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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Podiatrist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,732Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 113 providers in this state and specialty

$631K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 113 providers in this state and specialty

1,320 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

99% 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 1,275 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

9% of this provider’s 1,320 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 12%.

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Opioids

3% of this provider’s 1,320 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 3%.

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Brand Name Drugs

8% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 10%.

Prescription Price

$110 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $89 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

4 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 3.


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

$401K

2014

$424K

2015

$631K

2016

Number of Claims

4,620

2014

4,672

2015

5,732

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
CICLOPIROX* 1,898

prescriptions, 33% of all prescriptions

1,862

prescriptions.

957

patients, 73% of all patients

10 1 4
LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 1,037

prescriptions, 18% of all prescriptions

1,002

prescriptions.

616

patients, 47% of all patients

10 2 9
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 515

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

502

prescriptions.

283

patients, 21% of all patients

3 8
AMMONIUM LACTATE 432

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

269

patients, 20% of all patients

4 1
LIDOCAINE 337

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

201

patients, 15% of all patients

5 3
FLUOROURACIL 198

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

131

patients, 10% of all patients

6 33
TERBINAFINE HCL 189

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

118

patients, 9% of all patients

7 19
ECONAZOLE NITRATE 181

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

132

patients, 10% of all patients

8 6
MELOXICAM 166

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

134

patients, 10% of all patients

9 15
VOLTAREN 146

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

94

patients, 7% of all patients

10 10
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

106

patients, 8% of all patients

A 11 29
CICLOPIROX* 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

12 7
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 3, 2008.
  • 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.