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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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6,312Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 63 out of 1542 providers in this state and specialty

$541K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 152 out of 1542 providers in this state and specialty

1,122 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

35% 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

0% of this provider’s 951 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

This provider prescribed antibiotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 1,122 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 14%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$86 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $122 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

6 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 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

$287K

2014

$341K

2015

$541K

2016

Number of Claims

4,844

2014

4,578

2015

6,312

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 473

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

144

patients, 13% of all patients

1 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 409

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

139

patients, 12% of all patients

2 2
CARVEDILOL 393

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

95

patients, 8% of all patients

3 28
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 376

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

4 75
WARFARIN SODIUM 354

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

83

patients, 7% of all patients

5 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 328

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

91

patients, 8% of all patients

6 13
LISINOPRIL 328

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

86

patients, 8% of all patients

6 5
FUROSEMIDE 311

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

86

patients, 8% of all patients

8 9
CLOPIDOGREL 288

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

87

patients, 8% of all patients

9 19
ELIQUIS 200

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

10 80
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 184

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

11 4
XARELTO 159

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

12 81
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

13 30
RANEXA 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

14 167
SPIRONOLACTONE 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

15 67
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

16 23
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

17 128
CRESTOR 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

18 49
BUMETANIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

19 196
HYDRALAZINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

20 116
DIGOXIN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

21 125
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

21 136
SIMVASTATIN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

23 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

24 14
RAMIPRIL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

25 76
JANTOVEN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

26 165
PRADAXA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

27 193
CARTIA XT 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

28 214
ATENOLOL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

28 29
AMIODARONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

30 172
VALSARTAN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

31 95
IRBESARTAN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

31 182
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 May 19, 2010.
  • 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.