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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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6,980Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 90 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

$305K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 125 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

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

65% 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

6% of this provider’s 367 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 10%.

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Antibiotics

15% of this provider’s 380 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

26% of this provider’s 380 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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

$254K

2014

$316K

2015

$305K

2016

Number of Claims

5,494

2014

6,611

2015

6,980

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
FUROSEMIDE 351

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

60

patients, 16% of all patients

1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 317

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

2 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 261

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

3 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 201

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

4 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 195

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

48

patients, 13% of all patients

5 21
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

6 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

7 4
LISINOPRIL 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

8 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

9 16
GABAPENTIN 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

10 11
MIRTAZAPINE 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

11 14
CLOPIDOGREL 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

12 18
SIMVASTATIN 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

12 5
TAMSULOSIN HCL 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

14 15
FENTANYL 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

O 15 138
CITALOPRAM HBR 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

16 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

17 24
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

18 9
LORAZEPAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

18 65
TRAZODONE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

20 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

21 13
METFORMIN HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

22 12
OMEPRAZOLE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

23 7
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

24 53
LACTULOSE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

25 44
LEVETIRACETAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

26 30
CARVEDILOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

27 20
SERTRALINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

27 17
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

29 52
PREDNISONE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

30 39
NAMENDA XR 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 30 32
ALPRAZOLAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

32 54
LANTUS 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 33 41
TORSEMIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

34 94
TRAMADOL HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

O 35 69
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 35 46
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

P 35 23
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

O 38 66
FAMOTIDINE* 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

38 34
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

38 49
OXYCODONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

O 41 77
FINASTERIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

41 31
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 Sept. 14, 2016.
  • 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.