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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,739Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 50 providers in this state and specialty

$2.33M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 50 providers in this state and specialty

1,902 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

93% 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

1% of this provider’s 1,902 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

33% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$87 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $92 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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

$2.25M

2014

$2.03M

2015

$2.33M

2016

Number of Claims

26,323

2014

24,695

2015

26,739

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 1,915

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,635

prescriptions.

463

patients, 24% of all patients

1 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 1,763

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,531

prescriptions.

381

patients, 20% of all patients

2 2
FUROSEMIDE 1,068

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

936

prescriptions.

231

patients, 12% of all patients

3 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 1,053

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

935

prescriptions.

284

patients, 15% of all patients

4 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 1,050

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

909

prescriptions.

247

patients, 13% of all patients

10 5 55
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 888

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

754

prescriptions.

244

patients, 13% of all patients

6 3
LISINOPRIL 800

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

691

prescriptions.

207

patients, 11% of all patients

7 8
CRESTOR 786

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

685

prescriptions.

194

patients, 10% of all patients

8 15
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 722

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

662

prescriptions.

173

patients, 9% of all patients

10 9 123
OMEPRAZOLE 711

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

564

prescriptions.

196

patients, 10% of all patients

10 23
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 706

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

602

prescriptions.

172

patients, 9% of all patients

11 27
AZOR 589

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

574

prescriptions.

131

patients, 7% of all patients

10 12 103
SIMVASTATIN 560

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

522

prescriptions.

142

patients, 7% of all patients

13 7
METFORMIN HCL 526

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

133

patients, 7% of all patients

14 25
LABETALOL HCL 463

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

102

patients, 5% of all patients

15 57
BYSTOLIC 462

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

86

patients, 5% of all patients

16 34
TRIBENZOR 431

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

96

patients, 5% of all patients

10 17 128
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 406

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

95

patients, 5% of all patients

18 20
SPIRONOLACTONE 405

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

95

patients, 5% of all patients

19 22
JANUVIA 377

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

98

patients, 5% of all patients

20 54
CARVEDILOL 354

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

97

patients, 5% of all patients

21 10
MECLIZINE HCL 351

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

108

patients, 6% of all patients

22 96
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

82

patients, 4% of all patients

23 110
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

140

patients, 7% of all patients

24 32
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

83

patients, 4% of all patients

25 50
ELIQUIS 307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

62

patients, 3% of all patients

26 12
XARELTO 306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

60

patients, 3% of all patients

27 16
CLOPIDOGREL 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

80

patients, 4% of all patients

28 5
DEXILANT 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

68

patients, 4% of all patients

29 108
BRILINTA 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

55

patients, 3% of all patients

30 73
VALSARTAN 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

60

patients, 3% of all patients

31 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

59

patients, 3% of all patients

32 33
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

54

patients, 3% of all patients

33 53
ZETIA 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

56

patients, 3% of all patients

34 28
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

52

patients, 3% of all patients

35 17
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

64

patients, 3% of all patients

36 42
BENAZEPRIL HCL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

37 106
NEXIUM 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

49

patients, 3% of all patients

38 65
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

50

patients, 3% of all patients

39 14
BENICAR 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

40 51
WARFARIN SODIUM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

41 11
PRADAXA 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

42 36
JANUMET 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

43

patients, 2% of all patients

43 133
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

44 67
BENICAR HCT 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

45 89
CORLANOR 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

10 46 267
NITROSTAT 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

72

patients, 4% of all patients

46 48
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

48 18
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

49 77
CLONIDINE 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

50 184
RANITIDINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

40

patients, 2% of all patients

51 74
GLIPIZIDE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

52 95
HYDRALAZINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

53 35
CLONIDINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

53 72
ENTRESTO 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

53 126
METFORMIN HCL ER 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

28

patients, 1% of all patients

56 66
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

40

patients, 2% of all patients

57 40
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

58 30
VERAPAMIL ER 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

58 87
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

60 155
GABAPENTIN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

27

patients, 1% of all patients

61 46
ATENOLOL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

62 13
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

63 112
TAMSULOSIN HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

28

patients, 1% of all patients

64 37
CHLORTHALIDONE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

64 44
NAPROXEN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

66 117
VASCEPA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

67 118
FARXIGA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

68 286
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

28

patients, 1% of all patients

68 60
RANEXA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

70 26
JARDIANCE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

71 214
PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

72 291
JANUMET XR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

73 338
TRADJENTA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

74 141
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN-HCTZ 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

75 250
FENOFIBRATE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

76 98
NIFEDIPINE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

77 43
JENTADUETO 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 78 363
GLIPIZIDE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

78 121
GLIMEPIRIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

78 71
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 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.