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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,197Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

$1.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

385 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

92% 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

16% of this provider’s 355 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

47% of this provider’s 385 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 385 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

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

47 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

$1.15M

2014

$1.21M

2015

$1.09M

2016

Number of Claims

20,767

2014

18,444

2015

18,197

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 894

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

852

prescriptions.

100

patients, 26% of all patients

1 2
FUROSEMIDE 729

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

703

prescriptions.

96

patients, 25% of all patients

2 3
LISINOPRIL 607

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

582

prescriptions.

107

patients, 28% of all patients

3 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 599

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

561

prescriptions.

69

patients, 18% of all patients

4 4
SIMVASTATIN 518

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

74

patients, 19% of all patients

5 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 516

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

511

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

6 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 501

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

76

patients, 20% of all patients

7 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 490

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

69

patients, 18% of all patients

8 8
SERTRALINE HCL 472

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

56

patients, 15% of all patients

9 17
OMEPRAZOLE 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

52

patients, 14% of all patients

10 7
MIRTAZAPINE 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

11 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

60

patients, 16% of all patients

12 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

13 16
GABAPENTIN 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

14 11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

15 24
CLOPIDOGREL 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

16 18
NAMENDA XR 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

17 32
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

18 27
OLANZAPINE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

P 19 79
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

20 9
LANTUS 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

21 41
RANITIDINE HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

22 29
METFORMIN HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

23 12
TRAZODONE HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

24 22
CARVEDILOL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

25 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

25 15
HUMALOG 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

25 89
JANUVIA 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

28 28
PREDNISONE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

29 39
SPIRIVA 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

30 124
DULOXETINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

31 51
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

32 40
LEVETIRACETAM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

33 30
TAMIFLU 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

100

patients, 26% of all patients

34 93
ALLOPURINOL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

35 60
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

36 45
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

37 19
LATANOPROST 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

38 47
CLONIDINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

39 105
NYSTATIN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

39 64
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

P 39 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

42 26
BACLOFEN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

43 83
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

44 35
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

A 45 100
ELIQUIS 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

<11 46 67
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

47 43
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

48 49
ATENOLOL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

48 25
MEMANTINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

50 33
LEVEMIR 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

51 128
TRADJENTA 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11 51 87
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

53 38
ROPINIROLE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 54 151
PAROXETINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

55 110
RISPERIDONE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

P 55 48
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

57 53
KLOR-CON SPRINKLE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

58 182
MYRBETRIQ 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 59 198
HYDRALAZINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

59 37
FINASTERIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

61 31
BUMETANIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

61 156
CEPHALEXIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

A 63 126
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

63 52
ADVAIR DISKUS 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

65 70
LEVOFLOXACIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

A 65 88
SPIRONOLACTONE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

67 78
VALSARTAN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

67 59
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

A 69 229
LORAZEPAM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

70 65
GLIPIZIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 71 55
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

71 72
NOVOLOG 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

73 149
VESICARE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 74 224
HALOPERIDOL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 P 75 112
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

76 50
RENVELA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 76 163
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

76 13
DIGOXIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

76 84
ONDANSETRON HCL* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

80 197
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

A 81 175
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 82 143
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 82 97
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 84 46
SYMBICORT 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 84 91
METRONIDAZOLE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

A 86 357
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 86 104
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

86 131
BENAZEPRIL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 86 234
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.