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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Hospitalist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,570Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 40 providers in this state and specialty

$331K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 40 providers in this state and specialty

180 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
100% 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

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Antibiotics

32% of this provider’s 180 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

26% of this provider’s 180 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$29 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $70 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

64 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

$321K

2014

$473K

2015

$331K

2016

Number of Claims

9,388

2014

15,761

2015

11,570

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
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 863

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

811

prescriptions.

59

patients, 33% of all patients

1 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 587

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

47

patients, 26% of all patients

2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 507

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

32

patients, 18% of all patients

3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 483

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

48

patients, 27% of all patients

4 7
LACTULOSE 378

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

65

patients, 36% of all patients

5 36
JANTOVEN 371

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

6 40
GABAPENTIN 371

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

31

patients, 17% of all patients

6 10
FAMOTIDINE* 363

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

31

patients, 17% of all patients

8 29
MIRTAZAPINE 334

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

25

patients, 14% of all patients

9 14
SYNTHROID 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

21

patients, 12% of all patients

10 51
FUROSEMIDE 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

19

patients, 11% of all patients

11 4
TAMSULOSIN HCL 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

18

patients, 10% of all patients

12 18
HYDRALAZINE HCL 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

13 31
FINASTERIDE 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

14 57
CARVEDILOL 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

17

patients, 9% of all patients

15 13
LISINOPRIL 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

19

patients, 11% of all patients

16 5
SERTRALINE HCL 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

17 20
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

P 18 28
LEVETIRACETAM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

19 37
NIFEDIPINE ER 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

20 59
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

<11 21 55
TRAZODONE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

<11 22 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

<11 23 26
OLANZAPINE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

<11 P 24 74
LATANOPROST 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

24

patients, 13% of all patients

24 69
METFORMIN HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

<11 26 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

<11 27 15
PREDNISONE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

28 23
RISPERIDONE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

<11 P 29 47
CLOPIDOGREL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

<11 30 19
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

30

patients, 17% of all patients

31 73
SSD 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

24

patients, 13% of all patients

32 142
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11 33 144
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 33 113
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11 33 50
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11 36 107
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

26

patients, 14% of all patients

36 145
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 38 44
DULOXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 39 35
MEMANTINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 40 48
LEVEMIR 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 11% of all patients

41 117
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 42 41
TORSEMIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 43 116
OXYCODONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 12% of all patients

O 43 58
KLOR-CON 10 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 43 106
DONEPEZIL HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 46 24
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 47 3
TAMIFLU 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

32

patients, 18% of all patients

48 163
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 48 67
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

50 168
LORAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

24

patients, 13% of all patients

51 88
BACLOFEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 51 46
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

O 53 33
BUDESONIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

53 131
RENVELA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 55 72
LANOXIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 10 56 185
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 May 31, 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.