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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,665Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

$1.18M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

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

494 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

80% 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

11% of this provider’s 449 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

39% of this provider’s 494 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

27% of this provider’s 494 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

48 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

$1.23M

2014

$1.22M

2015

$1.18M

2016

Number of Claims

21,969

2014

23,166

2015

23,665

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 1,078

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,020

prescriptions.

120

patients, 24% of all patients

1 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 832

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

780

prescriptions.

108

patients, 22% of all patients

2 1
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 812

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

741

prescriptions.

98

patients, 20% of all patients

3 40
JANTOVEN 790

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

751

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

4 74
OMEPRAZOLE 734

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

690

prescriptions.

118

patients, 24% of all patients

5 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 661

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

600

prescriptions.

99

patients, 20% of all patients

6 4
SERTRALINE HCL 659

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

618

prescriptions.

83

patients, 17% of all patients

7 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 616

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

603

prescriptions.

88

patients, 18% of all patients

8 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 508

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

91

patients, 18% of all patients

9 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 499

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

499

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

10 16
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 469

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

70

patients, 14% of all patients

O 11 66
FUROSEMIDE 382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

12 3
CITALOPRAM HBR 370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

13 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 368

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

14 9
SIMVASTATIN 360

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

15 5
GABAPENTIN 314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

16 11
MIRTAZAPINE 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

17 14
CARVEDILOL 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

18 20
MEMANTINE HCL 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

19 33
HYDRALAZINE HCL 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

20 37
CLOPIDOGREL 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

21 18
LANTUS 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

22 41
LORAZEPAM 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

23 65
PREDNISONE 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

24 39
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

25 53
TAMIFLU 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

159

patients, 32% of all patients

10 26 93
WARFARIN SODIUM 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

27 10
LISINOPRIL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

28 6
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

28 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

30 15
VALSARTAN 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

31 59
KLOR-CON SPRINKLE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

10 32 182
OLANZAPINE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

P 33 79
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

34 13
METFORMIN HCL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

35 12
RAMIPRIL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

36 63
TORSEMIDE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

37 94
TRAMADOL HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

O 38 69
FENTANYL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

O 39 138
RISPERIDONE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

P 40 48
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

P 40 23
LATANOPROST 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

42 47
RANEXA 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

43 171
CLONAZEPAM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

43 99
ALPRAZOLAM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

45 54
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

46 19
FLUOXETINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

47 113
SUCRALFATE 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

48 183
SPIRONOLACTONE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

49 78
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

50 27
URSODIOL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

51 284
LEVETIRACETAM 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

52 30
ALLOPURINOL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

53 60
GLIPIZIDE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

54 55
RANITIDINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 55 29
DIGOXIN 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

56 84
XARELTO 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

57 71
ELIQUIS 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

58 67
CLONIDINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

58 105
FINASTERIDE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11 60 31
BUSPIRONE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

61 92
ATENOLOL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

61 25
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

63 49
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

63 42
CRESTOR 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

65 36
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 66 225
LYRICA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 66 116
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 68 265
PAROXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

68 110
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

68 144
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

71 52
VOLTAREN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 71 75
DOXYCYCLINE MONOHYDRATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

A 71 298
CEPHALEXIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

A 74 126
LIDOCAINE HCL* 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

75 201
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

76 299
CEFTRIAXONE* 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

A 77 268
FAMOTIDINE* 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 77 34
TRAZODONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

79 22
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 80 45
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

81 137
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

O 82 68
LEVOFLOXACIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

A 83 88
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 84 206
METOLAZONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 85 222
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 85 325
METHIMAZOLE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 87 184
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 87 329
NAPROXEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

87 129
BACLOFEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 90 83
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

90 50
NYSTATIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

92 64
QUINAPRIL HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 92 162
VANCOMYCIN HCL* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 A 94 181
LOVASTATIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 94 101
HUMALOG 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 96 89
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

A 96 100
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 96 131
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 June 10, 2016.
  • 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.