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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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5,813Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 238 out of 50 providers in this state and specialty

$448K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 341 out of 50 providers in this state and specialty

588 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

25% 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 538 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

3% of this provider’s 588 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 6%.

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Opioids

4% of this provider’s 588 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$77 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $92 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

10 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

$323K

2014

$350K

2015

$448K

2016

Number of Claims

4,677

2014

4,767

2015

5,813

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
FUROSEMIDE 426

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

142

patients, 24% of all patients

1 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 371

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

123

patients, 21% of all patients

2 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 335

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

94

patients, 16% of all patients

3 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 286

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

95

patients, 16% of all patients

4 1
SIMVASTATIN 268

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

101

patients, 17% of all patients

5 7
CARVEDILOL 211

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

6 10
ELIQUIS 194

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

7 12
CLOPIDOGREL 191

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

8 5
VALSARTAN 184

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

9 21
SPIRONOLACTONE 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

10 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

11 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

12 9
HYDRALAZINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

13 35
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

14 31
CRESTOR 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

15 15
XARELTO 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

16 16
LISINOPRIL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

17 8
NIFEDIPINE ER 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

17 43
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

19 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

20 55
METFORMIN HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

21 25
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

22 18
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

23 42
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

24 14
LABETALOL HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

24 57
ZETIA 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

26 28
OMEPRAZOLE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

27 23
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 Feb. 3, 2017.
  • 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.