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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,558Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

$691K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 38 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

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

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
88% 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

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Antibiotics

32% of this provider’s 358 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

33% of this provider’s 358 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 22.


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

$624K

2014

$643K

2015

$691K

2016

Number of Claims

13,003

2014

12,900

2015

13,558

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 1,044

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,044

prescriptions.

84

patients, 23% of all patients

1 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 536

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

536

prescriptions.

64

patients, 18% of all patients

2 21
OMEPRAZOLE 518

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

71

patients, 20% of all patients

3 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 475

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

61

patients, 17% of all patients

4 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 412

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

5 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 410

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

56

patients, 16% of all patients

6 2
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 404

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

7 9
LISINOPRIL 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

8 6
GABAPENTIN 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

9 11
MIRTAZAPINE 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

10 14
NAMENDA XR 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

11 32
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

12 52
SERTRALINE HCL 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

13 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

14 16
FINASTERIDE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

15 31
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

58

patients, 16% of all patients

16 40
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

17 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

18 8
XARELTO 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

19 71
CITALOPRAM HBR 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

20 26
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

55

patients, 15% of all patients

O 20 66
PREDNISONE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

22 39
LORAZEPAM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

23 65
TAMSULOSIN HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

24 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

25 1
ALPRAZOLAM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

26 54
FAMOTIDINE* 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

27 34
ELIQUIS 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

28 67
CLOPIDOGREL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

29 18
CARVEDILOL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

30 20
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

<11 31 104
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

31 204
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

<11 33 282
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

34 96
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 35 27
TORSEMIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

36 94
LEVETIRACETAM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

<11 37 30
RANITIDINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

38 29
ATENOLOL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11 39 25
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

40 24
GLIPIZIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

40 55
LEVEMIR 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

40 128
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

43 95
RESTASIS 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 44 170
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

45 131
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 45 49
LATANOPROST 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

47 47
KLOR-CON 10 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

48 259
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

49 53
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

49 120
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

49 97
BREO ELLIPTA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

52 304
NYSTATIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

53 64
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 54 72
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 55 130
DULOXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 55 51
BUDESONIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 57 136
AUTOSHIELD DUO PEN NEEDLE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

57 257
FENTANYL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

O 57 138
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

A 60 100
JANUVIA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 60 28
TRAZODONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 60 22
LEVOFLOXACIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

A 63 88
LITHIUM CARBONATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 64 235
CEPHALEXIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

A 65 126
RISPERIDONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 P 66 48
TRAMADOL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

O 66 69
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 68 42
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 July 29, 2009.
  • 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.