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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,087Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 87 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

$617K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 49 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

620 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

75% 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 provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

11% of this provider’s 620 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

5% of this provider’s 620 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$87 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

11 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

$850K

2014

$615K

2015

$617K

2016

Number of Claims

10,837

2014

8,290

2015

7,087

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 564

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

218

patients, 35% of all patients

1 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 351

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

119

patients, 19% of all patients

2 1
METFORMIN HCL 301

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

104

patients, 17% of all patients

3 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 285

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

4 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 226

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

78

patients, 13% of all patients

5 13
LISINOPRIL 217

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

6 6
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

7 38
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

8 9
VENTOLIN HFA 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

9 57
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

10 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

11 4
GABAPENTIN 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

12 11
VALSARTAN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

13 59
ATENOLOL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

14 25
OMEPRAZOLE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

14 7
MIRTAZAPINE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

16 14
RANITIDINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

17 29
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

18 50
CRESTOR 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

18 36
REPAGLINIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

20 134
TRADJENTA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

21 87
CARVEDILOL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

22 20
CLOPIDOGREL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

22 18
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

24 58
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

25 80
SYMBICORT 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

26 91
JANUVIA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

27 28
FENOFIBRATE* 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

28 161
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

29 43
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

29 172
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

29 19
CHLORTHALIDONE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

32 108
BACLOFEN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

33 83
ADVAIR DISKUS 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

34 70
SPIRIVA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

35 124
RAMIPRIL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

36 63
VOLTAREN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

37 75
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 June 11, 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.