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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Dermatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,336Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 471

$1.8M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 471

2,505 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

91% 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

6% of this provider’s 2,505 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 10%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

1% of this provider’s 2,297 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Opioids

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

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Brand Name Drugs *

10% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$193 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $182 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

4 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 3.


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 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$683K

2012

$774K

2013

$1.16M

2014

$1.8M

2015

Number of Claims

6,873

2012

6,275

2013

7,950

2014

9,336

2015

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.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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
AMMONIUM LACTATE

Treats dry, scaly skin cond... +

Treats dry, scaly skin conditions called xerosis and ichthyosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,402

prescriptions, 15% of all prescriptions

1,280

prescriptions.

777

patients, 31% of all patients

1 6
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

Treats psoriasis, skin irritation, allergic reactions, and other types of skin problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,402

prescriptions, 15% of all prescriptions

1,278

prescriptions.

823

patients, 33% of all patients

10 1 1
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

Treats skin infections and bacterial infections in your nose. Source: National Library of Medicine

916

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

857

prescriptions.

779

patients, 31% of all patients

3 4
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE

Triamcinolone is used to tr... +

Triamcinolone is used to treat the itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation, and discomfort of various skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

657

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

614

prescriptions.

468

patients, 19% of all patients

4 2
CICLOPIROX*

Treats skin infections caus... +

Treats skin infections caused by fungus, such as ringworm, athlete's foot, or dandruff. Source: National Library of Medicine

566

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

385

patients, 15% of all patients

5 13
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

Treats fungal infections in the skin, throat, urinary tract, and lungs. Source: National Library of Medicine

477

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

226

patients, 9% of all patients

6 3
MOMETASONE FUROATE

Mometasone is used to relie... +

Mometasone is used to relieve the itching and inflammation of numerous skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

476

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

389

patients, 16% of all patients

10 7 10
DESONIDE

Relieves the itching, dryne... +

Relieves the itching, dryness, redness, and swelling caused by skin problems such as atopic dermatitis. Source: National Library of Medicine

355

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

278

patients, 11% of all patients

10 8 11
FLUOCINONIDE

Treats many skin disorders.... +

Treats many skin disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

324

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

263

patients, 10% of all patients

9 5
LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE

This is used on the skin or... +

This is used on the skin or in the genital area to cause numbness or loss of feeling before certain medical procedures. Source: National Library of Medicine

235

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

190

patients, 8% of all patients

10 39
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

Treats inflammation (swelling), severe allergies, complications of chronic illnesses, and other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

234

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

207

patients, 8% of all patients

11 20
TERBINAFINE HCL

Terbinafine is used to trea... +

Terbinafine is used to treat fungal infections of the toenail and fingernail. Source: National Library of Medicine

192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

157

patients, 6% of all patients

12 45
CICLOPIROX*

Treats skin infections caus... +

Treats skin infections caused by fungus, such as ringworm, athlete's foot, or dandruff. Source: National Library of Medicine

159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

87

patients, 3% of all patients

13 24
CLINDAMYCIN PHOSPHATE

Topical clindamycin is used... +

Topical clindamycin is used to treat acne. Source: National Library of Medicine

146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

89

patients, 4% of all patients

A 14 12
CALCIPOTRIENE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

57

patients, 2% of all patients

15 27
METRONIDAZOLE*

Used to treat serious bacte... +

Used to treat serious bacterial infections in different areas of the body. Source: National Library of Medicine

124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

83

patients, 3% of all patients

A 16 9
HUMIRA PEN

Treats the symptoms and pre... +

Treats the symptoms and prevent the progression of active rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis. Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

17 49
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Levocetirizine is an antihi... +

Levocetirizine is an antihistamine used to relieve the symptoms of hay fever and hives of the skin. Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

70

patients, 3% of all patients

18 33
ECONAZOLE NITRATE

Econazole is used to treat ... +

Econazole is used to treat skin infections such as athlete's foot, jock itch, and ringworm. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

57

patients, 2% of all patients

19 8
VALACYCLOVIR

Treats herpes virus infecti... +

Treats herpes virus infections, including shingles (herpes zoster), cold sores (herpes labialis), and genital herpes (herpes simplex) in adults. Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

83

patients, 3% of all patients

20 31
METHOTREXATE

Treats several kinds of can... +

Treats several kinds of cancer, including cancer of the blood, bone, lung, breast, head, or neck. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

21 25
DIFLORASONE DIACETATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

48

patients, 2% of all patients

10 22 47
CYCLOSPORINE MODIFIED 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

23 77
DESOXIMETASONE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

49

patients, 2% of all patients

24 22
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

Treats stuffy nose caused by hay fever and other allergies. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

42

patients, 2% of all patients

25 21
MINOCYCLINE HCL

Minocycline is used to trea... +

Minocycline is used to treat bacterial infections including pneumonia and other respiratory tract infections; acne; and infections of skin, genital, and urinary systems. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

34

patients, 1% of all patients

A 26 23
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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 Nov. 4, 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.