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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Critical Care Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,801Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 28 providers in this state and specialty

$1.33M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 28 providers in this state and specialty

512 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

96% 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

10% of this provider’s 455 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

38% of this provider’s 512 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

Comparisons are not shown because we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

80 of this provider’s 512 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 46%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $285 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 13.


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

$1.05M

2014

$1.41M

2015

$1.33M

2016

Number of Claims

19,399

2014

22,679

2015

20,801

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
WARFARIN SODIUM 2,185

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

1,858

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,009

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

863

prescriptions.

80

patients, 16% of all patients

2 5
SIMVASTATIN 661

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

571

prescriptions.

99

patients, 19% of all patients

3 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 637

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

587

prescriptions.

100

patients, 20% of all patients

4 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 580

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

504

prescriptions.

85

patients, 17% of all patients

5 9
FUROSEMIDE 566

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

518

prescriptions.

83

patients, 16% of all patients

6 12
LISINOPRIL 525

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

75

patients, 15% of all patients

7 14
MIRTAZAPINE 454

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

8 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

9 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

10 7
DONEPEZIL HCL 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

11 27
METFORMIN HCL 310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

12 18
RANITIDINE HCL 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

13 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

14 44
CLOPIDOGREL 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

15 26
GABAPENTIN 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

16 28
NAMENDA XR 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

17 58
LORAZEPAM 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

18 43
LACTULOSE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

18 60
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

20 64
LEVETIRACETAM 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

21 29
JANUVIA 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

22 31
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

23 67
LATANOPROST 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

24 52
BUSPIRONE HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

25 42
MEMANTINE HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

26 46
SERTRALINE HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

26 47
LANTUS 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

28 71
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

P 29 53
OMEPRAZOLE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

30 15
SPIRONOLACTONE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

31 73
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

32 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

33 25
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

34 61
TRAZODONE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

35 63
CLONAZEPAM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

35 77
NUEDEXTA 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

37 79
RISPERIDONE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

P 38 80
PREDNISONE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

39 4
FAMOTIDINE* 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

39 30
OLANZAPINE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 P 41 81
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

42 82
DIGOX 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

42 82
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

44 69
FINASTERIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

45 67
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

46 33
CARVEDILOL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

46 70
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

48 86
HALOPERIDOL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 49 87
ALPRAZOLAM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

50 88
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

51 90
ATENOLOL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

52 55
ALLOPURINOL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

52 56
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

A 54 39
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

55 58
OXYCODONE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

O 56 72
GLIPIZIDE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 57 95
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

58 50
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

59 48
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

O 60 44
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

60 100
SANTYL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

62 48
DULOXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

63 102
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

64 10
BUDESONIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

65 104
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

66 40
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

A 67 106
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

68 38
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

69 34
VENLAFAXINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 69 107
VALPROIC ACID* 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 71 108
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

72 110
CLOZAPINE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 73 111
HYDRALAZINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

73 76
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 75 113
HUMALOG 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

76 114
BACLOFEN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 76 114
TRADJENTA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 78 116
XARELTO 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 79 121
GEMFIBROZIL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 80 126
TIZANIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 81 128
LIDOCAINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 81 128
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

81 90
CEPHALEXIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

A 84 131
PROCRIT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 85 77
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 March 21, 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.