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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Physician Assistant

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,174Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 1436

$1.36M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 29 out of 1436

3,580 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

25% 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

0% of this provider’s 3,035 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Antibiotics

29% of this provider’s 3,580 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 21%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

8% of this provider’s 3,035 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 7%.

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Opioids

1% of this provider’s 3,580 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$112 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $144 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

3 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 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$686K

2012

$1.03M

2013

$1.12M

2014

$1.36M

2015

Number of Claims

8,274

2012

11,922

2013

12,065

2014

12,174

2015

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.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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
TAMSULOSIN HCL

Tamsulosin is used in men t... +

Tamsulosin is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH) which include difficulty urinating (hesitation, dribbling, weak stream, and incomplete bladder emptying), painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency. Source: National Library of Medicine

3,161

prescriptions, 26% of all prescriptions

2,779

prescriptions.

946

patients, 26% of all patients

10 1 12
VESICARE

Solifenacin is used to trea... +

Solifenacin is used to treat overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles contract uncontrollably and cause frequent urination, urgent need to urinate, and inability to control urination). Source: National Library of Medicine

961

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

712

prescriptions.

249

patients, 7% of all patients

10 2 55
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER

Oxybutynin is used to contr... +

Oxybutynin is used to control urgent, frequent, or uncontrolled urination in people who have overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles have uncontrollable spasms), spina bifida (a disability that occurs when the spinal cord does not close properly before birth), or other conditions that affect the bladder muscles. Source: National Library of Medicine

734

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

234

patients, 7% of all patients

3 61
FINASTERIDE

Treats an enlarged prostate... +

Treats an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH) in men and causes hair growth in male pattern baldness. Source: National Library of Medicine

711

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

657

prescriptions.

237

patients, 7% of all patients

4 33
MYRBETRIQ

Used to treat overactive bl... +

Used to treat overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles contract uncontrollably and cause frequent urination, urgent need to urinate, and inability to control urination). Source: National Library of Medicine

561

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

157

patients, 4% of all patients

10 5 69
ALFUZOSIN HCL ER

Alfuzosin is used in men to... +

Alfuzosin is used in men to treat symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH), which include difficulty urinating (hesitation, dribbling, weak stream, and incomplete bladder emptying), painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency. Source: National Library of Medicine

515

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

159

patients, 4% of all patients

6 82
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

Treating infections caused by certain bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

468

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

273

patients, 8% of all patients

A 7 79
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

Ciprofloxacin is used to treat or prevent certain infections caused by bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

405

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

368

patients, 10% of all patients

A 8 66
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE

Oxybutynin is used to contr... +

Oxybutynin is used to control urgent, frequent, or uncontrolled urination in people who have overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles have uncontrollable spasms), spina bifida (a disability that occurs when the spinal cord does not close properly before birth), or other conditions that affect the bladder muscles. Source: National Library of Medicine

403

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

113

patients, 3% of all patients

9 112
RAPAFLO

Treats problems caused by a... +

Treats problems caused by an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH). Source: National Library of Medicine

383

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

105

patients, 3% of all patients

10 84
NITROFURANTOIN

Treats or prevents urinary ... +

Treats or prevents urinary tract infections caused by bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

151

patients, 4% of all patients

A R 11 147
TROSPIUM CHLORIDE ER 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

76

patients, 2% of all patients

10 12 157
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura... +

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura XL) is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH), which include difficulty urinating (hesitation, dribbling, weak stream, and incomplete bladder emptying), painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency. Source: National Library of Medicine

233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

66

patients, 2% of all patients

13 151
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

Treats gout and some kinds of kidney stones. Source: National Library of Medicine

220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

57

patients, 2% of all patients

14 68
TROSPIUM CHLORIDE 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

78

patients, 2% of all patients

15 217
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

72

patients, 2% of all patients

A 16 87
TOVIAZ

Used to treat symptoms of a... +

Used to treat symptoms of an overactive bladder, such as incontinence (loss of bladder control) or a frequent need to urinate. Source: National Library of Medicine

177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

49

patients, 1% of all patients

17 212
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

Treats problems with urination caused by an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH). Source: National Library of Medicine

168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

48

patients, 1% of all patients

18 107
ENABLEX 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

44

patients, 1% of all patients

10 19 225
POTASSIUM CITRATE ER

Potassium citrate is used t... +

Potassium citrate is used to treat a kidney stone condition called renal tubular acidosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

43

patients, 1% of all patients

20 241
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO

Nitrofurantoinis used to tr... +

Nitrofurantoinis used to treat urinary tract infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

123

patients, 3% of all patients

A R 21 169
CIALIS

Treats men who have erecti... +

Treats men who have erectile dysfunction (also called sexual impotence). Source: National Library of Medicine

130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

32

patients, 1% of all patients

22 269
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER

Tolterodine is used treat o... +

Tolterodine is used treat overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles contract uncontrollably and cause frequent urination, urgent need to urinate, and inability to control urination) to relieve urinary difficulties, including frequent urination and inability to control urination. Source: National Library of Medicine

124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

30

patients, 1% of all patients

23 359
TRIMETHOPRIM

Treats urinary tract infect... +

Treats urinary tract infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

32

patients, 1% of all patients

A 24 168
TERAZOSIN HCL

Terazosin is used in men to... +

Terazosin is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH), which include difficulty urinating (hesitation, dribbling, weak stream, and incomplete bladder emptying), painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency. Source: National Library of Medicine

111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

37

patients, 1% of all patients

25 173
CEFPODOXIME PROXETIL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

101

patients, 3% of all patients

A 25 240
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE

Used to treat symptoms of l... +

Used to treat symptoms of low testosterone in men who do not produce enough natural testosterone. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

55

patients, 2% of all patients

27 286
ANDROGEL

Treats low testosterone lev... +

Treats low testosterone levels when your body does not produce enough natural testosterone. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

31

patients, 1% of all patients

28 470
BICALUTAMIDE

Used together with other me... +

Used together with other medicines (such as a luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone or LHRH analog) to treat prostate cancer. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 29 316
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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. 13, 2015.
  • 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.