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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,555Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 1542 providers in this state and specialty

$1.1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 44 out of 1542 providers in this state and specialty

826 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

63% 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

8% of this provider’s 742 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Antibiotics

22% of this provider’s 826 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 19%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 826 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 14%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $122 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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

$1.01M

2014

$1.15M

2015

$1.1M

2016

Number of Claims

18,817

2014

20,141

2015

17,555

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 853

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

761

prescriptions.

152

patients, 18% of all patients

1 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 799

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

734

prescriptions.

131

patients, 16% of all patients

2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 645

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

597

prescriptions.

92

patients, 11% of all patients

3 3
LISINOPRIL 605

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

541

prescriptions.

93

patients, 11% of all patients

4 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 501

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

5 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 425

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

6 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 368

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

100

patients, 12% of all patients

O 7 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 349

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

8 30
DONEPEZIL HCL 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

9 35
METFORMIN HCL 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

10 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

11 2
GABAPENTIN 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

12 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

13 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

14 18
SIMVASTATIN 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

15 6
CLOPIDOGREL 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

16 19
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

17 60
CITALOPRAM HBR 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

18 36
RISPERIDONE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

P 19 104
CARVEDILOL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

19 28
SERTRALINE HCL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

21 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

22 14
ATENOLOL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

23 29
MIRTAZAPINE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

24 47
TRAZODONE HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

25 44
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

P 26 52
SPIRONOLACTONE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

27 67
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

28 75
LEVETIRACETAM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

29 62
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

30 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

31 10
ALPRAZOLAM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

32 25
MEMANTINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

33 108
CLONIDINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

34 168
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

85

patients, 10% of all patients

A 35 111
TRAMADOL HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

O 36 33
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

37 31
LORAZEPAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

38 39
PAROXETINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

39 138
TAMSULOSIN HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

40 16
BACLOFEN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

41 64
DULOXETINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

41 45
NYSTATIN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

43 106
NAMENDA XR 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

44 103
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

45 15
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

46 34
LIDOCAINE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

47 55
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

47 158
SPIRIVA 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

49 63
VALSARTAN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

50 95
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

51 53
GLIPIZIDE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

52 73
RANITIDINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

52 26
DIGOXIN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

54 125
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

55 68
SYMBICORT 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

55 54
HYDROCORTISONE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

57 316
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

57 117
ALLOPURINOL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

59 66
HYDRALAZINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

60 116
ADVAIR DISKUS 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

61 50
HALOPERIDOL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 62 273
NYSTOP 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

62 261
IBUPROFEN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

62 65
LIDOCAINE HCL* 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

62 325
VENTOLIN HFA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

66 32
XARELTO 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 67 81
LYRICA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

68 40
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

69 37
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 70 259
GLIMEPIRIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 70 74
MELOXICAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

72 38
QUINAPRIL HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 73 304
CRESTOR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 74 49
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

A 75 89
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

75 128
PROAIR HFA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

77 56
JANUVIA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

78 43
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

79 20
BUSPIRONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 80 157
CLONAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

80 58
FAMOTIDINE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 80 71
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 Nov. 13, 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.