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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Hematology & Oncology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,498Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 36 providers in this state and specialty

$2.62M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 23 out of 36 providers in this state and specialty

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

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
97% 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

51% of this provider’s 204 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 14%.

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Opioids

15% of this provider’s 204 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

58% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$210 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $1137 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

61 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

$2.05M

2014

$2.67M

2015

$2.62M

2016

Number of Claims

13,449

2014

13,881

2015

12,498

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
RANEXA 570

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

565

prescriptions.

72

patients, 35% of all patients

1 69
BYSTOLIC 509

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

62

patients, 30% of all patients

2 58
CRESTOR 439

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

57

patients, 28% of all patients

3 29
VASCEPA 375

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

59

patients, 29% of all patients

4 34
DEXILANT 340

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

42

patients, 21% of all patients

5 51
CLOPIDOGREL 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

39

patients, 19% of all patients

6 31
CREON 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

59

patients, 29% of all patients

7 44
LINZESS 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

45

patients, 22% of all patients

8 87
ZENPEP 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

41

patients, 20% of all patients

10 9 91
NEXIUM 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

46

patients, 23% of all patients

10 30
ULORIC 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

31

patients, 15% of all patients

11 76
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

32

patients, 16% of all patients

12 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

36

patients, 18% of all patients

13 3
NAMENDA XR 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

33

patients, 16% of all patients

14 128
VOLTAREN 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

33

patients, 16% of all patients

15 45
CARVEDILOL 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

29

patients, 14% of all patients

16 54
BENICAR 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

30

patients, 15% of all patients

17 63
ELIQUIS 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

22

patients, 11% of all patients

18 61
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

26

patients, 13% of all patients

19 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

28

patients, 14% of all patients

20 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

28

patients, 14% of all patients

21 19
TRIBENZOR 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

22 150
FUROSEMIDE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

27

patients, 13% of all patients

23 17
EDARBYCLOR 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

24 165
VALSARTAN 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

21

patients, 10% of all patients

25 55
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

18

patients, 9% of all patients

26 110
RISEDRONATE SODIUM DR 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

27 172
SYNTHROID 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

28 71
SIMVASTATIN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

29 6
BENICAR HCT 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

30 108
LIDOCAINE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

28

patients, 14% of all patients

31 52
TAMSULOSIN HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

32 26
JANUMET 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

33 120
RANITIDINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

16

patients, 8% of all patients

34 43
MECLIZINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

35 76
CLONIDINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

22

patients, 11% of all patients

36 156
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 12% of all patients

37 42
ZETIA 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

38 117
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

38 46
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

40 130
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

41 127
METFORMIN HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

42 13
NAMZARIC 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

43 160
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

44 83
HORIZANT 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 10% of all patients

45 198
ANORO ELLIPTA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 8% of all patients

46 143
GLIMEPIRIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 47 41
RESTASIS 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 48 140
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 8% of all patients

48 104
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

29

patients, 14% of all patients

50 38
REPAGLINIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 51 208
LIVALO 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 52 213
PROCTOZONE-HC 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 53 129
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 11% of all patients

53 167
PENTOXIFYLLINE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

55 224
BREO ELLIPTA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

56 167
PROCRIT 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 9% of all patients

57 28
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

58 241
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 Oct. 4, 2007.
  • 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.