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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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5,697Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 95 out of 1542 providers in this state and specialty

$1.93M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 1542 providers in this state and specialty

1,183 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68% Patients 65 Years and Older

45% 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 801 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

3% of this provider’s 1,183 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 19%.

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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

31% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$339 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

$1.45M

2014

$1.75M

2015

$1.93M

2016

Number of Claims

4,169

2014

4,673

2015

5,697

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
METHOTREXATE 643

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

212

patients, 18% of all patients

1 86
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 544

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

179

patients, 15% of all patients

2 119
PREDNISONE 437

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

214

patients, 18% of all patients

3 27
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 310

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

90

patients, 8% of all patients

4 24
GABAPENTIN 179

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

5 8
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 167

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

6 37
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 157

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

7 20
DULOXETINE HCL 148

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

8 45
SULFASALAZINE DR 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

9 291
LEFLUNOMIDE 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

10 237
FOLIC ACID 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

10 341
ENBREL 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

12 266
MELOXICAM 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

13 38
SULFASALAZINE 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

14 239
LYRICA 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

15 40
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

15 101
ADVAIR DISKUS 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

17 50
OMEPRAZOLE 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

18 3
AZELASTINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

19 160
HUMIRA PEN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

20 312
ALLOPURINOL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

21 66
AZATHIOPRINE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

22 414
SPIRIVA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

23 63
SYMBICORT 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

24 54
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

25 145
VENTOLIN HFA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

26 32
ULORIC 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

27 304
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 Jan. 28, 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.