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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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8,730Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 61 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

$549K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 58 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

326 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

98% 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

29% of this provider’s 287 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

17% of this provider’s 326 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

6% of this provider’s 326 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$749K

2014

$604K

2015

$549K

2016

Number of Claims

11,876

2014

9,216

2015

8,730

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 403

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

1 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 365

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

46

patients, 14% of all patients

2 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 269

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

3 4
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 253

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

P 4 23
FUROSEMIDE 243

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

5 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 232

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

6 9
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 226

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

7 24
METFORMIN HCL 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

8 12
SIMVASTATIN 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

9 5
LISINOPRIL 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

10 6
OMEPRAZOLE 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

11 7
LANTUS 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

12 41
MIRTAZAPINE 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

13 14
GABAPENTIN 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

14 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

15 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

<11 16 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

17 1
ARIPIPRAZOLE 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

P 17 153
FINASTERIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

19 31
RISPERIDONE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

P 20 48
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 21 143
TAMSULOSIN HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

22 15
TRAZODONE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

23 22
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

24 27
LEVETIRACETAM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 25 30
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 26 178
DONEPEZIL HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 27 16
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

28 45
CLOZAPINE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 P 29 165
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

30 52
CLOPIDOGREL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

30 18
TORSEMIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

32 94
HUMALOG 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

33 89
SERTRALINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

33 17
OLANZAPINE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 P 35 79
LAMOTRIGINE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 36 168
CITALOPRAM HBR 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

36 26
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

38 40
PREDNISONE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 39 39
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

40 21
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 41 120
KETOCONAZOLE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

42 154
BACLOFEN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 43 83
HALOPERIDOL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

P 44 112
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 P 45 334
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 45 42
HYDRALAZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 45 37
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 Aug. 26, 2011.
  • 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.