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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,258Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 50 providers in this state and specialty

$663K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 140 out of 50 providers in this state and specialty

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

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
81% 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

49% of this provider’s 453 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

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $92 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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

$896K

2014

$792K

2015

$663K

2016

Number of Claims

18,795

2014

18,246

2015

16,258

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 2,109

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

2,097

prescriptions.

264

patients, 58% of all patients

1 9
SIMVASTATIN 1,388

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,359

prescriptions.

209

patients, 46% of all patients

2 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,313

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,302

prescriptions.

178

patients, 39% of all patients

3 3
ATENOLOL 1,259

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,225

prescriptions.

189

patients, 42% of all patients

4 13
ACARBOSE 547

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

524

prescriptions.

72

patients, 16% of all patients

10 5 137
TAMSULOSIN HCL 485

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

485

prescriptions.

80

patients, 18% of all patients

6 37
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 442

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

67

patients, 15% of all patients

7 75
URSODIOL 429

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

71

patients, 16% of all patients

10 8 196
CLOPIDOGREL 361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

62

patients, 14% of all patients

9 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

10 1
GLIPIZIDE ER 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

11 121
METFORMIN HCL 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

12 25
VALSARTAN 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

77

patients, 17% of all patients

13 21
ULORIC 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

14 189
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

15 60
AMOXICILLIN 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

129

patients, 28% of all patients

A 16 132
OMEPRAZOLE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

17 23
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

18 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

19 11
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

20 77
FINASTERIDE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

21 76
FUROSEMIDE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

21 4
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

23 111
METFORMIN HCL ER 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

24 66
GLIPIZIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

25 95
RANITIDINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

26 74
GLIPIZIDE XL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

27 174
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

27 6
DIGOXIN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

29 29
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

30 298
DUTASTERIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

31 236
MECLIZINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

32 96
GABAPENTIN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

33 46
CARVEDILOL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

34 10
NEXIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

35 65
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

35 31
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

35 14
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

A 35 119
DIGOX 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

39 68
HYDROCORTISONE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

40 312
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

40 2
ECONAZOLE NITRATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

42 315
AZITHROMYCIN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

A 43 63
ALCOHOL PADS 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

44 220
LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

44 188
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

46 53
ALLOPURINOL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 47 45
SYNTHROID 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 48 47
CLONAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

49 159
ADVAIR DISKUS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

50 149
ALPRAZOLAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

51 41
PROAIR HFA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

52 146
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. 11, 2011.
  • 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.