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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,731Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 106 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

$309K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 124 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

337 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

16% 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

38% of this provider’s 337 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

8% of this provider’s 337 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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

$321K

2014

$310K

2015

$309K

2016

Number of Claims

5,251

2014

5,366

2015

5,731

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 TARTRATE 245

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

48

patients, 14% of all patients

1 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 227

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

2 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 184

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

3 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 158

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

4 1
LISINOPRIL 148

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

5 6
SIMVASTATIN 146

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

6 5
FUROSEMIDE 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

7 3
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

8 35
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

9 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

10 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

11 21
OMEPRAZOLE 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

12 7
LORAZEPAM 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

13 65
TAMSULOSIN HCL 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

14 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

15 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

15 42
GLIPIZIDE 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

17 55
CARVEDILOL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

18 20
SERTRALINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

19 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

20 9
METFORMIN HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

21 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

O 22 66
GABAPENTIN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

23 11
ATENOLOL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

24 25
FINASTERIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 25 31
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 25 13
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. 12, 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.