIRONOLACTONE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

24 22
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

25 42
XARELTO 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

26 16
DIGOXIN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

27 29
SYNTHROID 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

28 47
IRBESARTAN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

29 49
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

30 27
DIGOX 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

31 68
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

32 52
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

33 31
RANEXA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

34 26
OMEPRAZOLE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

35 23
BENICAR 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

36 51
TOPROL XL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

37 70
BENICAR HCT 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

38 89
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.