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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,068Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 88 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

$329K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 115 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

678 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

16% 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 604 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

21% of this provider’s 678 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

7% of this provider’s 678 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

10 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

$289K

2014

$310K

2015

$329K

2016

Number of Claims

5,423

2014

6,221

2015

7,068

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 371

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

108

patients, 16% of all patients

1 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 358

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

103

patients, 15% of all patients

2 2
LISINOPRIL 353

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

100

patients, 15% of all patients

3 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 302

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

93

patients, 14% of all patients

4 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 257

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

5 1
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 251

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

137

patients, 20% of all patients

6 50
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 199

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

7 19
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 184

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

8 127
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 178

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

9 42
ATENOLOL 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

10 25
OMEPRAZOLE 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

11 7
METFORMIN HCL ER 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

12 86
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

12 9
FUROSEMIDE 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

14 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

15 13
TAMSULOSIN HCL 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

16 15
METFORMIN HCL 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

17 12
CLOPIDOGREL 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

18 18
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

19 38
CARVEDILOL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

20 20
FINASTERIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

21 31
ALPRAZOLAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

22 54
GABAPENTIN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

23 11
ALLOPURINOL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

24 60
SERTRALINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

25 17
GLIPIZIDE ER 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

25 98
RAMIPRIL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

25 63
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

28 8
RANITIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

29 29
LORAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

30 65
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

31 120
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

32 21
BUSPIRONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

32 92
WARFARIN SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

34 10
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 Nov. 15, 2013.
  • 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.