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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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13,195Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 20 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

$1.32M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

453 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

66% 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

5% of this provider’s 381 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

50% of this provider’s 453 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 453 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$100 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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

$1.2M

2014

$1.26M

2015

$1.32M

2016

Number of Claims

13,157

2014

13,178

2015

13,195

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 506

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

110

patients, 24% of all patients

1 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 414

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

77

patients, 17% of all patients

2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

3 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

4 9
FUROSEMIDE 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

66

patients, 15% of all patients

5 3
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

6 43
OMEPRAZOLE 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

7 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

8 8
GABAPENTIN 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

9 11
GLIMEPIRIDE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

10 61
LIDOCAINE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

11 81
CARVEDILOL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

12 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

13 4
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

13 24
CLOPIDOGREL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

15 18
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

16 253
METFORMIN HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

17 12
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

18 35
LISINOPRIL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

19 6
CRESTOR 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

20 36
TAMSULOSIN HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

21 15
AZITHROMYCIN 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

92

patients, 20% of all patients

A 22 82
MIRTAZAPINE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

23 14
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

O 24 68
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

25 58
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

26 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

26 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

26 13
FAMOTIDINE* 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

29 34
MUPIROCIN* 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

30 132
VOLTAREN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

31 75
SYNTHROID 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

32 76
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

33 19
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

34 50
NEXIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

35 56
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

35 62
NYSTATIN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

35 64
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

66

patients, 15% of all patients

A 38 100
RAMIPRIL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

39 63
ATENOLOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

40 25
MECLIZINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

41 111
DEXILANT 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

42 168
RANITIDINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

43 29
LYRICA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

44 116
ELIQUIS 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

45 67
SYMBICORT 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

46 91
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

P 47 23
DULOXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

48 51
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

49 80
LEVOFLOXACIN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

A 49 88
AZELASTINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

51 263
VENTOLIN HFA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

51 57
PROAIR HFA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

53 90
MEMANTINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

54 33
TRAZODONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

54 22
ALPRAZOLAM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

56 54
TOPIRAMATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 56 231
VICTOZA 3-PAK 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

58 271
PREDNISOLONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

58 304
JANUVIA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

60 28
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

60 42
LINZESS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

62 191
MELOXICAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

63 119
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 64 46
FINASTERIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

64 31
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

66 329
CLOTRIMAZOLE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

66 185
CELECOXIB 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

66 254
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

69 216
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

69 27
IBUPROFEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 3% of all patients

69 152
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.