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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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6,214Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 101 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

$292K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 129 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

187 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
85% 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

46% of this provider’s 187 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

6% of this provider’s 187 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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

$274K

2014

$270K

2015

$292K

2016

Number of Claims

5,161

2014

5,706

2015

6,214

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
OMEPRAZOLE 284

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

41

patients, 22% of all patients

1 7
FUROSEMIDE 268

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

40

patients, 21% of all patients

2 3
TAMSULOSIN HCL 257

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

38

patients, 20% of all patients

3 15
SIMVASTATIN 227

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

27

patients, 14% of all patients

4 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 198

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

24

patients, 13% of all patients

5 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 189

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

27

patients, 14% of all patients

6 2
FINASTERIDE 187

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

24

patients, 13% of all patients

7 31
GABAPENTIN 171

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

24

patients, 13% of all patients

8 11
DONEPEZIL HCL 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

19

patients, 10% of all patients

9 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

21

patients, 11% of all patients

10 4
LACTULOSE 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

16

patients, 9% of all patients

11 44
MEMANTINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

12 33
NYSTATIN 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

29

patients, 16% of all patients

13 64
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

22

patients, 12% of all patients

14 8
KLOR-CON M10 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

15 155
CLOPIDOGREL 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

16

patients, 9% of all patients

16 18
CARVEDILOL 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

17 20
NYSTOP 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

26

patients, 14% of all patients

18 166
KETOCONAZOLE 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

19 154
LISINOPRIL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 9% of all patients

20 6
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

<11 20 144
ALLOPURINOL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11 22 60
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 23 49
OXYCODONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 O 24 77
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

P 25 23
MIRTAZAPINE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 26 14
LEVETIRACETAM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 27 30
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 28 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 29 9
DULOXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 30 51
MUPIROCIN* 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 11% of all patients

31 132
SERTRALINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 32 17
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 33 27
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

29

patients, 16% of all patients

34 72
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

34 1
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 July 19, 2010.
  • 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.