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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,602Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 77 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

$417K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 88 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

376 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

58% 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

6% of this provider’s 354 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

22% of this provider’s 376 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

26% of this provider’s 376 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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

$596K

2014

$516K

2015

$417K

2016

Number of Claims

9,597

2014

9,068

2015

7,602

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
FUROSEMIDE 456

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

56

patients, 15% of all patients

1 3
LISINOPRIL 432

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

76

patients, 20% of all patients

2 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 286

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

52

patients, 14% of all patients

3 2
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 257

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

47

patients, 13% of all patients

4 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 255

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

52

patients, 14% of all patients

5 42
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

6 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 223

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

7 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

8 13
ELIQUIS 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

9 67
CITALOPRAM HBR 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

10 26
OMEPRAZOLE 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

11 7
METFORMIN HCL 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

12 12
SERTRALINE HCL 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

13 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

14 16
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

65

patients, 17% of all patients

O 15 66
ALPRAZOLAM 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

16 54
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

17 122
NAMENDA XR 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

<11 18 32
FINASTERIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

19 31
GABAPENTIN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

20 11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

21 58
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

P 22 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

23 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

24 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

25 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

26 15
DIGOXIN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 27 84
CLOPIDOGREL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 28 18
PREDNISONE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

29 39
SPIRONOLACTONE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

29 78
SIMVASTATIN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

31 5
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

31 53
ALLOPURINOL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

33 60
MIRTAZAPINE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

34 14
LEVETIRACETAM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 34 30
MEMANTINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 36 33
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

36 121
BYSTOLIC 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 38 180
LOVASTATIN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 39 101
TRAZODONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

40 22
LORAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

41 65
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 Dec. 28, 2010.
  • 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.