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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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13,898Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

$812K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 28 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

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

84% 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

9% of this provider’s 462 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 10%.

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Antibiotics

30% of this provider’s 505 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 505 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$58 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

$1.23M

2014

$1.31M

2015

$812K

2016

Number of Claims

23,838

2014

25,590

2015

13,898

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
FUROSEMIDE 507

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

106

patients, 21% of all patients

1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 504

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

88

patients, 17% of all patients

2 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 395

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

3 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

4 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

5 21
LISINOPRIL 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

6 6
OMEPRAZOLE 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

7 7
GABAPENTIN 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

8 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

76

patients, 15% of all patients

O 9 66
LANTUS 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

10 41
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

11 1
CITALOPRAM HBR 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

12 26
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

A 13 221
METFORMIN HCL 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

14 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

15 4
MIRTAZAPINE 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

15 14
PREDNISONE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

17 39
DONEPEZIL HCL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

18 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

19 15
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

20 45
CARVEDILOL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

21 20
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

22 24
NAMENDA XR 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

22 32
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

24 27
CLOPIDOGREL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

25 18
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

26 52
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

26 40
XARELTO 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

28 71
SPIRONOLACTONE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

29 78
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

30 9
DIGOXIN 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

31 84
LACTULOSE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

32 44
JANUVIA 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

32 28
DULOXETINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

34 51
HUMALOG 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

35 89
NYSTATIN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

36 64
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

37 50
LEVOFLOXACIN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

A 38 88
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

39 72
LEVETIRACETAM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

40 30
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

P 41 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

42 13
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

43 120
OLANZAPINE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

P 43 79
LATANOPROST 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

43 47
BUDESONIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

46 136
LORAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

46 65
BACLOFEN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 48 83
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 49 53
JANTOVEN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 50 74
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

51 49
RANITIDINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

52 29
HYDRALAZINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

52 37
BUMETANIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

54 156
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

55 123
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

56 144
CLONAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

57 99
METHADONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

O 58 208
PRISTIQ 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 59 344
VICTOZA 3-PAK 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 59 271
TRADJENTA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 59 87
DILTIAZEM HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 59 176
MEMANTINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

63 33
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

A 64 147
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. 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.