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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,978Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 26 out of 50 providers in this state and specialty

$1.1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 43 out of 50 providers in this state and specialty

681 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% Patients 65 Years and Older

86% 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

10% of this provider’s 681 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 6%.

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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

32% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$85 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $92 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$1.55M

2014

$1.25M

2015

$1.1M

2016

Number of Claims

15,209

2014

13,716

2015

12,978

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,370

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

1,365

prescriptions.

298

patients, 44% of all patients

1 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 848

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

843

prescriptions.

195

patients, 29% of all patients

2 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 760

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

755

prescriptions.

183

patients, 27% of all patients

3 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 672

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

672

prescriptions.

172

patients, 25% of all patients

4 9
VALSARTAN 423

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

89

patients, 13% of all patients

5 21
SIMVASTATIN 387

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

92

patients, 14% of all patients

6 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 383

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

7 11
RALOXIFENE HCL 361

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

8 90
CRESTOR 325

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

9 15
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

10 17
CARVEDILOL 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

11 10
CLOPIDOGREL 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

12 5
ATENOLOL 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

13 13
NEXIUM 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

14 65
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

15 53
FUROSEMIDE 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

16 4
ELIQUIS 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

17 12
BYSTOLIC 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

18 34
OMEPRAZOLE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

19 23
ZETIA 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

20 28
BENICAR 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

21 51
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

22 33
METFORMIN HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

23 25
FAMOTIDINE* 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

23 69
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

25 136
TAMSULOSIN HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

26 37
LIDOCAINE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

27 85
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

28 20
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

29 182
LISINOPRIL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

29 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

31 24
RAMIPRIL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

32 19
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

33 75
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

34 14
FENOFIBRIC ACID* 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

34 173
GLIMEPIRIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

36 71
MECLIZINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

37 96
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

38 77
CELECOXIB 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

39 158
METFORMIN HCL ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

40 66
COUMADIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 41 92
REPAGLINIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

41 204
CILOSTAZOL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

41 59
WELCHOL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 44 178
JANUVIA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

45 54
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

46 18
FENOFIBRATE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 47 98
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 48 30
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 April 18, 2017.
  • 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.