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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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32,684Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

$2.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

731 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
99% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
88% 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

11% of this provider’s 731 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

45 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

$1.63M

2014

$1.86M

2015

$2.04M

2016

Number of Claims

28,204

2014

30,385

2015

32,684

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
SIMVASTATIN 1,591

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,591

prescriptions.

201

patients, 27% of all patients

1 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,283

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,283

prescriptions.

173

patients, 24% of all patients

2 1
CRESTOR 1,257

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,257

prescriptions.

178

patients, 24% of all patients

3 36
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,034

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,034

prescriptions.

118

patients, 16% of all patients

4 2
METFORMIN HCL 955

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

955

prescriptions.

126

patients, 17% of all patients

5 12
RAMIPRIL 902

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

902

prescriptions.

120

patients, 16% of all patients

10 6 63
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 870

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

870

prescriptions.

115

patients, 16% of all patients

7 8
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 829

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

829

prescriptions.

127

patients, 17% of all patients

8 38
NEXIUM 829

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

829

prescriptions.

132

patients, 18% of all patients

8 56
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 813

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

813

prescriptions.

111

patients, 15% of all patients

10 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 791

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

791

prescriptions.

142

patients, 19% of all patients

11 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 778

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

778

prescriptions.

101

patients, 14% of all patients

12 9
FUROSEMIDE 757

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

757

prescriptions.

105

patients, 14% of all patients

13 3
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 752

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

752

prescriptions.

110

patients, 15% of all patients

14 58
GABAPENTIN 735

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

730

prescriptions.

103

patients, 14% of all patients

15 11
JANUVIA 714

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

714

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

16 28
TAMSULOSIN HCL 713

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

713

prescriptions.

98

patients, 13% of all patients

17 15
OMEPRAZOLE 698

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

698

prescriptions.

100

patients, 14% of all patients

18 7
ACARBOSE 678

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

678

prescriptions.

89

patients, 12% of all patients

10 19 115
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 664

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

664

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

10 20 106
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 642

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

642

prescriptions.

92

patients, 13% of all patients

21 19
VENTOLIN HFA 637

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

637

prescriptions.

119

patients, 16% of all patients

22 57
GLIPIZIDE 549

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

549

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

23 55
DONEPEZIL HCL 519

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

24 16
TRAZODONE HCL 484

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

484

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

25 22
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 466

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

26 43
RANITIDINE HCL 426

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

27 29
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 409

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

28 46
CARVEDILOL 348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

29 20
ADVAIR DISKUS 322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

30 70
SERTRALINE HCL 318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

31 17
CLOPIDOGREL 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

32 18
FINASTERIDE 308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

33 31
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

105

patients, 14% of all patients

34 109
LISINOPRIL 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

35 6
PROAIR HFA 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

36 90
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

37 157
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

38 42
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

39 114
MIRTAZAPINE 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

40 14
ALCOHOL PADS 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

41 103
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

42 97
MECLIZINE HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

43 111
AMMONIUM LACTATE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

44 73
MEMANTINE HCL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

45 33
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

46 167
ATENOLOL 161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

47 25
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

48 35
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

49 121
LANTUS 155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

50 41
CALCITRIOL 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

51 160
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

52 122
HYDRALAZINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

52 37
COMFORT EZ* 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

10 54 230
LEVETIRACETAM 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

55 30
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

56 133
UNIFINE PENTIPS 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

57 240
NIFEDIPINE ER 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

58 85
EASY COMFORT PEN NEEDLES 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

59 220
GLIMEPIRIDE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

60 61
SYMBICORT 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

61 91
VALSARTAN 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

61 59
SPIRONOLACTONE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

63 78
JANUMET XR 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

64 287
ZETIA 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

65 139
JANUMET 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

66 117
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

67 27
MOMETASONE FUROATE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

68 294
MELOXICAM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

69 119
REPAGLINIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

69 134
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 71 96
PENTOXIFYLLINE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

72 250
ALLOPURINOL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

73 60
METFORMIN HCL ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

74 86
DILTIAZEM HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 75 176
VOLTAREN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

75 75
FAMOTIDINE* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 77 34
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

78 231
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 79 276
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 79 23
BUSPIRONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 81 92
METHIMAZOLE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

81 184
DIGOXIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 83 84
TRADJENTA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 84 87
AZITHROMYCIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

A 85 82
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 Aug. 1, 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.