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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nephrology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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52,839Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 154 providers in this state and specialty

$7.31M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 154 providers in this state and specialty

2,034 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

95% 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 provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

14% of this provider’s 2,034 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 14%.

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Opioids

1% of this provider’s 2,034 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 5%.

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Brand Name Drugs

41% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$138 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $174 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 12.


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

$5.31M

2014

$6.28M

2015

$7.31M

2016

Number of Claims

44,267

2014

48,179

2015

52,839

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
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 3,061

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

2,804

prescriptions.

489

patients, 24% of all patients

10 1 30
CALCITRIOL 2,901

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

2,797

prescriptions.

438

patients, 22% of all patients

10 2 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 2,780

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

2,616

prescriptions.

415

patients, 20% of all patients

3 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 2,741

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

2,545

prescriptions.

433

patients, 21% of all patients

10 4 4
BENICAR 2,592

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

2,401

prescriptions.

353

patients, 17% of all patients

10 5 40
VASCEPA 2,500

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

2,334

prescriptions.

332

patients, 16% of all patients

10 6 43
ULORIC 1,850

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,744

prescriptions.

269

patients, 13% of all patients

10 7 38
TAMSULOSIN HCL 1,456

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,399

prescriptions.

226

patients, 11% of all patients

8 15
ALLOPURINOL 1,194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,110

prescriptions.

196

patients, 10% of all patients

10 9 13
HYDRALAZINE HCL 1,123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,026

prescriptions.

179

patients, 9% of all patients

10 10 20
NIFEDIPINE ER 1,089

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

950

prescriptions.

182

patients, 9% of all patients

10 11 23
FINASTERIDE 1,005

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

985

prescriptions.

146

patients, 7% of all patients

12 47
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 961

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

878

prescriptions.

132

patients, 6% of all patients

13 10
JANUVIA 943

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

857

prescriptions.

140

patients, 7% of all patients

10 14 28
VALSARTAN 893

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

875

prescriptions.

137

patients, 7% of all patients

15 26
DUTASTERIDE 838

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

775

prescriptions.

141

patients, 7% of all patients

10 16 87
BYSTOLIC 759

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

700

prescriptions.

114

patients, 6% of all patients

10 17 62
TRADJENTA 682

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

664

prescriptions.

104

patients, 5% of all patients

18 58
MYRBETRIQ 645

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

623

prescriptions.

118

patients, 6% of all patients

10 19 112
CREON 637

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

611

prescriptions.

108

patients, 5% of all patients

20 75
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 634

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

571

prescriptions.

115

patients, 6% of all patients

21 3
PARICALCITOL 622

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

568

prescriptions.

85

patients, 4% of all patients

10 22 70
CLOPIDOGREL 617

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

579

prescriptions.

85

patients, 4% of all patients

23 24
CRESTOR 604

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

549

prescriptions.

97

patients, 5% of all patients

24 39
NEXIUM 598

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

94

patients, 5% of all patients

25 44
POTASSIUM CITRATE ER 578

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

102

patients, 5% of all patients

10 26 68
GLIPIZIDE XL 571

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

513

prescriptions.

105

patients, 5% of all patients

10 27 103
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 539

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

502

prescriptions.

103

patients, 5% of all patients

28 11
LABETALOL HCL 531

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

84

patients, 4% of all patients

29 34
DEXILANT 515

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

85

patients, 4% of all patients

30 76
RENVELA 508

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

76

patients, 4% of all patients

31 7
SIMVASTATIN 485

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

66

patients, 3% of all patients

32 6
GLIPIZIDE ER 436

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

82

patients, 4% of all patients

33 92
RALOXIFENE HCL 412

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

57

patients, 3% of all patients

34 90
CARVEDILOL 377

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

56

patients, 3% of all patients

35 18
ATENOLOL 370

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

59

patients, 3% of all patients

36 31
ACARBOSE 366

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

53

patients, 3% of all patients

10 37 125
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 358

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

55

patients, 3% of all patients

38 91
CHLORTHALIDONE 348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

61

patients, 3% of all patients

39 55
EDARBI 347

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

59

patients, 3% of all patients

10 40 133
SPIRONOLACTONE 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

54

patients, 3% of all patients

41 32
ALFUZOSIN HCL ER 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

42 161
NIFEDICAL XL 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

58

patients, 3% of all patients

43 51
PREDNISONE 262

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

89

patients, 4% of all patients

44 22
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 250

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

47

patients, 2% of all patients

45 49
LIDOCAINE 250

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

75

patients, 4% of all patients

45 66
SENSIPAR 250

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

45 9
FUROSEMIDE 237

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

116

patients, 6% of all patients

48 2
OMEPRAZOLE 233

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

50

patients, 2% of all patients

49 14
AZITHROMYCIN 230

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

134

patients, 7% of all patients

A 50 65
AVODART 218

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

51

patients, 3% of all patients

10 51 172
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 210

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

40

patients, 2% of all patients

52 45
RAPAFLO 209

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

53 173
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 200

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

54 29
METFORMIN HCL 200

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

54 16
PROCRIT 187

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

51

patients, 3% of all patients

10 56 79
IRBESARTAN 187

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

50

patients, 2% of all patients

56 88
GLIMEPIRIDE 177

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

29

patients, 1% of all patients

58 57
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

59 105
VESICARE 166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

59 148
HYDROCORTISONE 162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

83

patients, 4% of all patients

61 189
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

62 52
TELMISARTAN 157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

63 170
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

43

patients, 2% of all patients

64 113
FENOFIBRATE* 152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

65 138
MEGESTROL ACETATE 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

56

patients, 3% of all patients

66 197
MEMANTINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

67 107
MYCOPHENOLATE MOFETIL 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

68 77
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

69 61
COLCRYS 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

52

patients, 3% of all patients

70 120
METFORMIN HCL ER 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

71 116
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

72 36
BENICAR HCT 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

73 135
COLCHICINE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

52

patients, 3% of all patients

74 187
CALCIUM ACETATE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

75 19
VICTOZA 3-PAK 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

76 191
PATADAY 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

42

patients, 2% of all patients

77 177
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

78 12
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

78 157
MINOXIDIL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

80 143
WELCHOL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

81 192
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

53

patients, 3% of all patients

81 42
VOLTAREN 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

40

patients, 2% of all patients

83 99
LEVOFLOXACIN 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

65

patients, 3% of all patients

A 83 134
ONGLYZA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

85 174
RIVASTIGMINE* 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

86 216
ALCOHOL PADS 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

86 126
AZOR 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

88 217
TERAZOSIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

89 78
OLMESARTAN MEDOXOMIL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

53

patients, 3% of all patients

10 90 219
JANUMET 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

91 119
REPAGLINIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

92 127
LYRICA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

45

patients, 2% of all patients

93 150
TACROLIMUS 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 94 50
FENOFIBRIC ACID* 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 95 201
CELECOXIB 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

96 114
UNIFINE PENTIPS 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

97 236
PROCTOZONE-HC 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

30

patients, 1% of all patients

97 180
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

54

patients, 3% of all patients

A 99 240
AMMONIUM LACTATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

99 102
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

101 243
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 102 250
EDARBYCLOR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 103 254
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

103 73
ADVAIR DISKUS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

105 84
WARFARIN SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 106 35
ZETIA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

106 82
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 108 48
GLIPIZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 109 74
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

110 17
VELPHORO 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 1% of all patients

111 275
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

112 209
MECLIZINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

112 130
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

39

patients, 2% of all patients

A 114 169
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 May 20, 2015.
  • 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.