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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,463Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 954

$1.52M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 31 out of 954

2,304 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

92% 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 2,180 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

6% of this provider’s 2,304 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 16%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

2% of this provider’s 2,180 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 7%.

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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 *

9% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 27%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$113 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $190 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

6 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$581K

2012

$487K

2013

$886K

2014

$1.52M

2015

Number of Claims

8,672

2012

7,466

2013

10,806

2014

13,463

2015

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.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

Treats psoriasis, skin irritation, allergic reactions, and other types of skin problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,734

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

1,659

prescriptions.

501

patients, 22% of all patients

10 1 40
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE

Triamcinolone is used to tr... +

Triamcinolone is used to treat the itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation, and discomfort of various skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,254

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,197

prescriptions.

426

patients, 18% of all patients

10 2 47
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

Treats skin infections and bacterial infections in your nose. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,253

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,201

prescriptions.

549

patients, 24% of all patients

10 3 33
DESOXIMETASONE 1,173

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,118

prescriptions.

409

patients, 18% of all patients

10 4 168
AMMONIUM LACTATE

Treats dry, scaly skin cond... +

Treats dry, scaly skin conditions called xerosis and ichthyosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,051

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,020

prescriptions.

317

patients, 14% of all patients

5 37
FLUOCINONIDE

Treats many skin disorders.... +

Treats many skin disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

899

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

855

prescriptions.

324

patients, 14% of all patients

10 6 101
DESONIDE

Relieves the itching, dryne... +

Relieves the itching, dryness, redness, and swelling caused by skin problems such as atopic dermatitis. Source: National Library of Medicine

856

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

787

prescriptions.

302

patients, 13% of all patients

10 7 140
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

Treats fungal infections in the skin, throat, urinary tract, and lungs. Source: National Library of Medicine

854

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

818

prescriptions.

269

patients, 12% of all patients

8 57
HALOBETASOL PROPIONATE 787

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

753

prescriptions.

261

patients, 11% of all patients

10 9 163
MOMETASONE FUROATE

Mometasone is used to relie... +

Mometasone is used to relieve the itching and inflammation of numerous skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

774

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

728

prescriptions.

297

patients, 13% of all patients

10 10 88
ECONAZOLE NITRATE

Econazole is used to treat ... +

Econazole is used to treat skin infections such as athlete's foot, jock itch, and ringworm. Source: National Library of Medicine

538

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

187

patients, 8% of all patients

11 94
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE

The combination of nystatin... +

The combination of nystatin and triamcinolone is used to treat fungal skin infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

79

patients, 3% of all patients

10 12 324
CLOTRIMAZOLE

This medicine is an antifun... +

This medicine is an antifungal. Source: National Library of Medicine

213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

65

patients, 3% of all patients

13 183
CLINDAMYCIN PHOSPHATE

Topical clindamycin is used... +

Topical clindamycin is used to treat acne. Source: National Library of Medicine

178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

68

patients, 3% of all patients

A 14 209
CICLOPIROX*

Treats skin infections caus... +

Treats skin infections caused by fungus, such as ringworm, athlete's foot, or dandruff. Source: National Library of Medicine

175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

51

patients, 2% of all patients

15 190
CICLOPIROX*

Treats skin infections caus... +

Treats skin infections caused by fungus, such as ringworm, athlete's foot, or dandruff. Source: National Library of Medicine

150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

42

patients, 2% of all patients

16 144
VALACYCLOVIR

Treats herpes virus infecti... +

Treats herpes virus infections, including shingles (herpes zoster), cold sores (herpes labialis), and genital herpes (herpes simplex) in adults. Source: National Library of Medicine

127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

98

patients, 4% of all patients

17 242
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE

This combination medication... +

This combination medication is used to treat a variety of inflamed fungal skin infections such as ringworm, athlete's foot, and jock itch. Source: National Library of Medicine

101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

30

patients, 1% of all patients

18 229
HYDROXYZINE HCL

Hydroxyzine is used to reli... +

Hydroxyzine is used to relieve the itching caused by allergies and to control the nausea and vomiting caused by various conditions, including motion sickness. Source: National Library of Medicine

101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

54

patients, 2% of all patients

R 18 358
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

Treats fungus infections in the mouth, throat, and intestines. Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

34

patients, 1% of all patients

20 244
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

Prevents and treats certain fungus infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

72

patients, 3% of all patients

21 274
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

73

patients, 3% of all patients

A 22 148
FLUOCINOLONE ACETONIDE* 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

23 391
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Levocetirizine is an antihi... +

Levocetirizine is an antihistamine used to relieve the symptoms of hay fever and hives of the skin. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

24 239
SILVER SULFADIAZINE

Treats skin infections in p... +

Treats skin infections in patients with severe burns. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

25 381
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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 Feb. 18, 2009.
  • 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.