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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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34,128Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 509 providers in this state and specialty

$3.53M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 509 providers in this state and specialty

1,075 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

81% 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

25% of this provider’s 1,075 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Opioids

4% of this provider’s 1,075 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

35% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 45%.

Prescription Price

$104 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $263 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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

$2.63M

2014

$2.97M

2015

$3.53M

2016

Number of Claims

24,874

2014

29,490

2015

34,128

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
METFORMIN HCL 1,596

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,532

prescriptions.

228

patients, 21% of all patients

1 3
GLIMEPIRIDE 1,530

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,457

prescriptions.

200

patients, 19% of all patients

10 2 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,421

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,394

prescriptions.

201

patients, 19% of all patients

3 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,414

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,382

prescriptions.

204

patients, 19% of all patients

4 14
SIMVASTATIN 1,220

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,176

prescriptions.

159

patients, 15% of all patients

5 10
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 939

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

915

prescriptions.

137

patients, 13% of all patients

6 46
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 864

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

839

prescriptions.

130

patients, 12% of all patients

7 17
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 737

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

732

prescriptions.

103

patients, 10% of all patients

8 24
SYNTHROID 704

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

661

prescriptions.

90

patients, 8% of all patients

9 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 687

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

654

prescriptions.

135

patients, 13% of all patients

10 1
CELECOXIB 651

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

627

prescriptions.

99

patients, 9% of all patients

11 89
CRESTOR 616

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

600

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

12 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 614

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

614

prescriptions.

85

patients, 8% of all patients

13 56
NEXIUM 580

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

90

patients, 8% of all patients

14 61
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 545

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

80

patients, 7% of all patients

15 51
CREON 529

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

524

prescriptions.

88

patients, 8% of all patients

16 113
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 499

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

499

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

17 72
VASCEPA 481

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

18 65
CLOPIDOGREL 476

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

19 47
DEXILANT 460

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

20 102
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 443

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

21 28
JANUVIA 425

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

22 9
CARVEDILOL 405

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

23 52
MELOXICAM 376

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

24 96
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 368

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

25 69
UNIFINE PENTIPS 345

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

10 26 43
BENICAR HCT 343

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

27 101
ATENOLOL 333

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

28 44
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

29 106
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

30 79
TRADJENTA 307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

31 19
LIDOCAINE 306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

32 81
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

33 18
VALSARTAN 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

34 62
VOLTAREN 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

35 111
BENICAR 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

36 105
JANUMET 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

37 22
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

38 4
OMEPRAZOLE 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

39 31
AMITIZA 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

40 129
ALCOHOL PADS 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

41 37
RANITIDINE HCL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

42 107
DONEPEZIL HCL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

43 124
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

44 154
METFORMIN HCL ER 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

45 6
SINGLE USE SWAB 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

46 53
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

47 75
BYSTOLIC 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

48 140
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

49 5
GABAPENTIN 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

50 35
LYRICA 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

51 126
MECLIZINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

52 123
ZENPEP 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

53 200
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

54 50
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

55 34
VESICARE 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

56 162
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

56 12
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

58 13
LISINOPRIL 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

59 20
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

60 70
FENOFIBRATE* 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

61 143
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

62 38
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

63 216
VICTOZA 2-PAK 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

63 83
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

63 41
FINASTERIDE 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

66 99
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

67 76
AZITHROMYCIN 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

99

patients, 9% of all patients

A 67 115
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

69 39
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

69 110
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

69 108
DULOXETINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

72 97
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

73 148
JENTADUETO 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

<11 74 54
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

<11 75 117
RALOXIFENE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

76 71
RAMIPRIL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

76 42
DUTASTERIDE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

78 230
FUROSEMIDE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

79 32
GLIPIZIDE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

80 22
LINZESS 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

81 135
PROLIA 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

82 67
AMMONIUM LACTATE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

82 88
AMOXICILLIN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

A 84 235
CITALOPRAM HBR 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

85 142
ALLOPURINOL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

86 74
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

87 80
CHLORTHALIDONE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

88 144
IBUPROFEN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

89 160
METHIMAZOLE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

90 21
TRULICITY 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

91 29
LOVASTATIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 92 178
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

A 92 185
EASY TOUCH ALCOHOL PREP PADS 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

94 158
MYRBETRIQ 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

95 249
FENOFIBRATE* 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 96 95
SERTRALINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

96 122
SPIRIVA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 98 152
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN-HCTZ 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 99 257
FENOFIBRIC ACID* 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 100 201
MEMANTINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 101 158
XARELTO 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 102 179
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

103 11
INVOKANA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

104 15
VICTOZA 3-PAK 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

105 16
AZOR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 105 220
SYMBICORT 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

107 183
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 108 168
GLIPIZIDE XL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 108 58
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 108 285
JANUMET XR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 111 77
HYDROCORTISONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

111 93
RESTASIS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 111 172
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

A 111 170
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. 27, 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.