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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,653Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 76 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

$743K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 33 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

440 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% 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

4% of this provider’s 368 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

15% of this provider’s 440 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 440 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$97 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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

$751K

2014

$746K

2015

$743K

2016

Number of Claims

8,020

2014

7,603

2015

7,653

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 245

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

75

patients, 17% of all patients

1 1
SIMVASTATIN 240

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

63

patients, 14% of all patients

2 5
OMEPRAZOLE 209

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

56

patients, 13% of all patients

3 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 198

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

62

patients, 14% of all patients

4 4
METFORMIN HCL 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

5 12
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

6 50
LISINOPRIL 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

7 6
GABAPENTIN 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

8 11
ATENOLOL 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

9 25
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

10 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

11 19
OXYCODONE HCL 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

O 12 77
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

13 2
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

14 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

15 62
PROAIR HFA 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

16 90
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

O 17 68
RANITIDINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

18 29
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

19 21
FUROSEMIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

20 3
TRAMADOL HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

O 21 69
NEXIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

22 56
DONEPEZIL HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

23 16
ADVAIR DISKUS 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 24 70
TAMSULOSIN HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

25 15
GLIMEPIRIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

26 61
VENTOLIN HFA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

27 57
AMMONIUM LACTATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

28 73
CLOPIDOGREL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

29 18
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 29 133
IBUPROFEN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

31 152
JANUVIA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

32 28
WARFARIN SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 33 10
SERTRALINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

34 17
MELOXICAM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

35 119
NIFEDICAL XL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 35 141
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

37 127
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 March 18, 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.