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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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6,505Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 98 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

$402K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 93 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

234 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

72% 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

24% of this provider’s 214 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

23% of this provider’s 234 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 234 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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

$430K

2014

$410K

2015

$402K

2016

Number of Claims

7,405

2014

7,196

2015

6,505

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 292

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

56

patients, 24% of all patients

1 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 203

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

37

patients, 16% of all patients

2 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 201

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

37

patients, 16% of all patients

3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 195

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

32

patients, 14% of all patients

4 7
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

P 5 23
SIMVASTATIN 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

36

patients, 15% of all patients

6 5
METFORMIN HCL 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

7 12
FUROSEMIDE 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

23

patients, 10% of all patients

8 3
LISINOPRIL 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

30

patients, 13% of all patients

9 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

10 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

32

patients, 14% of all patients

11 4
TRAZODONE HCL 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

11 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

11 9
LACTULOSE 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

14 44
TAMSULOSIN HCL 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

25

patients, 11% of all patients

15 15
MIRTAZAPINE 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 10% of all patients

16 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

17 16
JANUVIA 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 18 28
WARFARIN SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11 19 10
SERTRALINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

20 17
CLOPIDOGREL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

21 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

22 21
ALLOPURINOL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

22 60
CITALOPRAM HBR 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

24 26
GABAPENTIN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

25 11
FAMOTIDINE* 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

26 34
LYRICA 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 27 116
MEMANTINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

28 33
RISPERIDONE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

P 28 48
MEROPENEM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 A 30 320
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

31 19
LANTUS 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 32 41
FLUOCINONIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 33 206
SEROQUEL XR 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 P 34 202
VALSARTAN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 35 59
LOVASTATIN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 36 101
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 Sept. 6, 2012.
  • 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.