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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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13,887Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

$972K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

457 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
100% Patients 65 Years and Older

91% 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

5% of this provider’s 457 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

3% of this provider’s 457 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$70 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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

$843K

2014

$848K

2015

$972K

2016

Number of Claims

14,727

2014

13,888

2015

13,887

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 860

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

860

prescriptions.

141

patients, 31% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 631

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

631

prescriptions.

118

patients, 26% of all patients

2 4
METFORMIN HCL 512

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

81

patients, 18% of all patients

3 12
SIMVASTATIN 501

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

501

prescriptions.

83

patients, 18% of all patients

4 5
NIFEDIPINE ER 448

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

87

patients, 19% of all patients

5 85
FUROSEMIDE 445

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

79

patients, 17% of all patients

6 3
JANUVIA 414

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

7 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 411

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

73

patients, 16% of all patients

8 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 367

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

63

patients, 14% of all patients

9 13
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 364

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

69

patients, 15% of all patients

10 35
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

11 58
GABAPENTIN 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

69

patients, 15% of all patients

12 11
CRESTOR 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

13 36
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

14 46
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

15 8
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

16 38
GLIPIZIDE ER 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

17 98
RANITIDINE HCL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

18 29
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

19 24
LABETALOL HCL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

20 125
OMEPRAZOLE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

21 7
CHLORTHALIDONE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

21 108
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

23 19
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

24 133
CLOPIDOGREL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

25 18
CARVEDILOL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

26 20
LISINOPRIL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

27 6
LIDOCAINE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

28 81
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

29 42
ALCOHOL PADS 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

30 103
REPAGLINIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

31 134
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

32 40
NIFEDICAL XL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

33 141
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

34 238
GLIPIZIDE XL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

35 145
TAMSULOSIN HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

36 15
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

36 135
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

38 97
ZETIA 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

39 139
DONEPEZIL HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

40 16
SPIRONOLACTONE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

41 78
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

41 21
HYDRALAZINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

43 37
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

44 50
GLIMEPIRIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

45 61
VENTOLIN HFA 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

46 57
LANTUS 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

46 41
CILOSTAZOL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

48 249
NATEGLINIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

49 260
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

50 2
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

51 114
NEXIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

52 56
ATENOLOL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 53 25
FINASTERIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

54 31
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

55 53
MIRTAZAPINE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

56 14
CALCITRIOL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

56 160
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

58 109
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

59 231
ALLOPURINOL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

59 60
JANUMET 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

61 117
SYMBICORT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

62 91
FENOFIBRATE* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

63 218
EASY COMFORT PEN NEEDLES 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

64 220
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 Dec. 3, 2008.
  • 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.