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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Hematology & Oncology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,378Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 36 providers in this state and specialty

$492K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 283 out of 36 providers in this state and specialty

256 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

96% 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

6% of this provider’s 219 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

53% of this provider’s 256 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 14%.

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Opioids

13% of this provider’s 256 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $1137 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 7.


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

$230K

2015

$492K

2016

Number of Claims

2014

3,528

2015

9,378

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
WARFARIN SODIUM 417

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

1 5
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 404

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

62

patients, 24% of all patients

2 85
SIMVASTATIN 310

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

69

patients, 27% of all patients

3 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 289

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

63

patients, 25% of all patients

4 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 282

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

59

patients, 23% of all patients

5 3
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 276

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

61

patients, 24% of all patients

6 109
FUROSEMIDE 250

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

55

patients, 21% of all patients

7 17
GABAPENTIN 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

40

patients, 16% of all patients

8 21
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

33

patients, 13% of all patients

9 10
TAMSULOSIN HCL 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

34

patients, 13% of all patients

10 26
OMEPRAZOLE 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

38

patients, 15% of all patients

11 11
LANTUS 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

36

patients, 14% of all patients

12 141
METFORMIN HCL 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

13 13
HYDRALAZINE HCL 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

33

patients, 13% of all patients

14 95
MIRTAZAPINE 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

27

patients, 11% of all patients

15 72
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

48

patients, 19% of all patients

16 4
LISINOPRIL 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

27

patients, 11% of all patients

17 20
LEVETIRACETAM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

30

patients, 12% of all patients

18 98
AMMONIUM LACTATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

43

patients, 17% of all patients

19 56
LEVOFLOXACIN 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

74

patients, 29% of all patients

A 20 88
VALPROIC ACID* 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

21 145
CLOPIDOGREL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

22 31
MOMETASONE FUROATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

29

patients, 11% of all patients

23 82
SANTYL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

29

patients, 11% of all patients

24 182
CITALOPRAM HBR 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

25 184
JANUVIA 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

26 32
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

30

patients, 12% of all patients

27 185
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

27 19
HUMALOG 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

33

patients, 13% of all patients

29 187
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

30 15
GEMFIBROZIL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

31 188
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

31 96
NYSTATIN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

40

patients, 16% of all patients

31 116
SERTRALINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 34 84
CARVEDILOL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

34 54
NOVOLOG 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

36 191
LACTULOSE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

37 62
VANCOMYCIN HCL* 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

A 38 205
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 39 70
HUMULIN R 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

40 228
ELIQUIS 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 41 61
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

38

patients, 15% of all patients

A 42 64
TRAZODONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

42 137
RENVELA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 44 241
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

45 245
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 Feb. 10, 2011.
  • 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.