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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,773Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

$963K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

315 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

88% 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 301 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

34% of this provider’s 315 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

37% of this provider’s 315 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

11% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$35 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

88 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

$822K

2014

$927K

2015

$963K

2016

Number of Claims

29,827

2014

29,123

2015

27,773

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
FUROSEMIDE 1,543

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,526

prescriptions.

65

patients, 21% of all patients

1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,393

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,380

prescriptions.

66

patients, 21% of all patients

2 2
LISINOPRIL 1,026

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,021

prescriptions.

47

patients, 15% of all patients

3 6
OMEPRAZOLE 1,016

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

950

prescriptions.

52

patients, 17% of all patients

4 7
MIRTAZAPINE 966

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

961

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

5 14
GABAPENTIN 962

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

842

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

6 11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 807

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

807

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

7 45
DONEPEZIL HCL 751

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

737

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

8 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 681

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

616

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

9 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 593

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

588

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

10 10
CLOPIDOGREL 518

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

518

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

11 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 512

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

12 4
GLIPIZIDE 512

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

12 55
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 511

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

14 49
PREDNISONE 490

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

485

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

15 39
SERTRALINE HCL 437

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

16 17
CARVEDILOL 419

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

17 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 398

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

18 9
SIMVASTATIN 394

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

19 5
TAMSULOSIN HCL 387

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

20 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 374

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

21 21
NAMENDA XR 366

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

22 32
BACLOFEN 357

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

23 83
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 355

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

24 1
HYDRALAZINE HCL 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

25 37
LEVETIRACETAM 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

26 30
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

26 27
TRAZODONE HCL 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

28 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

29 24
DIGOXIN 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

29 84
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

P 31 23
ATENOLOL 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

32 25
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

<11 33 43
MEMANTINE HCL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

<11 34 33
METFORMIN HCL 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

35 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

57

patients, 18% of all patients

O 36 66
CLONIDINE HCL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

37 105
CITALOPRAM HBR 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

38 26
DULOXETINE HCL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

39 51
ROPINIROLE HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

<11 40 151
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

41 53
RANITIDINE HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

42 29
LANTUS 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

43 41
SPIRONOLACTONE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

<11 44 78
OLANZAPINE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

<11 P 45 79
BUMETANIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

<11 46 156
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

44

patients, 14% of all patients

47 40
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

48 19
METHADONE HCL 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

O 49 208
VITAMIN D2 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

50 240
NAMZARIC 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

<11 51 188
QUINAPRIL HCL 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 52 162
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

<11 53 120
ALLOPURINOL 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

<11 54 60
NYSTOP 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

41

patients, 13% of all patients

55 166
PRAZOSIN HCL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

<11 56 276
METHIMAZOLE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

<11 57 184
FINASTERIDE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

<11 58 31
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11 59 13
LOVASTATIN 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11 60 101
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11 61 42
TRADJENTA 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11 61 87
VESICARE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 63 224
PENTOXIFYLLINE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 63 250
DEXAMETHASONE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 65 260
SANTYL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

66 107
GLIPIZIDE XL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 67 145
HUMALOG 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 68 89
HYDROCORTISONE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 69 177
NIFEDICAL XL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 70 141
FAMOTIDINE* 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 71 34
ELIQUIS 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 72 67
GALANTAMINE HBR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 73 302
LATANOPROST 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 74 47
CLONAZEPAM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

75 99
RIVASTIGMINE* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 75 225
ONDANSETRON HCL* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 75 197
PRIMIDONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 75 272
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

75 52
DILTIAZEM HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 80 176
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 81 131
MORPHINE SULFATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

O 82 235
PAROXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 83 110
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 83 35
METOLAZONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 83 222
HYDROXYZINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 83 280
AMITIZA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 87 227
ALPRAZOLAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

87 54
RENVELA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 89 163
HUMULIN R 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

90 339
HALOPERIDOL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

P 90 112
CARBAMAZEPINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 92 344
BUPROPION XL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 92 274
METHOTREXATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 92 270
ALFUZOSIN HCL ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 92 344
ELMIRON 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 92 344
FLUOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 92 113
LEVOFLOXACIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

A 98 88
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 98 135
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 Aug. 30, 2012.
  • 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.