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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,063Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 104 out of 24 providers in this state and specialty

$1.33M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 16 out of 24 providers in this state and specialty

1,022 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

34% 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 800 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Antibiotics

2% of this provider’s 1,022 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 21%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 1,022 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$326 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $129 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

4 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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

$39.9K

2014

$196K

2015

$1.33M

2016

Number of Claims

336

2014

1,846

2015

4,063

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
OMEPRAZOLE 976

prescriptions, 24% of all prescriptions

733

prescriptions.

198

patients, 19% of all patients

1 3
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 784

prescriptions, 19% of all prescriptions

607

prescriptions.

155

patients, 15% of all patients

2 17
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 553

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

420

patients, 41% of all patients

3 51
RANITIDINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

4 31
DICYCLOMINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

5 166
LINZESS 108

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

6 145
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

7 182
CHOLESTYRAMINE 81

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

8 329
ONDANSETRON HCL* 80

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

9 213
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 78

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

10 164
FAMOTIDINE* 72

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

11 68
AZATHIOPRINE 68

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

12 228
NEXIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

13 52
PENTASA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

14 387
APRISO 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 15 234
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 17, 2008.
  • 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.