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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Gynecology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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3,022Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 62

$511K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 62

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

23% 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

0% of this provider’s 575 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

19% of this provider’s 658 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 19%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

15% of this provider’s 575 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

2% of this provider’s 658 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

38% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 39%.

Prescription Price

$169 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $141 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

5 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 4.


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 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$228K

2012

$372K

2013

$408K

2014

$511K

2015

Number of Claims

1,996

2012

2,786

2013

2,697

2014

3,022

2015

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.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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
ESTRACE

Estrogens are female hormones. +

Estrogens are female hormones. Source: National Library of Medicine

548

prescriptions, 18% of all prescriptions

511

prescriptions.

225

patients, 34% of all patients

R 10 1 5
PREMARIN

Estrogens are female hormon... +

Estrogens are female hormones. Source: National Library of Medicine

508

prescriptions, 17% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

221

patients, 34% of all patients

R 10 2 1
ESTRADIOL

Replaces estrogen that decr... +

Replaces estrogen that decreases with menopause or removal of the ovaries. Source: National Library of Medicine

290

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

R 3 3
METRONIDAZOLE*

Used to treat serious bacte... +

Used to treat serious bacterial infections in different areas of the body. Source: National Library of Medicine

204

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

90

patients, 14% of all patients

A 4 17
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER

Oxybutynin is used to contr... +

Oxybutynin is used to control urgent, frequent, or uncontrolled urination in people who have overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles have uncontrollable spasms), spina bifida (a disability that occurs when the spinal cord does not close properly before birth), or other conditions that affect the bladder muscles. Source: National Library of Medicine

186

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

5 7
VAGIFEM

Estrogens are female hormones. +

Estrogens are female hormones. Source: National Library of Medicine

178

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

6 2
VESICARE

Solifenacin is used to trea... +

Solifenacin is used to treat overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles contract uncontrollably and cause frequent urination, urgent need to urinate, and inability to control urination). Source: National Library of Medicine

111

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

7 13
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

Ciprofloxacin is used to treat or prevent certain infections caused by bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

A 8 15
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

Prevents and treats certain fungus infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

9 11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM

Alendronate is used to trea... +

Alendronate is used to treat and prevent osteoporosis (a condition in which the bones become thin and weak and break easily) in women who have undergone menopause (''change of life,'' end of menstrual periods) and to treat osteoporosis in men. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

10 9
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE

Oxybutynin is used to contr... +

Oxybutynin is used to control urgent, frequent, or uncontrolled urination in people who have overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles have uncontrollable spasms), spina bifida (a disability that occurs when the spinal cord does not close properly before birth), or other conditions that affect the bladder muscles. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 11 28
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO

Nitrofurantoinis used to tr... +

Nitrofurantoinis used to treat urinary tract infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

A R 11 16
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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 Nov. 23, 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.