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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Hospitalist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,858Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 40 providers in this state and specialty

$1.39M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 40 providers in this state and specialty

555 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

81% 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

21% of this provider’s 498 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 6%.

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Antibiotics

36% of this provider’s 555 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 555 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $70 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 12.


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

$1.38M

2014

$1.54M

2015

$1.39M

2016

Number of Claims

20,471

2014

21,865

2015

22,858

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 1,275

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,270

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

1 8
FUROSEMIDE 927

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

874

prescriptions.

123

patients, 22% of all patients

2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 796

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

755

prescriptions.

77

patients, 14% of all patients

3 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 688

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

670

prescriptions.

95

patients, 17% of all patients

4 1
MIRTAZAPINE 587

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

573

prescriptions.

87

patients, 16% of all patients

5 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 572

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

543

prescriptions.

80

patients, 14% of all patients

6 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 534

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

518

prescriptions.

77

patients, 14% of all patients

7 6
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 514

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

8 32
SIMVASTATIN 487

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

9 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 440

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

10 2
DONEPEZIL HCL 403

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

11 24
MEMANTINE HCL 386

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

12 48
LISINOPRIL 360

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

13 5
OMEPRAZOLE 356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

14 7
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 340

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

P 15 28
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 334

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

O 16 33
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

17 12
SERTRALINE HCL 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

18 20
GABAPENTIN 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

19 10
NAMENDA XR 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

20 84
METFORMIN HCL 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

21 11
JANUVIA 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

22 34
RIVASTIGMINE* 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

23 90
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

24 17
CLOPIDOGREL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

25 19
XARELTO 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

26 49
FAMOTIDINE* 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

27 29
GLIPIZIDE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

28 38
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

29 45
FENTANYL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

O 30 80
SPIRONOLACTONE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

31 68
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

32 30
NEXIUM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

33 64
DIGOX 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

34 111
OLANZAPINE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

P 35 74
CLOTRIMAZOLE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

36 113
ALPRAZOLAM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

37 63
PREDNISONE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

38 23
EXELON 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

39 118
MELOXICAM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

40 59
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

41 120
FLUOCINONIDE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

42 122
TAMSULOSIN HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

43 18
ADVAIR DISKUS 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

44 81
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

44 50
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

44 15
TRAZODONE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

44 22
RISPERIDONE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

P 48 47
RANITIDINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

49 66
CRESTOR 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

50 54
OXYCODONE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

O 51 58
LEVETIRACETAM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

51 37
DULOXETINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

53 35
VALSARTAN 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

54 52
FENOFIBRATE* 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

<11 55 131
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

55 73
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

57 133
NYSTATIN 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

58 89
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

59 55
CARVEDILOL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

60 13
IBUPROFEN 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

61 61
FINASTERIDE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

62 57
AZITHROMYCIN 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

A 63 79
DIGOXIN 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

64 82
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 65 75
ATENOLOL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

66 25
HYDRALAZINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

67 31
ELIQUIS 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 68 43
CITALOPRAM HBR 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

68 26
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

70 76
SPIRIVA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

71 99
LANTUS 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

72 65
NOVOLOG 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 73 93
TOPIRAMATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 74 113
NUEDEXTA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 75 123
SANTYL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

76 119
LEVOFLOXACIN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

A 77 77
TRINTELLIX 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

78 157
LATANOPROST 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

79 69
NITROFURANTOIN* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

A 80 159
LORAZEPAM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

80 88
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 82 41
LACTULOSE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 83 36
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 83 127
TRAMADOL HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 85 56
GEMFIBROZIL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

85 165
TIMOLOL MALEATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

85 165
ROPINIROLE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 88 120
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

88 39
AMIODARONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

90 99
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

A 91 70
HUMALOG 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

91 96
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 93 135
BUPROPION XL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 93 173
ALLOPURINOL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 93 42
FLUOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 93 112
VENTOLIN HFA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 97 53
PROAIR HFA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

97 83
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 97 103
DEXTROSE 5%-0.45% NACL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

100 181
CEPHALEXIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

A 101 110
ALCOHOL WIPES 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

10 102 189
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 April 3, 2017.
  • 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.