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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,143Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 26 out of 1542 providers in this state and specialty

$896K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 66 out of 1542 providers in this state and specialty

1,863 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

15% 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

0% of this provider’s 1,743 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Antibiotics

46% of this provider’s 1,863 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 19%.

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Opioids

3% of this provider’s 1,863 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 14%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$110 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $122 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

4 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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

$281K

2014

$641K

2015

$896K

2016

Number of Claims

2,350

2014

5,298

2015

8,143

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
TAMSULOSIN HCL 1,749

prescriptions, 21% of all prescriptions

1,664

prescriptions.

398

patients, 21% of all patients

1 16
MYRBETRIQ 697

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

653

prescriptions.

147

patients, 8% of all patients

10 2 91
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 475

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

358

patients, 19% of all patients

A 3 111
VESICARE 437

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

106

patients, 6% of all patients

4 114
FINASTERIDE 434

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

94

patients, 5% of all patients

5 51
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 367

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

91

patients, 5% of all patients

6 68
ALFUZOSIN HCL ER 341

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

70

patients, 4% of all patients

7 185
CEPHALEXIN 279

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

84

patients, 5% of all patients

A 8 123
TRIMETHOPRIM 274

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

80

patients, 4% of all patients

A 9 198
DUTASTERIDE 251

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

58

patients, 3% of all patients

10 231
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 241

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

181

patients, 10% of all patients

A 11 89
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 232

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

175

patients, 9% of all patients

A 12 186
CEFPODOXIME PROXETIL 220

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

160

patients, 9% of all patients

A 10 13 280
CIALIS 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

14 301
RAPAFLO 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

43

patients, 2% of all patients

15 177
NITROFURANTOIN* 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

43

patients, 2% of all patients

A 16 260
POTASSIUM CITRATE ER 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

17 274
TOVIAZ 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

18 270
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

54

patients, 3% of all patients

O 19 11
TROSPIUM CHLORIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

20 210
TROSPIUM CHLORIDE ER 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

21 355
TERAZOSIN HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

22 265
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

23 298
FLUCONAZOLE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

24 230
AMOXICILLIN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

43

patients, 2% of all patients

A 25 221
ALLOPURINOL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

26 66
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 Nov. 9, 2012.
  • 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.