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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,624Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 178 out of 50 providers in this state and specialty

$569K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 203 out of 50 providers in this state and specialty

886 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

12% 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 834 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

2% of this provider’s 886 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%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$86 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $92 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

7 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

$512K

2014

$555K

2015

$569K

2016

Number of Claims

6,956

2014

6,667

2015

6,624

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 409

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

131

patients, 15% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 389

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

145

patients, 16% of all patients

2 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 340

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

100

patients, 11% of all patients

3 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 315

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

100

patients, 11% of all patients

4 3
LISINOPRIL 310

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

92

patients, 10% of all patients

5 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 262

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

89

patients, 10% of all patients

6 6
SIMVASTATIN 257

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

7 7
ATENOLOL 248

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

8 13
ELIQUIS 235

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

9 12
CLOPIDOGREL 203

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

10 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 189

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

11 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 171

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

12 9
DIGOXIN 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

13 29
CARVEDILOL 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

14 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

15 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

16 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

17 11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

18 67
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

19 50
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

19 110
NADOLOL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

21 142
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

22 30
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

23 55
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

24 88
NITROSTAT 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

25 48
METOLAZONE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

26 129
SPIRONOLACTONE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

27 22
NIFEDIPINE ER 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

27 43
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

27 17
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

30 32
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

31 27
XARELTO 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

31 16
BUMETANIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

33 84
CRESTOR 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

34 15
RAMIPRIL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

34 19
ZETIA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

36 28
KLOR-CON M20 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

37 106
CLONIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

38 72
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 Jan. 30, 2015.
  • 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.