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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,598Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 134 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

$210K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 168 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

337 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
99% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
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

This information is unavailable.

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Antibiotics

15% of this provider’s 337 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

15% of this provider’s 337 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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

$488K

2014

$341K

2015

$210K

2016

Number of Claims

11,023

2014

7,181

2015

4,598

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 244

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

1 2
FUROSEMIDE 242

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

2 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 227

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

3 8
OMEPRAZOLE 150

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

4 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 137

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

5 4
LISINOPRIL 132

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

6 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

7 1
SERTRALINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

8 17
MIRTAZAPINE 86

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

9 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11 10 9
LATANOPROST 76

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

11 47
SIMVASTATIN 75

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 12 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 74

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

13 16
METFORMIN HCL 71

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

14 12
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 70

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

P 15 23
LANTUS 70

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 15 41
LEVETIRACETAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 17 30
TAMSULOSIN HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 18 15
GABAPENTIN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 19 11
LOVASTATIN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 20 101
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 20 52
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 22 19
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 23 24
ADVAIR DISKUS 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 23 70
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 25 45
CLOPIDOGREL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 25 18
TRAZODONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 27 22
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 27 27
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 Sept. 12, 2016.
  • 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.