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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Procedural Dermatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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2,230Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 56 providers in this state and specialty

$406K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 56 providers in this state and specialty

821 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

15% 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 771 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

7% of this provider’s 821 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 14%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 821 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 4%.

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Brand Name Drugs

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 12%.

Prescription Price

$182 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $168 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

3 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 3.


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

$379K

2014

$382K

2015

$406K

2016

Number of Claims

2,421

2014

2,203

2015

2,230

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
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 218

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

117

patients, 14% of all patients

1 2
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 177

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

87

patients, 11% of all patients

2 1
MOMETASONE FUROATE 171

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

124

patients, 15% of all patients

3 5
METRONIDAZOLE* 138

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

A 4 9
MUPIROCIN* 100

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

5 3
HALOBETASOL PROPIONATE 99

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

6 12
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 87

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

A 7 10
CICLOPIROX* 80

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

8 8
KETOCONAZOLE 72

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

9 4
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 62

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

10 15
CICLOPIROX* 62

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

10 25
DESONIDE 57

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

12 20
ECONAZOLE NITRATE 54

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

13 13
HYDROCORTISONE VALERATE 54

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

13 27
DESOXIMETASONE 52

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

15 25
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 9, 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.