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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,491Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 34 out of 1520

$1.17M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 26 out of 1520

1,126 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

92% 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

2% of this provider’s 1,126 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 6%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

5% of this provider’s 1,070 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 7%.

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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

41% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$101 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $86 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

10 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 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$922K

2012

$1.06M

2013

$1.25M

2014

$1.17M

2015

Number of Claims

9,260

2012

10,666

2013

12,168

2014

11,491

2015

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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O

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.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

Helps prevent stroke, heart attack, and other heart problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

739

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

702

prescriptions.

216

patients, 19% of all patients

1 6
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

Treats or prevents angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

574

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

498

prescriptions.

198

patients, 18% of all patients

10 2 38
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

478

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

140

patients, 12% of all patients

3 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

475

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

142

patients, 13% of all patients

4 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

455

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

115

patients, 10% of all patients

5 7
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

Treats or prevents angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

377

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

6 26
CILOSTAZOL

Treats a circulation proble... +

Treats a circulation problem in which too little blood flows into your leg muscles (intermittent claudication). Source: National Library of Medicine

368

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

105

patients, 9% of all patients

7 84
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

366

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

113

patients, 10% of all patients

8 3
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE 322

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

84

patients, 7% of all patients

10 9 174
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER

Isosorbide mononitrate is u... +

Isosorbide mononitrate is used to prevent angina (chest pain) caused by coronary artery disease (heart disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

315

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

10 15
WARFARIN SODIUM

Warfarin is used to prevent... +

Warfarin is used to prevent blood clots from forming or growing larger in your blood and blood vessels. Source: National Library of Medicine

312

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

81

patients, 7% of all patients

11 11
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and congestive heart failure (CHF). Source: National Library of Medicine

293

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

12 9
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

290

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

90

patients, 8% of all patients

13 5
NEXIUM

Treats heartburn, gastroeso... +

Treats heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

14 48
XARELTO

Used to treat deep vein thr... +

Used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT; a blood clot, usually in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (PE; a blood clot in the lung). Source: National Library of Medicine

242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

15 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM

Losartan is used alone or i... +

Losartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

16 10
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

Lowers high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides (fats) in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

17 12
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) and high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

90

patients, 8% of all patients

18 4
EFFIENT

Used to prevent strokes, he... +

Used to prevent strokes, heart attacks, or other serious problems with your heart or blood vessels. Source: National Library of Medicine

208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

19 100
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

20 13
BRILINTA

Used along with aspirin to ... +

Used along with aspirin to prevent serious or life-threatening problems with the heart and blood vessels in people who have had a heart attack or severe chest pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

21 106
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

Causes numbness or loss of feeling in an area of your body. Source: National Library of Medicine

150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

22 99
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS

Omega-3 fatty acids are use... +

Omega-3 fatty acids are used together with lifestyle changes (diet, weight-loss, exercise) to reduce the amount of triglycerides (a fat-like substance) in the blood in people with very high triglycerides. Source: National Library of Medicine

144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

23 51
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

24 21
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, or other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

25 87
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure. Source: National Library of Medicine

100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

26 8
ALENDRONATE SODIUM

Alendronate is used to trea... +

Alendronate is used to treat and prevent osteoporosis (a condition in which the bones become thin and weak and break easily) in women who have undergone menopause (''change of life,'' end of menstrual periods) and to treat osteoporosis in men. Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

27 68
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

28 46
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

29 31
TAMSULOSIN HCL

Tamsulosin is used in men t... +

Tamsulosin is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH) which include difficulty urinating (hesitation, dribbling, weak stream, and incomplete bladder emptying), painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

30 35
MECLIZINE HCL

Meclizine is used to preven... +

Meclizine is used to prevent and treat nausea, vomiting, and dizziness caused by motion sickness. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

31 85
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE*

Treats skin irritation, all... +

Treats skin irritation, allergic reactions, and other types of skin problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

32 266
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

Treats symptoms of osteoarthritis (OA). Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

33 94
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM

Pravastatin is used with di... +

Pravastatin is used with diet, weight-loss, and exercise to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke and to decrease the chance that heart surgery will be needed in people who have heart disease or who are at risk of developing heart disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

34 19
METFORMIN HCL

Metformin is used alone or ... +

Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

35 23
VALSARTAN

Valsartan is used alone or ... +

Valsartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

36 27
PROAIR HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

37 86
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

38 78
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

39 52
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

This drug is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

40 28
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

Diltiazem is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

41 58
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

Digox (digoxin) is used to treat heart failure and abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias). Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

R 42 47
RALOXIFENE HCL

Raloxifene is used to preve... +

Raloxifene is used to prevent and treat osteoporosis (condition in which the bones become thin and weak and break easily) in women who have undergone menopause (change of life; end of menstrual periods). Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

43 90
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

43 39
DEXILANT

Treats erosive esophagitis,... +

Treats erosive esophagitis, heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and other conditions caused by too much stomach acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

45 111
PROPRANOLOL HCL

Propranolol is used to trea... +

Propranolol is used to treat high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, heart disease, pheochromocytoma (tumor on a small gland near the kidneys), and certain types of tremor. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

46 134
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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 May 20, 2014.
  • 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.