Prescriber Checkup

Prescriber Checkup

The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

See Other Prescribers With This Specialty in This State »

20,870Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 50 providers in this state and specialty

$852K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 80 out of 50 providers in this state and specialty

583 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

80% 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

10% of this provider’s 482 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

More resources »

Antibiotics

32% of this provider’s 583 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 6%.

More resources »

Opioids

7% of this provider’s 583 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

More resources »

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $92 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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

$106K

2014

$609K

2015

$852K

2016

Number of Claims

2,593

2014

15,277

2015

20,870

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.

Click to Filter by Category

Clear Filter


O

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
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,002

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

559

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

1 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 991

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

727

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

2 18
SIMVASTATIN 885

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

677

prescriptions.

128

patients, 22% of all patients

3 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 828

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

715

prescriptions.

126

patients, 22% of all patients

4 3
METFORMIN HCL 667

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

91

patients, 16% of all patients

5 25
FUROSEMIDE 640

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

79

patients, 14% of all patients

6 4
LISINOPRIL 581

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

79

patients, 14% of all patients

7 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 568

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

8 2
LACTULOSE 494

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

9 130
GABAPENTIN 492

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

10 46
FAMOTIDINE* 451

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

11 69
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 410

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

12 24
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

75

patients, 13% of all patients

13 160
CLOPIDOGREL 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

14 5
TAMSULOSIN HCL 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

15 37
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

16 9
TERAZOSIN HCL 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

17 116
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

18 14
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

19 186
CITALOPRAM HBR 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

20 113
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

21 31
CARVEDILOL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

22 10
HALOPERIDOL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

P 23 225
MIRTAZAPINE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

24 97
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

25 153
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

26 6
RISPERIDONE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

P 27 164
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

28 1
LATANOPROST 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

29 162
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

29 171
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

P 31 134
OMEPRAZOLE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

32 23
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

32 123
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

34 151
ATENOLOL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

35 13
LEVETIRACETAM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

36 145
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

37 111
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

38 170
SERTRALINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

39 56
TRAZODONE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

40 99
FINASTERIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

41 76
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

42 55
VALPROIC ACID* 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

43 240
LUMIGAN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

44 282
LEVEMIR 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

45 241
DONEPEZIL HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

45 79
ALLOPURINOL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

47 45
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

80

patients, 14% of all patients

A 47 176
PREDNISONE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

49 100
BACLOFEN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

50 191
LANTUS 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

51 181
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

52 17
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

52 175
TRAVATAN Z 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 52 301
HYDRALAZINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

55 35
RANITIDINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

56 74
GLIPIZIDE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

57 95
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

58 197
IBUPROFEN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

59 123
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

A 60 226
JANUVIA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

61 54
LABETALOL HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 62 57
HUMALOG 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

63 231
SPIRONOLACTONE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 64 22
XARELTO 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 65 16
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

65 60
CLOZAPINE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 P 67 266
VALSARTAN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

68 21
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 P 68 329
NAPROXEN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

68 117
NIFEDIPINE ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

71 43
MECLIZINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

72 96
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

A 73 119
COMBIGAN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 73 341
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 73 295
DIGOX 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 76 68
CRESTOR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

77 15
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 78 356
TRIFLUOPERAZINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 P 79 363
CILOSTAZOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 80 59
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 80 61
FENOFIBRATE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 80 98
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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to [email protected] and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to [email protected].

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. 29, 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.