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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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19,589Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

$1.24M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

521 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

90% 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

15% of this provider’s 455 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

42% of this provider’s 521 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

13% of this provider’s 521 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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

$1.51M

2014

$1.63M

2015

$1.24M

2016

Number of Claims

19,993

2014

23,104

2015

19,589

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
SIMVASTATIN 880

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

785

prescriptions.

147

patients, 28% of all patients

1 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 836

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

781

prescriptions.

104

patients, 20% of all patients

2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 660

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

591

prescriptions.

129

patients, 25% of all patients

3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 544

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

490

prescriptions.

117

patients, 22% of all patients

4 7
GABAPENTIN 519

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

73

patients, 14% of all patients

5 11
LISINOPRIL 457

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

91

patients, 17% of all patients

6 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 452

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

7 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 421

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

90

patients, 17% of all patients

8 8
MIRTAZAPINE 419

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

9 14
FUROSEMIDE 409

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

10 3
BUSPIRONE HCL 386

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

11 92
HEPARIN SODIUM 352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

12 146
DONEPEZIL HCL 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

13 16
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

14 43
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

74

patients, 14% of all patients

15 24
SERTRALINE HCL 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

16 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

17 4
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

P 18 23
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

19 21
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

20 45
METFORMIN HCL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

20 12
XARELTO 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

22 71
CARVEDILOL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

23 20
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

24 38
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

25 13
NAMENDA XR 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

<11 26 32
CITALOPRAM HBR 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

27 26
JANUVIA 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

28 28
HYDRALAZINE HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

29 37
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

30 50
TRAZODONE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

31 22
CLOPIDOGREL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

32 18
FAMOTIDINE* 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

33 34
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

34 40
TAMSULOSIN HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

35 15
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

36 104
PREDNISONE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

37 39
HUMALOG 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

38 89
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

39 72
DULOXETINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

40 51
LATANOPROST 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

41 47
TRADJENTA 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

42 87
RISPERIDONE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

P 43 48
MEMANTINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

43 33
RAMIPRIL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

45 63
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

46 53
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

<11 47 49
LEVETIRACETAM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

47 30
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

49 9
LORAZEPAM 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

50 65
AZITHROMYCIN 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

A 51 82
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

52 52
ADVAIR DISKUS 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

52 70
VALSARTAN 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

54 59
ROPINIROLE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 55 151
MUPIROCIN* 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

56 132
DIGOXIN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 57 84
NYSTATIN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

58 64
RANITIDINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

59 29
CRESTOR 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

60 36
SUCRALFATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

60 183
OLANZAPINE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 62 79
ARIPIPRAZOLE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 62 153
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

64 206
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

65 149
SYMBICORT 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

66 91
CLONIDINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

66 105
VOLTAREN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

68 75
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

69 46
BACLOFEN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

70 83
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

71 19
VANCOMYCIN HCL* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

A 72 181
CLONAZEPAM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

72 99
LANTUS 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

72 41
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

72 27
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

76 80
BUDESONIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

76 136
FLUOXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 78 113
LYRICA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

78 116
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

O 78 68
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

81 95
PAROXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

81 110
NOVOLOG 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

83 149
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

83 62
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 85 131
NEXIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 86 56
ALPRAZOLAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

86 54
DILTIAZEM HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 88 176
PRIMIDONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 88 272
TRAMADOL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

O 90 69
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 31, 2017.
  • 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.