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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,514Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 97 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

$333K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 113 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

281 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
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

This information is unavailable.

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Antibiotics

36% of this provider’s 281 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

14% of this provider’s 281 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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

$607K

2014

$589K

2015

$333K

2016

Number of Claims

12,315

2014

11,845

2015

6,514

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
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 262

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

46

patients, 16% of all patients

1 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 258

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

40

patients, 14% of all patients

2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 233

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

44

patients, 16% of all patients

3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 229

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

45

patients, 16% of all patients

4 7
DONEPEZIL HCL 203

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

34

patients, 12% of all patients

5 16
FUROSEMIDE 190

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

42

patients, 15% of all patients

6 3
GABAPENTIN 183

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

30

patients, 11% of all patients

7 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

8 4
SIMVASTATIN 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

9 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

32

patients, 11% of all patients

10 21
NAMENDA XR 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

<11 11 32
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

12 9
CLOPIDOGREL 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

13 18
MIRTAZAPINE 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

14 14
DULOXETINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

15 51
LISINOPRIL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

16 6
SERTRALINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

17 17
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

18 27
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11 19 40
JANTOVEN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11 20 74
MEMANTINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

21 33
KETOCONAZOLE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

22 154
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

23 53
PAROXETINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 24 110
OXYCODONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

O 25 77
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

26 13
XARELTO 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 27 71
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

28 24
VALSARTAN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 29 59
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

30 102
DIGOXIN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

31 84
JANUVIA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 32 28
ATENOLOL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 33 25
HYDROCORTISONE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

33 177
LATANOPROST 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

35 47
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 8, 2007.
  • 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.