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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,849Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

$916K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 18 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

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

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
90% 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

5% of this provider’s 592 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

7% of this provider’s 592 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$978K

2014

$910K

2015

$916K

2016

Number of Claims

18,702

2014

16,559

2015

15,849

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 1,039

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,039

prescriptions.

188

patients, 32% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 754

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

754

prescriptions.

141

patients, 24% of all patients

2 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 697

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

697

prescriptions.

112

patients, 19% of all patients

3 13
LISINOPRIL 679

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

679

prescriptions.

115

patients, 19% of all patients

4 6
GABAPENTIN 455

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

86

patients, 15% of all patients

5 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 451

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

80

patients, 14% of all patients

6 2
METFORMIN HCL 417

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

82

patients, 14% of all patients

7 12
OMEPRAZOLE 379

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

81

patients, 14% of all patients

8 7
TAMSULOSIN HCL 353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

9 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

10 9
JANUVIA 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

11 28
SIMVASTATIN 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

12 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

13 42
CARVEDILOL 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

14 20
ATENOLOL 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

15 25
FUROSEMIDE 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

16 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

17 19
VENTOLIN HFA 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

18 57
GLIMEPIRIDE 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

19 61
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

20 43
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

21 50
VOLTAREN 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

22 75
RANITIDINE HCL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

23 29
TRAZODONE HCL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

24 22
CRESTOR 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

25 36
WARFARIN SODIUM 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

26 10
ALCOHOL PADS 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

27 103
NEXIUM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

27 56
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

29 46
FINASTERIDE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

29 31
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

31 114
AMMONIUM LACTATE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

32 73
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

33 8
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

34 38
GLIPIZIDE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

35 55
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

35 194
CLOPIDOGREL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

37 18
HYDRALAZINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

38 37
METFORMIN HCL ER 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

39 86
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

39 40
MIRTAZAPINE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

41 14
CALCITRIOL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

42 160
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

43 80
LANTUS 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

44 41
JANUMET 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

45 117
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

46 135
LIDOCAINE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

47 81
PROAIR HFA 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

48 90
REPAGLINIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

49 134
DULOXETINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

50 51
ADVAIR DISKUS 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

50 70
FLOVENT HFA 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

52 222
DONEPEZIL HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

53 16
XARELTO 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

54 71
ACARBOSE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 54 115
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

56 53
PRADAXA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 57 178
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

58 133
LACTULOSE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

59 44
GLIPIZIDE XL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 59 145
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

61 58
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

62 109
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. 7, 2013.
  • 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.