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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,216Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 69 out of 50 providers in this state and specialty

$1.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 46 out of 50 providers in this state and specialty

741 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

17% 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 676 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

4% of this provider’s 741 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 *

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

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$116 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $92 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 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

$814K

2014

$988K

2015

$1.07M

2016

Number of Claims

7,880

2014

8,722

2015

9,216

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 756

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

654

prescriptions.

173

patients, 23% of all patients

1 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 442

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

100

patients, 13% of all patients

2 20
CRESTOR 421

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

137

patients, 18% of all patients

3 15
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 396

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

140

patients, 19% of all patients

4 32
ATENOLOL 381

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

88

patients, 12% of all patients

5 13
CLOPIDOGREL 370

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

6 5
ELIQUIS 304

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

7 12
SIMVASTATIN 299

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

8 7
OMEPRAZOLE 257

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

9 23
TORSEMIDE 247

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

10 38
CARVEDILOL 244

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

11 10
XARELTO 235

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

12 16
LISINOPRIL 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

13 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

14 3
SPIRONOLACTONE 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

15 22
CHLORTHALIDONE 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

16 44
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

17 9
ZETIA 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

18 28
WARFARIN SODIUM 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

18 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

20 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

21 6
SOTALOL 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

22 64
EPLERENONE 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

23 105
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

24 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

25 24
FUROSEMIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

26 4
JANTOVEN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

27 82
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

27 30
DIGOXIN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

29 29
KLOR-CON M20 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

30 106
QUINAPRIL HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

31 58
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

32 33
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

32 14
RANEXA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

34 26
BYSTOLIC 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 35 34
RAMIPRIL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

36 19
MIDODRINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

36 200
FENOFIBRATE* 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 38 98
MULTAQ 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

39 81
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 May 13, 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.