Prescriber Checkup

Prescriber Checkup

The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

See Other Prescribers With This Specialty in This State »

11,712Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 31 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

$522K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 64 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

347 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

72% 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

19% of this provider’s 326 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 10%.

More resources »

Antibiotics

30% of this provider’s 347 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

More resources »

Opioids

12% of this provider’s 347 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

More resources »

Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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

$911K

2014

$725K

2015

$522K

2016

Number of Claims

16,461

2014

13,731

2015

11,712

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.

Click to Filter by Category

Clear Filter


O

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 459

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

70

patients, 20% of all patients

1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 440

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

48

patients, 14% of all patients

2 2
FUROSEMIDE 414

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

65

patients, 19% of all patients

3 3
LISINOPRIL 366

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

60

patients, 17% of all patients

4 6
MIRTAZAPINE 364

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

52

patients, 15% of all patients

5 14
OMEPRAZOLE 358

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

63

patients, 18% of all patients

6 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 348

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

58

patients, 17% of all patients

7 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 324

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

49

patients, 14% of all patients

8 16
SIMVASTATIN 313

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

67

patients, 19% of all patients

9 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

10 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

52

patients, 15% of all patients

11 4
TAMSULOSIN HCL 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

12 15
MEMANTINE HCL 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

13 33
GABAPENTIN 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

14 11
FAMOTIDINE* 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

14 34
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

16 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

17 26
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

P 17 23
LEVETIRACETAM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

19 30
RISPERIDONE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

P 20 48
METFORMIN HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

21 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

22 13
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

23 49
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

24 27
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

25 45
SERTRALINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

26 17
CARVEDILOL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

27 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

28 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

28 24
JANUVIA 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

30 28
LACTULOSE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

31 44
LANTUS 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

32 41
FINASTERIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

33 31
ATENOLOL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

34 25
CLOPIDOGREL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

35 18
LATANOPROST 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

36 47
XARELTO 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

37 71
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

38 19
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 39 38
OLANZAPINE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 P 40 79
TRAZODONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

41 22
HALOPERIDOL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

P 42 112
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

43 35
VALSARTAN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 44 59
PREDNISONE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

45 39
SANTYL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 46 107
GLIPIZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 47 55
LORAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 47 65
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 47 118
ALPRAZOLAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

50 54
ARIPIPRAZOLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 P 51 153
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

A 51 100
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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to [email protected] and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to [email protected].

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 Aug. 4, 2010.
  • 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.