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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,230Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

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

$639K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 155 out of 50 providers in this state and specialty

634 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
99% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
5% 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

16% of this provider’s 634 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 6%.

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Opioids

4% of this provider’s 634 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $92 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$524K

2014

$529K

2015

$639K

2016

Number of Claims

8,852

2014

9,325

2015

10,230

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 981

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

976

prescriptions.

187

patients, 29% of all patients

1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 863

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

863

prescriptions.

166

patients, 26% of all patients

2 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 533

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

95

patients, 15% of all patients

3 2
SIMVASTATIN 507

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

502

prescriptions.

103

patients, 16% of all patients

4 7
LISINOPRIL 395

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

5 8
SYNTHROID 304

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

6 47
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 298

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

7 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 296

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

8 14
FUROSEMIDE 284

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

9 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 269

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

10 9
ATENOLOL 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

11 13
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

12 40
SERTRALINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

13 56
ZETIA 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

14 28
ALPRAZOLAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

15 41
WARFARIN SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

16 11
METFORMIN HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

17 25
CRESTOR 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

18 15
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

19 62
ELIQUIS 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

20 12
PRADAXA 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

21 36
OMEPRAZOLE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

22 23
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

23 52
DIGOXIN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

24 29
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

25 31
TRAZODONE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

26 99
ALLOPURINOL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

27 45
CARVEDILOL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

28 10
TOPROL XL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

29 70
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

30 6
CLONAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

31 159
LORAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

32 120
TAMSULOSIN HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

32 37
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

34 24
AZITHROMYCIN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

A 35 63
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

35 20
DIGOX 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

37 68
VALSARTAN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 38 21
COUMADIN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 39 92
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.