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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,051Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 131 providers in this state and specialty

$613K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 131 providers in this state and specialty

956 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% 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 875 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

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

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$76 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $89 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

8 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

$485K

2014

$532K

2015

$613K

2016

Number of Claims

6,735

2014

7,484

2015

8,051

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 TARTRATE 622

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

554

prescriptions.

155

patients, 16% of all patients

1 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 609

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

149

patients, 16% of all patients

2 1
LISINOPRIL 503

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

125

patients, 13% of all patients

3 7
CARVEDILOL 467

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

122

patients, 13% of all patients

4 5
SIMVASTATIN 333

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

89

patients, 9% of all patients

5 9
CLOPIDOGREL 318

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

6 3
FUROSEMIDE 281

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

7 8
XARELTO 268

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

8 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 238

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

9 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 234

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

10 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 228

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

11 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 214

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

12 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

13 28
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

14 11
BUMETANIDE 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

15 48
ATENOLOL 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

16 14
SPIRONOLACTONE 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

17 25
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

18 21
EPLERENONE 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

19 75
RANEXA 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

20 20
DIGOXIN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

21 33
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

22 27
CRESTOR 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

23 16
CILOSTAZOL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

24 43
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

24 10
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

26 26
ELIQUIS 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

26 12
VALSARTAN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

28 19
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

29 55
PRADAXA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

30 51
ZETIA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

31 24
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

31 77
EFFIENT 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

33 23
FENOFIBRATE* 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

34 70
JANTOVEN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

35 78
COUMADIN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 35 74
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 Oct. 3, 2016.
  • 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.