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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,369Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 140 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

$292K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 130 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

331 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
59% 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

7% of this provider’s 331 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

14% of this provider’s 331 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 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

$291K

2014

$320K

2015

$292K

2016

Number of Claims

4,837

2014

5,183

2015

4,369

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 175

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 158

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

2 7
SIMVASTATIN 155

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

3 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 138

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

4 4
LISINOPRIL 131

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

5 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 130

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

6 1
DONEPEZIL HCL 123

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

7 16
GABAPENTIN 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

8 11
FUROSEMIDE 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

9 3
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

10 38
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 79

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

11 40
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 78

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

12 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 72

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

13 13
VOLTAREN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

14 75
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 15 42
TRAZODONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

16 22
TRAMADOL HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

O 17 69
MEMANTINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 18 33
CRESTOR 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

18 36
PROAIR HFA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

20 90
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

21 50
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 Feb. 18, 2014.
  • 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.