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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,609Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

$1.4M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

429 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

98% 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

19% of this provider’s 396 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

35% of this provider’s 429 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 429 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

55 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

$1.28M

2014

$1.58M

2015

$1.4M

2016

Number of Claims

22,540

2014

23,899

2015

23,609

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
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,454

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,454

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

1 10
LACTULOSE 1,137

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,068

prescriptions.

136

patients, 32% of all patients

10 2 44
SIMVASTATIN 1,068

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

992

prescriptions.

136

patients, 32% of all patients

3 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 905

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

864

prescriptions.

125

patients, 29% of all patients

4 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 706

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

658

prescriptions.

87

patients, 20% of all patients

5 8
FUROSEMIDE 679

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

644

prescriptions.

85

patients, 20% of all patients

6 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 513

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

7 2
MIRTAZAPINE 447

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

62

patients, 14% of all patients

8 14
GABAPENTIN 444

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

61

patients, 14% of all patients

9 11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 418

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

58

patients, 14% of all patients

10 35
TAMSULOSIN HCL 365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

11 15
FENTANYL 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

O 12 138
LATANOPROST 321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

13 47
FAMOTIDINE* 302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

14 34
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

O 15 68
RANITIDINE HCL 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

16 29
LEVEMIR 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

17 128
DONEPEZIL HCL 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

18 16
LEVETIRACETAM 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

19 30
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

20 52
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

21 123
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

P 22 23
JANUVIA 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

23 28
OMEPRAZOLE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

24 7
HYDRALAZINE HCL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

25 37
MEMANTINE HCL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

25 33
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

27 4
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

28 45
NIFEDIPINE ER 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

29 85
METFORMIN HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

30 12
BUDESONIDE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

31 136
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

31 9
LISINOPRIL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

33 6
SANTYL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

33 107
XARELTO 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

35 71
RISPERIDONE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

P 36 48
NAMENDA XR 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

<11 37 32
TRAMADOL HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

O 37 69
FINASTERIDE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

39 31
CLONAZEPAM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

40 99
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

41 49
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

42 13
CLOPIDOGREL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

42 18
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

44 118
LANTUS 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

45 41
OXYCODONE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

O 45 77
HEPARIN SODIUM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

<11 47 146
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

48 21
ALPHAGAN P 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

49 245
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

50 43
CLONIDINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

51 105
PREDNISONE 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

51 39
FENOFIBRATE* 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

53 161
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

54 46
VALPROIC ACID* 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

55 140
DIGOX 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

<11 56 212
MIDODRINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

57 255
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

58 40
NOVOLOG 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

59 149
HUMALOG 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

60 89
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

61 72
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

61 97
ELIQUIS 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

63 67
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

64 130
GLIPIZIDE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

65 55
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

66 96
COLCHICINE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11 67 292
OLANZAPINE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 P 68 79
VANCOMYCIN HCL* 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

A 68 181
NYSTATIN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

68 64
CITALOPRAM HBR 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

71 26
LOVASTATIN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 71 101
CARVEDILOL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

73 20
LORAZEPAM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

74 65
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 75 149
TRAZODONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

75 22
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

77 53
SERTRALINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 78 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 78 62
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 78 225
GLIPIZIDE ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

81 98
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

A 82 147
TIMOLOL MALEATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 83 269
PROCRIT 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 83 164
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

85 137
HALOPERIDOL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

P 86 112
TRADJENTA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 87 87
IBUPROFEN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 87 152
MESTINON 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 10 89 312
CARAFATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 90 314
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 91 104
LEVOFLOXACIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

A 91 88
VOLTAREN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 93 75
ALPRAZOLAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 93 54
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 O 95 329
TERAZOSIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 96 252
LIDOCAINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 96 81
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 98 191
CEPHALEXIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

A 99 126
LYRICA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 99 116
HYDROXYZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

99 280
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 10, 2010.
  • 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.