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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,127Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 68 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

$440K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 85 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

316 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

98% 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

6% of this provider’s 295 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

33% of this provider’s 316 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

20% of this provider’s 316 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

27% 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

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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

$315K

2014

$388K

2015

$440K

2016

Number of Claims

8,419

2014

8,082

2015

8,127

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 539

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

37

patients, 12% of all patients

1 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 401

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

47

patients, 15% of all patients

2 1
FUROSEMIDE 338

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

45

patients, 14% of all patients

3 3
SIMVASTATIN 306

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

48

patients, 15% of all patients

4 5
LISINOPRIL 278

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

43

patients, 14% of all patients

5 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

47

patients, 15% of all patients

6 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

7 10
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

8 46
GABAPENTIN 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

9 11
MIRTAZAPINE 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

10 14
LANTUS 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

11 41
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

<11 12 45
METFORMIN HCL 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

13 12
OMEPRAZOLE 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

51

patients, 16% of all patients

14 7
TAMSULOSIN HCL 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

15 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

16 9
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

<11 17 49
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

18 97
LEVETIRACETAM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

18 30
LACTULOSE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

20 44
CARVEDILOL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

21 20
NYSTATIN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

42

patients, 13% of all patients

22 64
CALCITRIOL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 23 160
LORAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

24 65
OXYCODONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

O 24 77
HALOPERIDOL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 P 24 112
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 27 96
CLOPIDOGREL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

28 18
GLIPIZIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

29 55
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

30 8
HYDRALAZINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 31 37
FAMOTIDINE* 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

32 34
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

33 19
ISONIAZID 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 34 329
ATENOLOL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 34 25
LUMIGAN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 36 245
SPIRONOLACTONE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 37 78
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

37

patients, 12% of all patients

A 38 100
JANUVIA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 38 28
ALLOPURINOL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 40 60
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 41 53
CITALOPRAM HBR 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

41 26
LATANOPROST 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 41 47
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 16, 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.