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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,239Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 84 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

$463K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 80 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

142 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

96% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

38% of this provider’s 142 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

15% of this provider’s 142 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

51 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

$530K

2014

$406K

2015

$463K

2016

Number of Claims

8,828

2014

8,126

2015

7,239

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 253

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

36

patients, 25% of all patients

1 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 241

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

32

patients, 23% of all patients

2 8
FUROSEMIDE 228

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

36

patients, 25% of all patients

3 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 190

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

11

patients, 8% of all patients

4 10
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

32

patients, 23% of all patients

5 52
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

11

patients, 8% of all patients

6 149
SERTRALINE HCL 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

18

patients, 13% of all patients

7 17
FAMOTIDINE* 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

19

patients, 13% of all patients

8 34
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

18

patients, 13% of all patients

9 13
TAMSULOSIN HCL 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

14

patients, 10% of all patients

10 15
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 11% of all patients

11 95
NYSTATIN 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

28

patients, 20% of all patients

12 64
FINASTERIDE 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

11

patients, 8% of all patients

13 31
BUDESONIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 9% of all patients

14 136
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 13% of all patients

15 4
MUPIROCIN* 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

28

patients, 20% of all patients

16 132
LEVETIRACETAM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 12% of all patients

17 30
OMEPRAZOLE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 9% of all patients

18 7
EPOGEN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

<11 10 19 209
MIRTAZAPINE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 11% of all patients

20 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 10% of all patients

21 1
SIMVASTATIN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 22 5
CLONAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 23 99
CLOPIDOGREL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 8% of all patients

24 18
HEPARIN SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 25 146
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 10% of all patients

26 24
LISINOPRIL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 26 6
HYDRALAZINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 28 37
LANTUS 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 10% of all patients

29 41
DONEPEZIL HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 8% of all patients

30 16
PREDNISONE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 8% of all patients

31 39
NEXIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 31 56
ALPRAZOLAM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 8% of all patients

33 54
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 10% of all patients

33 21
PREVACID 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 35 307
PROCRIT 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 35 164
NAMENDA XR 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 37 32
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 11% of all patients

37 50
TRAZODONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 39 22
LEVALBUTEROL HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 39 320
ALLOPURINOL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 39 60
BACLOFEN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 42 83
SANTYL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 42 107
PHENYTOIN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 44 275
DULOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 45 51
METFORMIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 46 12
TRADJENTA 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 47 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.