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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,830Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

$1.14M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

492 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

77% 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

26% of this provider’s 389 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

42% of this provider’s 492 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

11% of this provider’s 492 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 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

$1M

2014

$1.14M

2015

$1.14M

2016

Number of Claims

17,333

2014

19,505

2015

19,830

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,028

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

820

prescriptions.

135

patients, 27% of all patients

1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 846

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

613

prescriptions.

121

patients, 25% of all patients

2 7
SIMVASTATIN 649

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

84

patients, 17% of all patients

3 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 592

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

493

prescriptions.

92

patients, 19% of all patients

4 4
FUROSEMIDE 571

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

88

patients, 18% of all patients

5 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 536

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

485

prescriptions.

81

patients, 16% of all patients

6 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 446

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

72

patients, 15% of all patients

7 8
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 407

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

8 43
RISPERIDONE 377

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

P 9 48
LISINOPRIL 374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

10 6
METFORMIN HCL 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

11 12
GABAPENTIN 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

12 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

13 15
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

14 27
MIRTAZAPINE 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

15 14
RANITIDINE HCL 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

15 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

17 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

18 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

19 21
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

20 52
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

21 13
CARVEDILOL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

22 20
TRAZODONE HCL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

22 22
WARFARIN SODIUM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

24 10
LEVETIRACETAM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

25 30
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

26 24
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

P 27 23
LACTULOSE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

28 44
VALSARTAN 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

29 59
OLANZAPINE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

P 30 79
PREDNISONE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

31 39
SERTRALINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

32 17
NYSTATIN 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

33 64
FAMOTIDINE* 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

34 34
SYMBICORT 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

35 91
GLIPIZIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

35 55
ALLOPURINOL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

37 60
AMANTADINE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

37 240
PROAIR HFA 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

39 90
ADVAIR DISKUS 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

40 70
VENTOLIN HFA 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

41 57
JANUVIA 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

42 28
FINASTERIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

43 31
MEMANTINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

44 33
SPIRONOLACTONE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

45 78
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

46 40
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

47 49
HUMALOG 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

47 89
ATENOLOL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

49 25
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

49 45
CITALOPRAM HBR 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

51 26
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

51 143
CLONIDINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

53 105
XARELTO 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

54 71
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

54 42
LOPERAMIDE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

56 239
CLOPIDOGREL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

56 18
LORAZEPAM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

58 65
BACLOFEN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 59 83
LEVOFLOXACIN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

A 60 88
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

60 46
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

62 19
BUSPIRONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

62 92
LABETALOL HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

64 125
HALOPERIDOL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 65 112
AZITHROMYCIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

A 66 82
CHOLESTYRAMINE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

66 300
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

68 95
LANTUS 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

68 41
DILTIAZEM HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 70 176
ROPINIROLE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 71 151
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

72 131
RAMIPRIL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

72 63
GLIMEPIRIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

74 61
BUPROPION XL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 75 274
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

75 50
PROPRANOLOL HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 77 218
TRAMADOL HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

O 77 69
BUDESONIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

79 136
LEVEMIR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 79 128
DULOXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

81 51
NAMENDA XR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 81 32
ENULOSE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

81 237
VALPROIC ACID* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 84 140
AMIODARONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

85 214
LATANOPROST 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

86 47
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

A 86 175
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 88 53
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

O 89 68
TRADJENTA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 90 87
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.