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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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11,523Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

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

$852K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 22 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

328 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

94% 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

11% of this provider’s 311 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

30% of this provider’s 328 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

41% of this provider’s 328 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

30% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$74 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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

$381K

2014

$856K

2015

$852K

2016

Number of Claims

6,012

2014

13,622

2015

11,523

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 1,095

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

1,090

prescriptions.

73

patients, 22% of all patients

1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 523

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

59

patients, 18% of all patients

2 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 435

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

3 10
LANTUS 339

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

4 41
SERTRALINE HCL 303

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

5 17
OMEPRAZOLE 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

43

patients, 13% of all patients

6 7
LORAZEPAM 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

59

patients, 18% of all patients

7 65
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

45

patients, 14% of all patients

8 8
LISINOPRIL 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

9 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

10 21
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

11 27
TRAMADOL HCL 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

O 12 69
ALPRAZOLAM 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

13 54
CITALOPRAM HBR 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

13 26
TAMIFLU 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

165

patients, 50% of all patients

15 93
METFORMIN HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

16 12
MIRTAZAPINE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

17 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

O 18 66
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

19 24
ELIQUIS 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

<11 20 67
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

21 1
TAMSULOSIN HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

22 15
RISPERIDONE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 P 23 48
GABAPENTIN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

24 11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

P 25 23
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

26 45
CLONAZEPAM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

27 99
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

28 9
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

29 72
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

O 30 68
NOVOLOG 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

31 149
TRAZODONE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

32 22
OXYCODONE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

O 33 77
LACTULOSE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 34 44
PREDNISONE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

35 39
NEXIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 36 56
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

37 62
MORPHINE SULFATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

O 37 235
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

39 4
LEVETIRACETAM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 40 30
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 41 178
DULOXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 41 51
LEVEMIR 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 43 128
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 43 187
NYSTATIN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 43 64
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 46 42
RESTASIS 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 47 170
VALPROIC ACID* 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 48 140
LUMIGAN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 48 245
FAMOTIDINE* 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 48 34
OLANZAPINE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 P 48 79
LEVOFLOXACIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

A 52 88
OXYCONTIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

O 52 325
FINASTERIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 54 31
TORSEMIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 55 94
NYAMYC 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

55 148
LATANOPROST 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

55 47
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 58 186
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 59 49
HYDRALAZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 60 37
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 9, 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.