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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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4,450Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 178 out of 1542 providers in this state and specialty

$415K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 225 out of 1542 providers in this state and specialty

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

22% 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 750 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 855 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 14%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

21% 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

$93 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $122 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

5 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

2014

$118K

2015

$415K

2016

Number of Claims

2014

1,394

2015

4,450

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
CARVEDILOL 566

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

192

patients, 22% of all patients

1 28
CLOPIDOGREL 367

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

131

patients, 15% of all patients

2 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 341

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

112

patients, 13% of all patients

3 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 305

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

113

patients, 13% of all patients

4 2
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 292

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

93

patients, 11% of all patients

5 75
ELIQUIS 199

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

6 80
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 184

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

7 4
RAMIPRIL 175

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

8 76
FUROSEMIDE 149

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

9 9
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 137

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

10 128
DIGOXIN 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

11 125
WARFARIN SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

12 10
SIMVASTATIN 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

13 6
RANEXA 82

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

14 167
LISINOPRIL 75

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

15 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 74

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

16 15
XARELTO 73

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

17 81
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 68

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

18 13
PRADAXA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

19 193
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 Oct. 17, 2017.
  • 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.