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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,592Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 131 providers in this state and specialty

$366K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 131 providers in this state and specialty

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

16% 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 735 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

2% of this provider’s 785 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 785 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$80 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $89 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

6 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

$215K

2014

$290K

2015

$366K

2016

Number of Claims

4,202

2014

4,619

2015

4,592

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 446

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

143

patients, 18% of all patients

1 1
CLOPIDOGREL 367

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

115

patients, 15% of all patients

2 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 329

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

100

patients, 13% of all patients

3 6
LISINOPRIL 278

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

94

patients, 12% of all patients

4 7
FUROSEMIDE 275

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

99

patients, 13% of all patients

5 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 227

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

6 2
ATENOLOL 218

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

7 14
SIMVASTATIN 173

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

8 9
CARVEDILOL 169

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

9 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 164

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

10 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 152

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

11 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

12 4
XARELTO 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

13 15
ELIQUIS 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

14 12
SPIRONOLACTONE 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

15 25
DIGOXIN 78

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

16 33
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 72

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

17 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

18 18
NITROSTAT 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

19 47
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

20 28
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

21 27
TORSEMIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

22 35
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 24, 2017.
  • 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.