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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,958Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 92 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

$451K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 83 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

243 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

99% 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

13% of this provider’s 201 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

16% of this provider’s 243 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

8% of this provider’s 243 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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

$289K

2014

$226K

2015

$451K

2016

Number of Claims

4,026

2014

3,801

2015

6,958

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 427

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

58

patients, 24% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 279

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

39

patients, 16% of all patients

2 6
SIMVASTATIN 268

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

43

patients, 18% of all patients

3 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 263

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

48

patients, 20% of all patients

4 8
METFORMIN HCL 244

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

39

patients, 16% of all patients

5 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 238

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

28

patients, 12% of all patients

6 2
FUROSEMIDE 228

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

35

patients, 14% of all patients

7 3
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

P 8 23
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

32

patients, 13% of all patients

9 4
TAMSULOSIN HCL 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

27

patients, 11% of all patients

10 15
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

11 24
WARFARIN SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

<11 12 10
GABAPENTIN 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

13 11
JANUVIA 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

14 28
INSULIN SYRINGE* 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

15 291
LATANOPROST 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 16 47
CLOPIDOGREL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

17 18
RISPERIDONE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 P 18 48
TRADJENTA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

18 87
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

20 13
LANTUS 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

21 41
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 22 178
AMMONIUM LACTATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

22 73
LEVETIRACETAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

22 30
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

25 21
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 26 49
HALOPERIDOL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 P 26 112
FAMOTIDINE* 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

26 34
OLANZAPINE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 P 29 79
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 30 45
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 O 30 68
MELOXICAM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

27

patients, 11% of all patients

32 119
DULOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 33 51
PROAIR HFA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 33 90
SYMBICORT 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

35 91
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 8, 2007.
  • 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.