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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,143Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 85 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

$302K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 127 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

240 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% 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

17% of this provider’s 228 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

28% of this provider’s 240 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 240 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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

$530K

2014

$479K

2015

$302K

2016

Number of Claims

9,747

2014

8,140

2015

7,143

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
FUROSEMIDE 405

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

43

patients, 18% of all patients

1 3
JANTOVEN 337

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

<11 2 74
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 336

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

41

patients, 17% of all patients

3 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 278

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

4 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 241

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

37

patients, 15% of all patients

5 8
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

6 27
MIRTAZAPINE 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

26

patients, 11% of all patients

7 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

8 16
SERTRALINE HCL 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

9 17
LISINOPRIL 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

10 6
TAMSULOSIN HCL 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

11 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

12 9
TRAZODONE HCL 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

13 22
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

14 4
OMEPRAZOLE 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

36

patients, 15% of all patients

15 7
GABAPENTIN 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

16 11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

P 17 23
NYSTATIN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

36

patients, 15% of all patients

18 64
LANTUS 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

19 41
CLOPIDOGREL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

20 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

21 1
CITALOPRAM HBR 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

22 26
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

23 21
OLANZAPINE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 P 23 79
TORSEMIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

25 94
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

25 24
SIMVASTATIN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

25 5
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 28 49
LATANOPROST 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 29 47
ARIPIPRAZOLE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 P 30 153
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

31 52
FINASTERIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 32 31
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

33 50
OXYCODONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

O 34 77
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 35 19
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 Aug. 26, 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.