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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,193Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 50 providers in this state and specialty

$1.61M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 50 providers in this state and specialty

662 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

76% 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

18% of this provider’s 662 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 6%.

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Opioids

7% of this provider’s 662 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$100 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $92 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$1.23M

2014

$1.46M

2015

$1.61M

2016

Number of Claims

15,040

2014

16,101

2015

16,193

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 868

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

692

prescriptions.

172

patients, 26% of all patients

1 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 731

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

672

prescriptions.

158

patients, 24% of all patients

2 2
FUROSEMIDE 586

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

113

patients, 17% of all patients

3 4
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 512

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

97

patients, 15% of all patients

4 27
SIMVASTATIN 484

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

92

patients, 14% of all patients

5 7
CLOPIDOGREL 460

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

88

patients, 13% of all patients

6 5
FELODIPINE ER 446

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

10 7 94
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 422

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

87

patients, 13% of all patients

8 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 390

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

9 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 357

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

10 3
OMEPRAZOLE 354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

11 23
CARVEDILOL 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

12 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

13 14
SPIRONOLACTONE 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

14 22
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

15 67
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

16 17
XARELTO 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

17 16
GABAPENTIN 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

18 46
VALSARTAN 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

19 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

19 37
HYDRALAZINE HCL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

21 35
JANUMET 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

22 133
METFORMIN HCL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

23 25
ELIQUIS 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

24 12
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

25 42
JANUVIA 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

26 54
LISINOPRIL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

27 8
RANEXA 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

28 26
DIGOXIN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

29 29
CRESTOR 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

29 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

31 20
IBUPROFEN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

32 123
NEXIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

32 65
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

O 34 234
NIFEDICAL XL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

35 102
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

36 18
ANORO ELLIPTA 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

37 291
LINZESS 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

38 185
MELOXICAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

39 91
ATENOLOL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

40 13
NIFEDIPINE ER 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

40 43
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

42 62
CEPHALEXIN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

A 43 131
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

43 33
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

45 60
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

46 123
CILOSTAZOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

46 59
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

48 31
AMIODARONE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

49 39
ZETIA 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

50 28
BYSTOLIC 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

51 34
ALLOPURINOL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

52 45
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

53 122
VOLTAREN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

54 115
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 55 75
PRADAXA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

56 36
DEXILANT 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

57 108
SYMBICORT 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

58 143
GLIMEPIRIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

59 71
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

59 77
DIGOX 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

61 68
ALCOHOL PADS 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

62 220
COLCHICINE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

62 221
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

64 40
EFFIENT 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 65 109
QUINAPRIL HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 66 58
LEVOFLOXACIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

A 67 127
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

67 151
PAROXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

69 148
METOLAZONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

69 129
MECLIZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

71 96
GLIPIZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 71 95
RANITIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

71 74
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

74 136
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

75 55
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

76 221
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.