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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Hematology & Oncology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,424Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 36 providers in this state and specialty

$5.85M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 36 providers in this state and specialty

1,049 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

93% 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

31% of this provider’s 1,049 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 14%.

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Opioids

2% of this provider’s 1,049 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

38% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$356 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $1137 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 7.


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

$3.46M

2014

$4.17M

2015

$5.85M

2016

Number of Claims

17,962

2014

16,544

2015

16,424

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 849

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

814

prescriptions.

208

patients, 20% of all patients

1 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 508

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

146

patients, 14% of all patients

2 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

114

patients, 11% of all patients

3 4
TAMSULOSIN HCL 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

102

patients, 10% of all patients

4 26
NEXIUM 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

5 30
LIDOCAINE 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

87

patients, 8% of all patients

6 52
PREDNISONE 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

126

patients, 12% of all patients

7 14
SIMVASTATIN 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

8 6
METFORMIN HCL ER 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

9 74
AMMONIUM LACTATE 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

88

patients, 8% of all patients

10 56
METFORMIN HCL 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

11 13
ULORIC 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

12 76
AZITHROMYCIN 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

189

patients, 18% of all patients

A 13 50
OMEPRAZOLE 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

14 11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

15 40
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

16 19
CRESTOR 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

17 29
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

18 60
RALOXIFENE HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

19 49
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

20 10
ALLOPURINOL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

21 36
ATENOLOL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

22 33
CLOPIDOGREL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

23 31
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

24 104
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

25 46
TRADJENTA 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

26 101
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

97

patients, 9% of all patients

A 27 64
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

28 35
PROAIR HFA 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

29 113
MOMETASONE FUROATE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

30 82
CELECOXIB 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

31 67
MELOXICAM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

32 56
VALSARTAN 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

33 55
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

34 100
BENICAR 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

35 63
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

35 171
VIREAD 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

37 172
MECLIZINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

37 76
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

39 38
JANUVIA 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

40 32
CREON 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

41 44
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

42 83
PROLIA 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

43 81
INVOKANA 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

44 182
AZELASTINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

44 135
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

46 148
ANORO ELLIPTA 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

46 143
BYSTOLIC 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

48 58
VOLTAREN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

49 45
FUROSEMIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

49 17
BACLOFEN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

51 157
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

52 22
LISINOPRIL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

52 20
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

54 78
LYRICA 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

55 153
XARELTO 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

56 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

56 25
OLOPATADINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

58 152
JANUMET 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

59 120
GABAPENTIN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

60 21
AZOR 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

61 162
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

61 47
CLARITHROMYCIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

A 63 191
BREO ELLIPTA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

63 167
XGEVA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

10 63 132
SYMBICORT 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

66 194
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

67 110
GLIMEPIRIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

67 41
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

69 170
NAMZARIC 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

69 160
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

69 119
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

69 163
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

A 73 92
DEXILANT 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

73 51
VICTOZA 3-PAK 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 75 205
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE* 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

76 208
ADVAIR DISKUS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

76 124
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

76 208
FINASTERIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

76 107
COLCHICINE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

80 214
TELMISARTAN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

80 214
ONGLYZA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 82 224
PROCTOZONE-HC 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

83 129
CARVEDILOL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

83 54
RANITIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

85 43
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

85 75
RESTASIS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

85 140
BENICAR HCT 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 88 108
JAKAFI 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 89 134
PAZEO 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

89 237
PATADAY 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

89 176
DEXAMETHASONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 92 16
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. 24, 2011.
  • 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.