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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,711Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 54 out of 50 providers in this state and specialty

$940K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 60 out of 50 providers in this state and specialty

1,136 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

15% 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 1,057 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 1,136 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

22% 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

$97 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

$552K

2014

$645K

2015

$940K

2016

Number of Claims

8,883

2014

8,146

2015

9,711

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
CLOPIDOGREL 1,038

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

966

prescriptions.

240

patients, 21% of all patients

1 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 557

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

499

prescriptions.

135

patients, 12% of all patients

2 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 548

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

501

prescriptions.

146

patients, 13% of all patients

3 6
FUROSEMIDE 502

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

152

patients, 13% of all patients

4 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 451

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

113

patients, 10% of all patients

5 3
XARELTO 402

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

72

patients, 6% of all patients

6 16
AMIODARONE HCL 385

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

103

patients, 9% of all patients

7 39
WARFARIN SODIUM 383

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

123

patients, 11% of all patients

8 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 379

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

82

patients, 7% of all patients

9 2
ELIQUIS 346

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

10 12
MULTAQ 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

11 81
CARVEDILOL 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

12 10
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

13 88
ATENOLOL 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

14 13
DIGOXIN 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

15 29
PROPAFENONE HCL 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

16 166
SIMVASTATIN 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

17 7
LISINOPRIL 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

18 8
SPIRONOLACTONE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

19 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

20 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

21 14
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

22 30
SOTALOL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

23 64
TORSEMIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

24 38
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

25 20
CARTIA XT 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

26 80
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

27 33
CRESTOR 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

28 15
RANEXA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

29 26
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

30 32
EFFIENT 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

31 109
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

32 17
LABETALOL HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

33 57
IRBESARTAN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

33 49
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

35 24
NITROSTAT 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

36 48
TIKOSYN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

37 157
MEXILETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

37 271
NADOLOL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

39 142
DIGOX 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

40 68
BYSTOLIC 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 41 34
OMEPRAZOLE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

41 23
DOFETILIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

43 208
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. 27, 2010.
  • 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.