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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,330Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 414 out of 50 providers in this state and specialty

$521K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 256 out of 50 providers in this state and specialty

590 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

10% 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 551 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 590 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$120 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $92 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

7 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

$386K

2014

$439K

2015

$521K

2016

Number of Claims

4,131

2014

4,151

2015

4,330

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 381

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

116

patients, 20% of all patients

1 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 300

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

87

patients, 15% of all patients

2 1
ELIQUIS 254

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

3 12
FUROSEMIDE 230

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

83

patients, 14% of all patients

4 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 198

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

5 6
SIMVASTATIN 162

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

6 7
LISINOPRIL 149

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

7 8
CARVEDILOL 147

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

8 10
CLOPIDOGREL 145

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

9 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 121

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

10 3
ATENOLOL 109

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

11 13
RAMIPRIL 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

12 19
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

13 30
WARFARIN SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

14 11
QUINAPRIL HCL 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

15 58
RANEXA 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

16 26
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

17 20
CRESTOR 71

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

18 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 70

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

19 9
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 67

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

20 17
NIFEDIPINE ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

21 43
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

22 14
XARELTO 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

23 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

24 24
SOTALOL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

25 64
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 Aug. 30, 2012.
  • 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.