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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,667Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 131 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

$271K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 138 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

346 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

86% 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

4% of this provider’s 269 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 346 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

10% of this provider’s 346 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

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 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

$289K

2014

$328K

2015

$271K

2016

Number of Claims

4,595

2014

5,422

2015

4,667

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 259

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

45

patients, 13% of all patients

1 2
SIMVASTATIN 177

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

2 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 169

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

3 4
OMEPRAZOLE 168

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

4 7
FUROSEMIDE 121

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

5 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

6 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

7 8
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

8 38
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

8 9
LISINOPRIL 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

10 6
LEVETIRACETAM 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

11 30
TAMSULOSIN HCL 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

12 15
LACTULOSE 79

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

13 44
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

14 24
PREDNISONE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

15 39
METFORMIN HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

16 12
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

16 35
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

18 19
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

19 43
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

20 13
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 21 53
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 10, 2009.
  • 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.