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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,007Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 50 providers in this state and specialty

$1.81M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 50 providers in this state and specialty

1,101 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

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

0% of this provider’s 1,062 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

10% of this provider’s 1,101 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 6%.

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Opioids

2% of this provider’s 1,101 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $92 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$1.45M

2014

$1.49M

2015

$1.81M

2016

Number of Claims

25,529

2014

26,667

2015

30,007

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 2,413

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

2,330

prescriptions.

349

patients, 32% of all patients

10 1 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 2,179

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

2,122

prescriptions.

374

patients, 34% of all patients

2 9
CARVEDILOL 1,983

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,918

prescriptions.

273

patients, 25% of all patients

3 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,567

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,524

prescriptions.

263

patients, 24% of all patients

4 3
FUROSEMIDE 1,041

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,000

prescriptions.

164

patients, 15% of all patients

5 4
SIMVASTATIN 982

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

940

prescriptions.

158

patients, 14% of all patients

6 7
CLOPIDOGREL 975

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

939

prescriptions.

155

patients, 14% of all patients

7 5
OMEPRAZOLE 943

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

909

prescriptions.

185

patients, 17% of all patients

8 23
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 857

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

840

prescriptions.

157

patients, 14% of all patients

9 1
PROPRANOLOL HCL 612

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

607

prescriptions.

108

patients, 10% of all patients

10 10 125
ATENOLOL 504

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

484

prescriptions.

89

patients, 8% of all patients

11 13
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 473

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

12 17
XARELTO 464

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

13 16
CRESTOR 452

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

82

patients, 7% of all patients

14 15
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 442

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

15 53
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 429

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

87

patients, 8% of all patients

16 27
METFORMIN HCL 418

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

17 25
DIGOXIN 404

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

18 29
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 390

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

19 20
LISINOPRIL 387

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

20 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 372

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

21 11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 363

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

22 35
VALSARTAN 349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

23 21
FENOFIBRATE* 316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

24 114
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

25 18
SPIRONOLACTONE 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

26 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

27 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

28 37
FINASTERIDE 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

29 76
NEXIUM 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

30 65
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

31 31
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

32 6
DIGOX 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

33 68
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

34 60
SERTRALINE HCL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

35 56
ELIQUIS 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

36 12
BENICAR 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

37 51
DONEPEZIL HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

38 79
RANITIDINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

39 74
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

39 40
ALLOPURINOL 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

41 45
RALOXIFENE HCL 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

42 90
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

43 78
GLIPIZIDE 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

43 95
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

45 42
NIFEDIPINE ER 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

46 43
FENOFIBRATE* 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

46 98
RAMIPRIL 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

48 19
CLONAZEPAM 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

49 159
FENOFIBRATE* 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

50 167
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

50 86
RANEXA 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

52 26
ALPRAZOLAM 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

52 41
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

52 32
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

55 75
LIDOCAINE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

56 85
MECLIZINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

57 96
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

58 136
PRADAXA 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

<11 58 36
MULTAQ 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

60 81
JANUVIA 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

61 54
GEMFIBROZIL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

62 169
MIDODRINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

63 200
METOLAZONE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

63 129
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

63 197
DEXILANT 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

66 108
CREON 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

67 194
WELCHOL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

68 178
NIACIN ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 69 207
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 69 213
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

71 122
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

72 182
PAROXETINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

73 148
DILTIAZEM HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 74 144
VASCEPA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

75 118
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

75 33
BIDIL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

77 329
ULORIC 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 77 189
NITROSTAT 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

79 48
AZITHROMYCIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

A 80 63
AMIODARONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 80 39
FAMOTIDINE* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 80 69
ADVAIR DISKUS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 80 149
GABAPENTIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

84 46
AMMONIUM LACTATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

85 150
CLONIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 85 72
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 87 111
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 87 228
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 May 16, 2008.
  • 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.