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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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36,836Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 50 providers in this state and specialty

$4M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 50 providers in this state and specialty

1,423 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% Patients 65 Years and Older

70% 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

2% of this provider’s 1,401 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

34% of this provider’s 1,423 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 6%.

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Opioids

6% of this provider’s 1,423 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$109 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $92 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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

$3.75M

2014

$3.94M

2015

$4M

2016

Number of Claims

38,436

2014

37,489

2015

36,836

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
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 2,048

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

2,022

prescriptions.

425

patients, 30% of all patients

1 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,757

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,735

prescriptions.

415

patients, 29% of all patients

2 1
SIMVASTATIN 1,662

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,657

prescriptions.

339

patients, 24% of all patients

3 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,491

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,474

prescriptions.

312

patients, 22% of all patients

4 3
ATENOLOL 1,342

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,337

prescriptions.

276

patients, 19% of all patients

10 5 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 1,111

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,093

prescriptions.

226

patients, 16% of all patients

6 2
RALOXIFENE HCL 1,060

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,055

prescriptions.

199

patients, 14% of all patients

10 7 90
OMEPRAZOLE 865

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

860

prescriptions.

242

patients, 17% of all patients

8 23
METFORMIN HCL ER 800

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

800

prescriptions.

169

patients, 12% of all patients

9 66
CLOPIDOGREL 774

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

769

prescriptions.

165

patients, 12% of all patients

10 5
XARELTO 604

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

599

prescriptions.

94

patients, 7% of all patients

11 16
ALLOPURINOL 575

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

575

prescriptions.

123

patients, 9% of all patients

12 45
FUROSEMIDE 524

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

106

patients, 7% of all patients

13 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 517

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

517

prescriptions.

122

patients, 9% of all patients

14 18
JANUVIA 506

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

77

patients, 5% of all patients

15 54
VALSARTAN 468

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

101

patients, 7% of all patients

16 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 461

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

125

patients, 9% of all patients

17 37
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 424

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

83

patients, 6% of all patients

18 6
AZITHROMYCIN 412

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

293

patients, 21% of all patients

A 19 63
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 391

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

76

patients, 5% of all patients

20 53
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 377

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

84

patients, 6% of all patients

21 24
GLIMEPIRIDE 359

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

79

patients, 6% of all patients

22 71
FINASTERIDE 337

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

77

patients, 5% of all patients

23 76
DONEPEZIL HCL 332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

67

patients, 5% of all patients

24 79
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

116

patients, 8% of all patients

25 86
CLONIDINE HCL 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

59

patients, 4% of all patients

26 72
LISINOPRIL 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

61

patients, 4% of all patients

27 8
AMMONIUM LACTATE 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

76

patients, 5% of all patients

28 150
LOVASTATIN 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

62

patients, 4% of all patients

29 93
CRESTOR 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

63

patients, 4% of all patients

30 15
LIDOCAINE 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

57

patients, 4% of all patients

31 85
FENOFIBRATE* 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

32 167
ELIQUIS 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

33 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

34 20
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

93

patients, 7% of all patients

35 147
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

63

patients, 4% of all patients

36 75
BENICAR 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

37 51
DIGOXIN 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

38 29
NEXIUM 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

39 65
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

40 175
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

75

patients, 5% of all patients

41 40
GABAPENTIN 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

78

patients, 5% of all patients

42 46
PATADAY 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

43 217
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

44 27
FAMOTIDINE* 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

58

patients, 4% of all patients

45 69
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

46 122
TRAZODONE HCL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

60

patients, 4% of all patients

47 99
METFORMIN HCL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

48 25
ZETIA 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

49 28
RANITIDINE HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

50 74
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

103

patients, 7% of all patients

50 198
LINZESS 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

52 185
WARFARIN SODIUM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

53 11
MELOXICAM 182

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

105

patients, 7% of all patients

54 91
PROAIR HFA 168

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

55 146
PROCTOZONE-HC 163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

56 209
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

57 77
DIGOX 154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

58 68
TRADJENTA 152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

59 141
CARVEDILOL 151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

60 10
REPAGLINIDE 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

61 204
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

62 217
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

63 14
SYNTHROID 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

64 47
AZOR 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

65 103
ADVAIR DISKUS 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

66 149
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

67 52
SYMBICORT 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

68 143
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

69 111
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

70 197
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

71 221
MECLIZINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

71 96
HYDRALAZINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

73 35
NIFEDIPINE ER 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

74 43
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

75 61
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

76 182
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

76 60
FELODIPINE ER 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

78 94
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

79 31
ULORIC 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

79 189
NITROSTAT 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

81 48
PRADAXA 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

82 36
TRAMADOL HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

O 83 104
RESTASIS 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

84 260
FENOFIBRATE* 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

85 98
LEVOFLOXACIN 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

88

patients, 6% of all patients

A 85 127
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

85 62
SERTRALINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

88 56
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

89 136
LORAZEPAM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

90 120
SPIRIVA 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

90 193
FENOFIBRIC ACID* 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

92 173
MULTAQ 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

93 81
VASCEPA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

94 118
HYDROCORTISONE VALERATE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

94 273
RISPERIDONE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

P 96 164
ALCOHOL PADS 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

97 220
MEMANTINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

98 140
CEFUROXIME 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

73

patients, 5% of all patients

A 99 316
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

100 32
RANEXA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

100 26
JANUMET 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

102 133
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

102 17
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE* 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

104 229
LYRICA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

105 177
UNIFINE PENTIPS 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

105 323
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

105 33
FORTEO 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 108 324
FENOFIBRATE* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

109 114
METOLAZONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

109 129
NIFEDICAL XL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

109 102
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

112 170
PROLIA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

113 249
JARDIANCE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 114 214
CELECOXIB 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

115 158
EVISTA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

10 116 337
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

A 117 119
VENTOLIN HFA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

118 156
BYSTOLIC 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

118 34
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

118 42
VIREAD 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 118 341
TELMISARTAN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

122 152
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

123 155
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

A 124 176
AMOXICILLIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

A 125 132
MUPIROCIN* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

126 206
WELCHOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

126 178
FLUOCINONIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

126 300
MOMETASONE FUROATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

126 216
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 Nov. 2, 2010.
  • 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.