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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,442Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 43 out of 954

$5.54M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 954

149 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
44% Patients 65 Years and Older

60% 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

32% of this provider’s 149 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 16%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

17 of this provider’s 66 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug.

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Opioids

10% of this provider’s 149 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 9%.

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Brand Name Drugs

54% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 27%.

Prescription Price

$744 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $190 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

50 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$3.48M

2012

$4.92M

2013

$7.36M

2014

$5.54M

2015

Number of Claims

5,679

2012

7,472

2013

8,309

2014

7,442

2015

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.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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
TRUVADA

Treats HIV infection. Also ... +

Treats HIV infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

220

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

30

patients, 20% of all patients

1 201
TIVICAY 213

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 15% of all patients

2 324
VALACYCLOVIR

Treats herpes virus infecti... +

Treats herpes virus infections, including shingles (herpes zoster), cold sores (herpes labialis), and genital herpes (herpes simplex) in adults. Source: National Library of Medicine

194

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

32

patients, 21% of all patients

3 242
SELZENTRY 187

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

22

patients, 15% of all patients

10 4 369
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

Lowers high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides (fats) in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 13% of all patients

5 16
EPZICOM 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

22

patients, 15% of all patients

6 319
ISENTRESS

Treats human immunodeficien... +

Treats human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

20

patients, 13% of all patients

7 285
NORVIR

Treats human immunodeficien... +

Treats human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

19

patients, 13% of all patients

8 226
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 11% of all patients

9 2
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS

Omega-3 fatty acids are use... +

Omega-3 fatty acids are used together with lifestyle changes (diet, weight-loss, exercise) to reduce the amount of triglycerides (a fat-like substance) in the blood in people with very high triglycerides. Source: National Library of Medicine

117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

16

patients, 11% of all patients

10 114
COMPLERA 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 11 461
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Zolpidem is used to treat i... +

Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

19

patients, 13% of all patients

R 12 26
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM

Losartan is used alone or i... +

Losartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 10% of all patients

13 13
VIREAD 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 14 292
PREZISTA

Treats human immunodeficien... +

Treats human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

16

patients, 11% of all patients

15 281
LEVOCARNITINE* 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

12

patients, 8% of all patients

15 491
GAMMAGARD LIQUID 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

14

patients, 9% of all patients

17 434
INTELENCE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 8% of all patients

18 437
SEROSTIM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

11

patients, 7% of all patients

19 520
ANDROGEL

Treats low testosterone lev... +

Treats low testosterone levels when your body does not produce enough natural testosterone. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

22

patients, 15% of all patients

20 522
TRIUMEQ 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 7% of all patients

21 456
NEVIRAPINE ER 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 22 544
OXANDROLONE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

12

patients, 8% of all patients

23 546
ACYCLOVIR

Treats herpes labialis (col... +

Treats herpes labialis (cold sores). Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 8% of all patients

23 311
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

Treats seizures, panic disorder, and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

16

patients, 11% of all patients

23 46
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE

Used to treat symptoms of l... +

Used to treat symptoms of low testosterone in men who do not produce enough natural testosterone. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

18

patients, 12% of all patients

23 546
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

Treats anxiety, panic disorder, insomnia (trouble sleeping), and anxiety caused by depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 27 31
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 27 10
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

Treats mild to moderate pain and help relieve symptoms of arthritis (e. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

14

patients, 9% of all patients

29 129
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 30 110
REYATAZ 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 31 337
DRONABINOL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

13

patients, 9% of all patients

32 562
NEXIUM

Treats heartburn, gastroeso... +

Treats heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 33 42
PROAIR HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 34 39
AZELASTINE HCL

Used to treat hay fever and... +

Used to treat hay fever and allergy symptoms including runny nose, sneezing, and itchy nose. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 35 116
PRIVIGEN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 10 36 579
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

Lowers cholesterol in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 37 117
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 37 9
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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. 18, 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.