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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,672Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 29 out of 138 providers in this state and specialty

$360K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 43 out of 138 providers in this state and specialty

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

82% 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

15% of this provider’s 241 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 7%.

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Antibiotics

37% of this provider’s 277 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 277 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 11%.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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

$583K

2014

$466K

2015

$360K

2016

Number of Claims

10,465

2014

8,378

2015

6,672

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
SIMVASTATIN 240

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

36

patients, 13% of all patients

1 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 218

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

2 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 204

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

35

patients, 13% of all patients

3 14
OMEPRAZOLE 201

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

4 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 197

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

30

patients, 11% of all patients

5 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 195

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

6 2
FUROSEMIDE 193

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

48

patients, 17% of all patients

7 5
FAMOTIDINE* 174

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

30

patients, 11% of all patients

8 43
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 168

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

49

patients, 18% of all patients

9 97
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

10 9
MELOXICAM 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

10 52
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

12 3
SSD 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

36

patients, 13% of all patients

13 224
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

14 25
METFORMIN HCL 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

15 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

16 18
CLOPIDOGREL 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

17 16
LEVETIRACETAM 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

18 37
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

P 19 28
LISINOPRIL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

20 6
MEMANTINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

20 53
MIRTAZAPINE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

22 29
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 23 62
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

24 40
LEVOFLOXACIN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

45

patients, 16% of all patients

A 25 71
NEXIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 26 55
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

27 35
WARFARIN SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 28 11
SYMBICORT 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

29 104
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 30 47
ECONAZOLE NITRATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

30 159
TRAMADOL HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

O 32 50
HALOPERIDOL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 P 32 131
RISPERIDONE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

P 32 45
GLIMEPIRIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 35 67
NIFEDICAL XL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 36 315
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.