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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,754Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 87 out of 50 providers in this state and specialty

$729K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 108 out of 50 providers in this state and specialty

970 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% 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 914 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 970 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$83 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

$628K

2014

$635K

2015

$729K

2016

Number of Claims

7,409

2014

7,465

2015

8,754

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
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 957

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

929

prescriptions.

302

patients, 31% of all patients

1 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 918

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

890

prescriptions.

296

patients, 31% of all patients

2 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 556

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

523

prescriptions.

176

patients, 18% of all patients

3 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 520

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

168

patients, 17% of all patients

4 3
LISINOPRIL 325

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

110

patients, 11% of all patients

5 8
CLOPIDOGREL 299

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

92

patients, 9% of all patients

6 5
SIMVASTATIN 289

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

95

patients, 10% of all patients

7 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 257

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

87

patients, 9% of all patients

8 9
FUROSEMIDE 249

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

92

patients, 9% of all patients

9 4
ATENOLOL 225

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

10 13
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

11 17
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

12 20
QUINAPRIL HCL 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

13 58
ELIQUIS 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

14 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

15 24
RAMIPRIL 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

16 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

17 14
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

18 30
KLOR-CON M20 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

19 106
CRESTOR 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

20 15
BUMETANIDE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

21 84
CARVEDILOL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

22 10
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

23 32
SPIRONOLACTONE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

24 22
NITROSTAT 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

25 48
VALSARTAN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

26 21
NIFEDIPINE ER 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

27 43
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

28 61
IRBESARTAN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

29 49
ZETIA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

30 28
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

31 31
CLONIDINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

32 72
DIGOXIN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

33 29
RANEXA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

34 26
SOTALOL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

35 64
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 Jan. 30, 2015.
  • 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.