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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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10,147Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 41 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

$837K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 26 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

170 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
89% 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

45% of this provider’s 170 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

9% of this provider’s 170 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

32% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$83 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

60 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

$1.06M

2014

$876K

2015

$837K

2016

Number of Claims

11,204

2014

10,013

2015

10,147

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 SUCCINATE 339

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

42

patients, 25% of all patients

1 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 279

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

34

patients, 20% of all patients

2 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 267

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

36

patients, 21% of all patients

3 4
GABAPENTIN 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

29

patients, 17% of all patients

4 11
SIMVASTATIN 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

40

patients, 24% of all patients

5 5
NEXIUM 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

22

patients, 13% of all patients

6 56
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

23

patients, 14% of all patients

7 8
CLOPIDOGREL 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

19

patients, 11% of all patients

8 18
METFORMIN HCL 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

22

patients, 13% of all patients

9 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

25

patients, 15% of all patients

10 13
BENICAR 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

18

patients, 11% of all patients

11 189
VOLTAREN 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

24

patients, 14% of all patients

12 75
TRAZODONE HCL 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

22

patients, 13% of all patients

13 22
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

15

patients, 9% of all patients

14 80
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

27

patients, 16% of all patients

14 24
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

34

patients, 20% of all patients

16 102
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

17

patients, 10% of all patients

17 2
DEXILANT 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

18 168
SPIRONOLACTONE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

17

patients, 10% of all patients

19 78
CLOTRIMAZOLE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

19

patients, 11% of all patients

20 185
CRESTOR 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

19

patients, 11% of all patients

21 36
CREON 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

18

patients, 11% of all patients

21 174
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

33

patients, 19% of all patients

23 95
TORSEMIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

21

patients, 12% of all patients

24 94
SYNTHROID 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

17

patients, 10% of all patients

25 76
DONEPEZIL HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

26 16
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

13

patients, 8% of all patients

27 53
NYSTATIN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

20

patients, 12% of all patients

28 64
CELECOXIB 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

29 254
FUROSEMIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

15

patients, 9% of all patients

30 3
VALSARTAN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

31 59
LIDOCAINE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 13% of all patients

32 81
TAMSULOSIN HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

32 15
CARVEDILOL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

32 20
AMMONIUM LACTATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 8% of all patients

35 73
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 12% of all patients

36 104
RANITIDINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

37 29
FAMOTIDINE* 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 38 34
TRADJENTA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 39 87
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE* 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 11% of all patients

40 231
HYDRALAZINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

40 37
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

26

patients, 15% of all patients

40 158
COUMADIN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 43 295
ATENOLOL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 44 25
XARELTO 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 44 71
JANUVIA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 46 28
LEVETIRACETAM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 46 30
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

P 48 23
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 49 27
ALLOPURINOL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 50 60
DICYCLOMINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 11% of all patients

51 307
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

52 167
WARFARIN SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 53 10
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 54 144
PREDNISONE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 9% of all patients

55 39
FINASTERIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 56 31
NYAMYC 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 57 148
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 Aug. 6, 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.