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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Podiatrist, Foot & Ankle Surgery

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,238Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 169 providers in this state and specialty

$3.37M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 169 providers in this state and specialty

722 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

99% 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

0% of this provider’s 612 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

3% of this provider’s 722 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 14%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 722 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 6%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

4% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$329 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $106 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 3.


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

$1.52M

2014

$2.75M

2015

$3.37M

2016

Number of Claims

10,795

2014

8,772

2015

10,238

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
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 2,295

prescriptions, 22% of all prescriptions

2,000

prescriptions.

473

patients, 66% of all patients

10 1 4
LIDOCAINE 1,723

prescriptions, 17% of all prescriptions

1,495

prescriptions.

464

patients, 64% of all patients

10 2 2
ECONAZOLE NITRATE 1,114

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

971

prescriptions.

378

patients, 52% of all patients

10 3 5
FLUCONAZOLE 659

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

586

prescriptions.

198

patients, 27% of all patients

10 4 13
AMMONIUM LACTATE 620

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

514

prescriptions.

192

patients, 27% of all patients

5 1
FLUOCINONIDE 507

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

142

patients, 20% of all patients

6 16
CLOTRIMAZOLE 477

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

181

patients, 25% of all patients

7 3
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 372

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

115

patients, 16% of all patients

8 20
GABAPENTIN 368

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

100

patients, 14% of all patients

9 10
MELOXICAM 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

98

patients, 14% of all patients

10 14
TERBINAFINE HCL 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

11 21
CICLOPIROX* 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

86

patients, 12% of all patients

12 8
VORICONAZOLE 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

10 13 18
ROPINIROLE HCL 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

14 41
CICLOPIROX* 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

15 6
VOLTAREN 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

16 11
LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

17 9
AMANTADINE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

18 31
HALOBETASOL PROPIONATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

19 35
KETOCONAZOLE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

20 7
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 Sept. 8, 2008.
  • 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.