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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Adult Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,578Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 21 providers in this state and specialty

$958K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 21 providers in this state and specialty

774 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

94% 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

11% of this provider’s 614 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Antibiotics

20% of this provider’s 774 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 774 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 9%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$36 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $75 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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

$1.95M

2014

$1.89M

2015

$958K

2016

Number of Claims

49,742

2014

49,641

2015

26,578

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 1,075

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

967

prescriptions.

132

patients, 17% of all patients

1 3
FUROSEMIDE 1,073

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

910

prescriptions.

97

patients, 13% of all patients

2 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,056

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

949

prescriptions.

99

patients, 13% of all patients

3 14
OMEPRAZOLE 840

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

664

prescriptions.

94

patients, 12% of all patients

4 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 774

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

753

prescriptions.

106

patients, 14% of all patients

5 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 758

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

639

prescriptions.

129

patients, 17% of all patients

6 2
GABAPENTIN 661

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

575

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

7 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 643

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

574

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

8 1
MIRTAZAPINE 584

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

535

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

9 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 581

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

536

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

10 5
LISINOPRIL 545

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

11 9
LEVETIRACETAM 543

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

12 38
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 476

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

13 58
DONEPEZIL HCL 447

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

14 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 414

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

15 19
CLOPIDOGREL 395

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

16 15
RISPERIDONE 363

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

P 17 71
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 360

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

112

patients, 14% of all patients

O 18 29
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 359

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

P 19 74
METFORMIN HCL 358

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

20 8
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 341

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

21 66
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

22 34
WARFARIN SODIUM 302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

23 17
OLANZAPINE 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 24 85
BUMETANIDE 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

25 102
CITALOPRAM HBR 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

26 50
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

27 37
PREDNISONE 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

28 55
TORSEMIDE 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

<11 29 109
HYDRALAZINE HCL 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

30 56
GLIPIZIDE 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

31 51
CARVEDILOL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

32 21
SERTRALINE HCL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

33 23
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

34 54
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

35 13
TAMSULOSIN HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

36 16
DULOXETINE HCL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

37 47
LANTUS 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

38 97
ELIQUIS 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

39 93
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

40 106
ATENOLOL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

41 18
HUMALOG 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

42 91
NUEDEXTA 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

<11 43 81
HALOPERIDOL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 44 132
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 P 45 135
MEMANTINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

<11 46 65
ARIPIPRAZOLE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 47 139
LAMOTRIGINE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

<11 47 139
BUSPIRONE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

<11 49 143
BACLOFEN 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

50 90
LABETALOL HCL 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 51 118
FAMOTIDINE* 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

52 45
CLONIDINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

53 113
ALPRAZOLAM 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

54 24
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 55 150
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

56 20
DILTIAZEM HCL 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

57 155
METOLAZONE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

57 155
TRAZODONE HCL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

59 52
OXCARBAZEPINE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 60 157
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

<11 60 117
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

62 11
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

63 159
ALLOPURINOL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

64 30
SYMBICORT 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

65 73
RAMIPRIL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

65 41
FLUOXETINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

67 111
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

68 87
LORAZEPAM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

68 135
XARELTO 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

70 74
LYRICA 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

71 76
JANUVIA 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

72 32
RENVELA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 73 164
SPIRONOLACTONE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

74 69
SSD 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

75 176
ROPINIROLE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 76 179
LATANOPROST 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

77 122
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

78 105
SPIRIVA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

78 77
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

80 113
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

81 31
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 81 186
IRBESARTAN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 83 84
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 83 112
RANITIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

83 35
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

O 86 95
SANTYL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

86 107
KLOR-CON M20 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 88 138
FINASTERIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 89 63
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

A 90 67
VALSARTAN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 90 39
LACTULOSE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

90 152
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 93 142
TROSPIUM CHLORIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 94 200
CELECOXIB 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 94 62
MORPHINE SULFATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

O 96 205
RANEXA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 96 150
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 12, 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.