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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,633Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 94 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

$556K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 57 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

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

75% 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

45% of this provider’s 233 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 233 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$84 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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

$529K

2014

$543K

2015

$556K

2016

Number of Claims

7,088

2014

6,699

2015

6,633

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 378

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

61

patients, 26% of all patients

1 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 311

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

63

patients, 27% of all patients

2 13
SIMVASTATIN 232

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

44

patients, 19% of all patients

3 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 224

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

37

patients, 16% of all patients

4 2
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 218

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

40

patients, 17% of all patients

5 9
OMEPRAZOLE 190

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

37

patients, 16% of all patients

6 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 175

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

46

patients, 20% of all patients

7 4
METFORMIN HCL 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

31

patients, 13% of all patients

8 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

9 8
FUROSEMIDE 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

34

patients, 15% of all patients

10 3
CRESTOR 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 12% of all patients

11 36
LISINOPRIL 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

25

patients, 11% of all patients

12 6
GABAPENTIN 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

26

patients, 11% of all patients

13 11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

64

patients, 27% of all patients

14 50
CLOPIDOGREL 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

23

patients, 10% of all patients

15 18
DONEPEZIL HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

16 16
GLIMEPIRIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

17 61
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

18 58
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

19 62
TAMSULOSIN HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

20 15
BENICAR 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

21 189
JANUMET 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

22 117
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

23 43
TRAMADOL HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

31

patients, 13% of all patients

O 24 69
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

25 24
WARFARIN SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 26 10
FINASTERIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 27 31
VENTOLIN HFA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

28 57
GLIPIZIDE ER 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

28 98
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

44

patients, 19% of all patients

A 30 100
NEXIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

31 56
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 32 114
PROAIR HFA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

33 90
MELOXICAM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

25

patients, 11% of all patients

33 119
AZITHROMYCIN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

42

patients, 18% of all patients

A 35 82
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

36 46
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. 18, 2014.
  • 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.