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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,562Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 22 out of 50 providers in this state and specialty

$1.72M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 50 providers in this state and specialty

309 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

91% 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 298 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

18% of this provider’s 309 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 6%.

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Opioids

12% of this provider’s 309 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

42% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$127 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $92 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

44 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

$1.73M

2014

$1.64M

2015

$1.72M

2016

Number of Claims

13,591

2014

12,891

2015

13,562

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 623

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

608

prescriptions.

90

patients, 29% of all patients

1 2
LIDOCAINE 411

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

51

patients, 17% of all patients

2 85
CREON 411

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

47

patients, 15% of all patients

2 194
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 410

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

51

patients, 17% of all patients

4 3
NEXIUM 344

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

52

patients, 17% of all patients

5 65
VASCEPA 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

60

patients, 19% of all patients

6 118
METFORMIN HCL 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

7 25
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

42

patients, 14% of all patients

8 53
CRESTOR 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

37

patients, 12% of all patients

9 15
DEXILANT 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

42

patients, 14% of all patients

10 108
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

42

patients, 14% of all patients

11 88
MECLIZINE HCL 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

12 96
BENICAR 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

13 51
BYSTOLIC 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

14 34
TAMSULOSIN HCL 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

15 37
SIMVASTATIN 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

16 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

17 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

18 1
ROPINIROLE HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

19 211
ALLOPURINOL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

20 45
FUROSEMIDE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

21 4
CILOSTAZOL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

22 59
CELECOXIB 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

23 158
LIDODERM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

10 24 258
VOLTAREN 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

25 115
VESICARE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

26 239
CLOPIDOGREL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

27 5
TRADJENTA 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

28 141
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

29 77
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

30 27
AMITIZA 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

31 212
DONEPEZIL HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

32 79
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

33 122
VALSARTAN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

34 21
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

35 75
MYRBETRIQ 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

36 255
CARVEDILOL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

37 10
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

38 86
PATADAY 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

39 217
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

40 40
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

41 14
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

42 136
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

43 62
MELOXICAM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

44 91
BENICAR HCT 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

44 89
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

46 18
OMEPRAZOLE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

46 23
LISINOPRIL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

48 8
AMMONIUM LACTATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

48 150
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

50 198
LYRICA 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

51 177
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

52 67
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

O 53 308
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

54 221
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

54 268
RANITIDINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 54 74
JANUVIA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

57 54
XARELTO 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 58 16
MULTAQ 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

59 81
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 60 321
LINZESS 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

60 185
DUTASTERIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 62 236
WARFARIN SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 63 11
GABAPENTIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 64 46
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

65 197
SPIRONOLACTONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 66 22
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 67 17
GLIMEPIRIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 68 71
RANEXA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 69 26
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 70 42
BRILINTA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 71 73
TELMISARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 72 223
PROCTOZONE-HC 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 73 209
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.