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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Hematology & Oncology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,304Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 36 providers in this state and specialty

$6.44M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 36 providers in this state and specialty

903 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
99% Patients 65 Years and Older

83% 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

45% of this provider’s 903 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 14%.

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Opioids

7% of this provider’s 903 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

40% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$276 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $1137 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 7.


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

$6.06M

2014

$5.75M

2015

$6.44M

2016

Number of Claims

25,141

2014

23,290

2015

23,304

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,481

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,467

prescriptions.

262

patients, 29% of all patients

1 3
NEXIUM 926

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

926

prescriptions.

141

patients, 16% of all patients

2 30
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 754

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

738

prescriptions.

133

patients, 15% of all patients

3 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 678

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

678

prescriptions.

134

patients, 15% of all patients

4 15
SIMVASTATIN 673

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

668

prescriptions.

142

patients, 16% of all patients

5 6
METFORMIN HCL 659

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

640

prescriptions.

108

patients, 12% of all patients

6 13
JANUVIA 541

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

525

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

7 32
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 510

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

8 42
CELECOXIB 458

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

9 67
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 456

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

275

patients, 30% of all patients

A 10 10 64
CREON 454

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

98

patients, 11% of all patients

11 44
CRESTOR 447

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

101

patients, 11% of all patients

12 29
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 420

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

13 10
DEXILANT 410

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

14 51
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 407

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

15 19
VASCEPA 406

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

16 34
ATENOLOL 403

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

17 33
GLIMEPIRIDE 372

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

18 41
OMEPRAZOLE 372

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

18 11
BENICAR 366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

20 63
VOLTAREN 364

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

21 45
TAMSULOSIN HCL 359

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

22 26
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

23 47
PROLIA 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

181

patients, 20% of all patients

24 81
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

25 35
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

26 83
VALSARTAN 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

27 55
FENOFIBRATE* 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

28 117
MELOXICAM 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

29 56
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

30 78
CLOPIDOGREL 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

31 31
MOMETASONE FUROATE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

107

patients, 12% of all patients

32 82
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

134

patients, 15% of all patients

A 33 92
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

34 46
NAPROXEN 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

35 89
TRADJENTA 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

36 101
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

37 60
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

38 22
EXEMESTANE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

39 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

40 38
GABAPENTIN 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

41 21
DEXAMETHASONE SODIUM PHOSPHATE* 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

42 39
DONEPEZIL HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

43 114
MECLIZINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

44 76
LIDOCAINE 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

45 52
BENICAR HCT 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

46 108
LINZESS 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

46 87
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

48 65
ZENPEP 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

48 91
LETROZOLE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

50 2
PROCTOZONE-HC 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

51 129
ONDANSETRON HCL* 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

52 23
AZITHROMYCIN 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

A 52 50
SYNTHROID 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

54 71
BYSTOLIC 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

55 58
CARVEDILOL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

56 54
RANITIDINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

57 43
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

58 110
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

58 127
VESICARE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

58 146
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

61 75
SANCUSO 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

10 62 191
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

O 63 53
PREDNISONE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

64 14
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

65 167
MYRBETRIQ 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 65 195
AMITIZA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

67 200
IBUPROFEN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

68 103
PATADAY 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

69 176
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

70 25
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 70 130
FUROSEMIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

72 17
LISINOPRIL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

72 20
AZOR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 72 162
HERCEPTIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 10 72 176
WELCHOL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 76 214
SUCRALFATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

76 214
XGEVA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 10 76 132
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 79 220
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

79 170
CARBOPLATIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

10 79 220
FENOFIBRATE* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 79 220
FINASTERIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 83 107
JANUMET 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

83 120
ENDOCET 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

O 85 165
OXALIPLATIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

10 86 236
ELIQUIS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

87 61
RISEDRONATE SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 87 241
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

O 89 245
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 April 13, 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.