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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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15,005Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 1542 providers in this state and specialty

$1.23M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 35 out of 1542 providers in this state and specialty

506 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

93% 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

11% of this provider’s 479 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

42% of this provider’s 506 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 19%.

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Opioids

12% of this provider’s 506 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 14%.

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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

$82 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $122 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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 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
LIDOCAINE 818

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

799

prescriptions.

208

patients, 41% of all patients

1 55
MUPIROCIN* 475

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

144

patients, 28% of all patients

2 93
VOLTAREN 430

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

114

patients, 23% of all patients

3 78
NYSTATIN 384

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

112

patients, 22% of all patients

4 106
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

106

patients, 21% of all patients

5 34
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

91

patients, 18% of all patients

6 152
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

80

patients, 16% of all patients

7 84
FUROSEMIDE 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

81

patients, 16% of all patients

8 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

9 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

10 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

11 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

12 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

13 2
NEXIUM 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

14 79
SIMVASTATIN 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

15 6
AZELASTINE HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

70

patients, 14% of all patients

16 160
GABAPENTIN 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

17 8
MECLIZINE HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

18 191
ELIQUIS 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

19 80
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

P 20 52
LACTULOSE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

21 112
CRESTOR 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

21 49
OMEPRAZOLE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

21 3
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

24 60
ALLOPURINOL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

25 66
AMMONIUM LACTATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

26 72
CARVEDILOL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

27 28
TRADJENTA 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

28 115
NYSTOP 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

28 261
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

30 97
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

31 53
LISINOPRIL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

32 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

33 30
MEMANTINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

34 108
MIRTAZAPINE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

35 47
CLOPIDOGREL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

36 19
LEVOFLOXACIN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

88

patients, 17% of all patients

A 37 144
JANUVIA 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

38 43
DONEPEZIL HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

39 35
NYAMYC 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

40 266
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

41 213
VENTOLIN HFA 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

42 32
GLIMEPIRIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

43 74
GLIPIZIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

44 73
METFORMIN HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

45 7
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

46 75
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

A 47 186
TAMSULOSIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

47 16
CLONIDINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

49 168
LEVETIRACETAM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

49 62
DEXILANT 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

51 152
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

51 14
RISPERIDONE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

P 53 104
CREON 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

54 184
PROAIR HFA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

55 56
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

55 146
SSD 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

55 389
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

58 15
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

59 18
ALPRAZOLAM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

59 25
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

61 203
SERTRALINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

62 22
SYNTHROID 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

62 70
ATENOLOL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

64 29
LORAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

64 39
PROCTOZONE-HC 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

66 299
RANITIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

67 26
CLOTRIMAZOLE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

68 250
PREDNISONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

69 27
VALSARTAN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

70 95
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 71 140
MELOXICAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

72 38
LINZESS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

72 200
TRAZODONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

72 44
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

75 42
IBUPROFEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

75 65
JANUMET 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

77 180
WARFARIN SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

78 10
CELECOXIB 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

78 148
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

A 78 111
DICYCLOMINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

81 155
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 Sept. 30, 2015.
  • 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.