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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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7,549Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 79 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

$932K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 16 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

422 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

67% 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

15% of this provider’s 422 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

8% of this provider’s 422 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$123 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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

$765K

2014

$818K

2015

$932K

2016

Number of Claims

7,784

2014

7,054

2015

7,549

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 431

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

137

patients, 32% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 307

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

102

patients, 24% of all patients

2 4
SIMVASTATIN 268

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

77

patients, 18% of all patients

3 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 206

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

4 9
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

5 35
METFORMIN HCL 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

6 12
FUROSEMIDE 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

7 3
GABAPENTIN 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

8 11
LISINOPRIL 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

9 6
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

10 24
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

11 58
ALLOPURINOL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

12 60
ATENOLOL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

13 25
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

13 2
TRADJENTA 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

15 87
NIFEDIPINE ER 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

15 85
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

17 38
OMEPRAZOLE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

18 7
CLOPIDOGREL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

18 18
DONEPEZIL HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

20 16
VENTOLIN HFA 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

21 57
JANUVIA 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

22 28
MIRTAZAPINE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

23 14
VOLTAREN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

24 75
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

25 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

25 26
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

27 46
TAMSULOSIN HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

28 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

29 8
CHLORTHALIDONE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

30 108
VALSARTAN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

31 59
MELOXICAM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

32 119
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

33 42
METFORMIN HCL ER 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

33 86
CARVEDILOL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

35 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

35 19
LABETALOL HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

37 125
TRIBENZOR 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

38 264
HYDRALAZINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

39 37
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

39 106
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

41 238
DULOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

42 51
REPAGLINIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

43 134
SYMBICORT 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

43 91
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

43 96
DEXILANT 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

46 168
LINZESS 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

47 191
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 26, 2014.
  • 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.