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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,853Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 21 out of 227 providers in this state and specialty

$839K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 227 providers in this state and specialty

172 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
34% Patients 65 Years and Older

79% 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

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

0 of this provider’s 59 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

28% of this provider’s 172 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 15%.

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Opioids

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$143 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $125 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 7.


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

$727K

2014

$1.02M

2015

$839K

2016

Number of Claims

4,450

2014

5,742

2015

5,853

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
PREDNISONE 517

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

77

patients, 45% of all patients

1 22
NIFEDIPINE ER 441

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

66

patients, 38% of all patients

2 46
TACROLIMUS 300

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

36

patients, 21% of all patients

3 141
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 274

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

47

patients, 27% of all patients

4 27
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 263

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

37

patients, 22% of all patients

5 1
FUROSEMIDE 224

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

44

patients, 26% of all patients

6 13
TAMSULOSIN HCL 220

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

33

patients, 19% of all patients

7 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 210

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

37

patients, 22% of all patients

8 11
SIMVASTATIN 153

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 13% of all patients

9 5
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

26

patients, 15% of all patients

10 33
NIFEDICAL XL 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

36

patients, 21% of all patients

11 123
MYCOPHENOLATE MOFETIL 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

19

patients, 11% of all patients

12 204
CARVEDILOL 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 12% of all patients

13 28
VALGANCICLOVIR HCL 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

31

patients, 18% of all patients

14 216
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 8% of all patients

15 15
JANUVIA 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

19

patients, 11% of all patients

16 35
HYDRALAZINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 9% of all patients

17 76
MYCOPHENOLIC ACID 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

18 226
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 9% of all patients

19 8
METFORMIN HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

13

patients, 8% of all patients

19 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

21 10
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 13% of all patients

22 174
CRESTOR 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

23 50
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

24 94
EASY COMFORT PEN NEEDLES 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

25 253
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

19

patients, 11% of all patients

A 26 207
SENSIPAR 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 26 95
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 24, 2012.
  • 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.