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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,250Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 100 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

$416K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 89 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

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

74% 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

12% of this provider’s 390 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

35% of this provider’s 413 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

13% of this provider’s 413 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

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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

$246K

2014

$319K

2015

$416K

2016

Number of Claims

4,779

2014

5,877

2015

6,250

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 200

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

62

patients, 15% of all patients

1 1
SIMVASTATIN 199

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

57

patients, 14% of all patients

2 5
FUROSEMIDE 175

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

74

patients, 18% of all patients

3 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

4 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

5 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

6 10
GABAPENTIN 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

7 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

8 2
METFORMIN HCL 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

9 12
OMEPRAZOLE 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

9 7
DONEPEZIL HCL 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

11 16
FAMOTIDINE* 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

12 34
CLOPIDOGREL 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

13 18
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

13 158
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

15 9
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

P 16 23
TRAZODONE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

17 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

18 24
LISINOPRIL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

19 6
CARVEDILOL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

19 20
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

A 21 100
LEVETIRACETAM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

22 30
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

22 13
TAMSULOSIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

24 15
VALSARTAN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

24 59
SERTRALINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

26 17
MIRTAZAPINE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

26 14
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

28 43
PREDNISONE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

28 39
GLIPIZIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

30 55
LEVOFLOXACIN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

A 30 88
RISPERIDONE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

P 30 48
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

30 96
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

34 21
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

34 62
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

34 19
ATENOLOL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

37 25
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.