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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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12,782Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 21 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

$683K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

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

281 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
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

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Antibiotics

34% of this provider’s 281 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 281 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

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

45 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

$953K

2014

$974K

2015

$683K

2016

Number of Claims

20,418

2014

19,476

2015

12,782

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 837

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

809

prescriptions.

65

patients, 23% of all patients

1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 654

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

623

prescriptions.

78

patients, 28% of all patients

2 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 421

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

3 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 394

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

51

patients, 18% of all patients

4 8
LISINOPRIL 385

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

50

patients, 18% of all patients

5 6
OMEPRAZOLE 374

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

63

patients, 22% of all patients

6 7
TAMSULOSIN HCL 369

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

49

patients, 17% of all patients

7 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 332

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

33

patients, 12% of all patients

8 21
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

34

patients, 12% of all patients

9 1
TRAZODONE HCL 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

39

patients, 14% of all patients

10 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

11 9
FINASTERIDE 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

12 31
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

30

patients, 11% of all patients

13 4
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

14 52
GABAPENTIN 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

15 11
LANTUS 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

16 41
SERTRALINE HCL 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

16 17
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

18 40
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

19 72
MIRTAZAPINE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

20 14
METFORMIN HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

21 12
ATENOLOL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

22 25
DONEPEZIL HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

23 16
ALLOPURINOL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

24 60
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

O 25 66
MEMANTINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

26 33
DIGOXIN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

<11 27 84
RISPERIDONE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

P 28 48
CLOPIDOGREL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

29 18
LATANOPROST 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

30 47
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

P 31 23
PREDNISONE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

31 39
DULOXETINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 33 51
TAMIFLU 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

61

patients, 22% of all patients

34 93
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

<11 35 53
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

36 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

<11 37 13
FLUOCINONIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 38 206
NYSTOP 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

32

patients, 11% of all patients

39 166
SPIRONOLACTONE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

40 78
CEPHALEXIN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

35

patients, 12% of all patients

A 41 126
VOLTAREN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 42 75
TRAMADOL HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

O 43 69
NOVOLOG 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 44 149
CARVEDILOL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

44 20
XARELTO 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 46 71
CITALOPRAM HBR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 46 26
NAMENDA XR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 48 32
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 48 194
LIDOCAINE HCL VISCOUS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 50 325
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 51 42
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 51 120
LYRICA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 53 116
ROPINIROLE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 53 151
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

55 24
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 55 27
CEFTRIAXONE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

A 57 268
LEVETIRACETAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 57 30
ZOSTAVAX 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

51

patients, 18% of all patients

59 278
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 59 265
MORPHINE SULFATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

O 61 235
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 8, 2007.
  • 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.