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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,335Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 285 out of 50 providers in this state and specialty

$633K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 159 out of 50 providers in this state and specialty

618 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
99% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
3% 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

3% of this provider’s 618 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 6%.

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Opioids

2% of this provider’s 618 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$119 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $92 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

9 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

$492K

2014

$537K

2015

$633K

2016

Number of Claims

5,804

2014

5,354

2015

5,335

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 552

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

547

prescriptions.

169

patients, 27% of all patients

1 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 413

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

114

patients, 18% of all patients

2 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 301

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

3 11
FUROSEMIDE 268

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

97

patients, 16% of all patients

4 4
ELIQUIS 184

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

5 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 183

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

6 3
SIMVASTATIN 158

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

7 7
CLOPIDOGREL 156

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

8 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 148

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

9 14
CRESTOR 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

10 15
LISINOPRIL 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

11 8
XARELTO 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

12 16
ATENOLOL 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

13 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

13 6
CARVEDILOL 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

15 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

16 9
QUINAPRIL HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

17 58
ZETIA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

18 28
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

19 18
PRADAXA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

20 36
SPIRONOLACTONE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

21 22
DIGOX 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

22 68
RAMIPRIL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

23 19
DIGOXIN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

24 29
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 June 19, 2012.
  • 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.