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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,985Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 131 providers in this state and specialty

$2.74M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 131 providers in this state and specialty

2,239 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

7% 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

2% of this provider’s 2,239 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Opioids

1% of this provider’s 2,239 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

33% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$183 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $89 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

7 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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

$1.8M

2014

$2.11M

2015

$2.74M

2016

Number of Claims

11,442

2014

12,364

2015

14,985

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 1,034

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

988

prescriptions.

355

patients, 16% of all patients

1 2
CLOPIDOGREL 977

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

959

prescriptions.

336

patients, 15% of all patients

2 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 931

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

881

prescriptions.

318

patients, 14% of all patients

3 1
EFFIENT 881

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

841

prescriptions.

269

patients, 12% of all patients

10 4 23
XARELTO 669

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

664

prescriptions.

192

patients, 9% of all patients

5 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 476

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

159

patients, 7% of all patients

6 4
SIMVASTATIN 419

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

134

patients, 6% of all patients

7 9
FUROSEMIDE 405

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

162

patients, 7% of all patients

8 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 386

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

123

patients, 5% of all patients

9 17
SOTALOL 376

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

123

patients, 5% of all patients

10 34
RAMIPRIL 360

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

106

patients, 5% of all patients

11 13
CARVEDILOL 356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

124

patients, 6% of all patients

12 5
CRESTOR 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

117

patients, 5% of all patients

13 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

109

patients, 5% of all patients

14 10
ZETIA 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

78

patients, 3% of all patients

15 24
VALSARTAN 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

87

patients, 4% of all patients

16 19
ATENOLOL 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

85

patients, 4% of all patients

17 14
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

81

patients, 4% of all patients

18 32
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

86

patients, 4% of all patients

19 6
SPIRONOLACTONE 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

86

patients, 4% of all patients

20 25
BRILINTA 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

65

patients, 3% of all patients

21 31
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

88

patients, 4% of all patients

22 26
LISINOPRIL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

64

patients, 3% of all patients

23 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

58

patients, 3% of all patients

23 18
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

62

patients, 3% of all patients

25 27
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

44

patients, 2% of all patients

26 21
AMIODARONE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

49

patients, 2% of all patients

27 44
DIGOXIN 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

49

patients, 2% of all patients

28 33
ELIQUIS 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

42

patients, 2% of all patients

29 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

47

patients, 2% of all patients

30 28
VYTORIN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

31 80
PRADAXA 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

30

patients, 1% of all patients

32 51
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

41

patients, 2% of all patients

33 11
TOPROL XL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

34 54
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

35 40
BENICAR 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

31

patients, 1% of all patients

36 66
OMEPRAZOLE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

31

patients, 1% of all patients

37 39
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

32

patients, 1% of all patients

37 22
BYSTOLIC 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

31

patients, 1% of all patients

39 29
HYDRALAZINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

40 53
RANEXA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

41 20
TORSEMIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

31

patients, 1% of all patients

42 35
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

29

patients, 1% of all patients

43 30
TAMSULOSIN HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

44 46
MULTAQ 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

45 41
CARTIA XT 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

27

patients, 1% of all patients

45 60
DIGOX 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

47 96
BENICAR HCT 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

47 76
ALLOPURINOL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

49 79
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 50 62
TRIBENZOR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 0% of all patients

51 100
IRBESARTAN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

52 58
ALPRAZOLAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

32

patients, 1% of all patients

52 82
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

54 101
KLOR-CON M20 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

54 101
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

56 55
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

57 57
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 Aug. 29, 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.