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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,860Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 21 out of 50 providers in this state and specialty

$1.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 47 out of 50 providers in this state and specialty

1,343 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

18% 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

5% of this provider’s 1,343 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

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$77 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $92 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 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$885K

2014

$1.07M

2015

$1.07M

2016

Number of Claims

13,262

2014

13,997

2015

13,860

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 1,072

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

998

prescriptions.

298

patients, 22% of all patients

1 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 800

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

750

prescriptions.

210

patients, 16% of all patients

2 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 788

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

767

prescriptions.

237

patients, 18% of all patients

3 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 757

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

713

prescriptions.

195

patients, 15% of all patients

4 1
FUROSEMIDE 658

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

624

prescriptions.

212

patients, 16% of all patients

5 4
SIMVASTATIN 604

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

545

prescriptions.

174

patients, 13% of all patients

6 7
LISINOPRIL 565

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

145

patients, 11% of all patients

7 8
CLOPIDOGREL 512

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

138

patients, 10% of all patients

8 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 434

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

147

patients, 11% of all patients

9 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 385

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

111

patients, 8% of all patients

10 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

93

patients, 7% of all patients

11 11
CARVEDILOL 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

87

patients, 6% of all patients

12 10
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

84

patients, 6% of all patients

13 27
VALSARTAN 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

66

patients, 5% of all patients

14 21
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

68

patients, 5% of all patients

15 42
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

70

patients, 5% of all patients

16 17
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

17 30
ELIQUIS 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

18 12
CRESTOR 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

80

patients, 6% of all patients

18 15
ATENOLOL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

20 13
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

21 31
OMEPRAZOLE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

22 23
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

23 18
XARELTO 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

24 16
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

66

patients, 5% of all patients

25 32
PRADAXA 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

26 36
METFORMIN HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

27 25
CARTIA XT 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

28 80
TOPROL XL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

29 70
AMIODARONE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

30 39
BENAZEPRIL HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

31 106
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

32 24
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

32 33
SPIRONOLACTONE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

34 22
RAMIPRIL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

35 19
DILTIAZEM HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

36 144
NIFEDIPINE ER 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

37 43
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

38 20
FAMOTIDINE* 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

39 69
BYSTOLIC 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

40 34
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

40 77
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

42 40
RANEXA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

43 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

44 37
FENOFIBRATE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 45 98
GLIPIZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

46 95
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 June 19, 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.