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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,836Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 93 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

$616K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 50 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

113 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
42% Patients 65 Years and Older

100% * Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

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

32% of this provider’s 113 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 113 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$90 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

60 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

$616K

2014

$663K

2015

$616K

2016

Number of Claims

7,241

2014

6,993

2015

6,836

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 312

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 13% of all patients

1 2
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 251

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 13% of all patients

2 45
LACTULOSE 224

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

28

patients, 25% of all patients

3 44
GEMFIBROZIL 174

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

15

patients, 13% of all patients

4 193
CLOZAPINE 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 P 5 165
SIMVASTATIN 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 12% of all patients

6 5
ARIPIPRAZOLE 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 7 153
METFORMIN HCL 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 12% of all patients

8 12
HALOPERIDOL 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 10% of all patients

P 9 112
JANUVIA 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 10 28
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

14

patients, 12% of all patients

11 4
VALPROIC ACID* 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 12 140
FUROSEMIDE 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 11% of all patients

12 3
LEVETIRACETAM 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

11

patients, 10% of all patients

14 30
OLANZAPINE 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 15 79
LORAZEPAM 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

23

patients, 20% of all patients

16 65
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 17 143
CLONAZEPAM 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 11% of all patients

18 99
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 P 19 284
SERTRALINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 20 17
RANITIDINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 21 29
TRAZODONE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

11

patients, 10% of all patients

21 22
OLANZAPINE ODT 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 23 289
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 24 27
PROPRANOLOL HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 25 218
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 26 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 11% of all patients

27 8
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 28 187
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 P 29 23
RISPERIDONE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 30 48
NAMENDA XR 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 31 32
GABAPENTIN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 31 11
FAMOTIDINE* 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 33 34
LITHIUM CARBONATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 33 235
SEROQUEL XR 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 35 202
BUSPIRONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 35 92
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 37 19
LISINOPRIL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 37 6
LAMOTRIGINE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 39 168
FLUOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 40 113
PERPHENAZINE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 41 344
ESTRADIOL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 41 344
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 41 35
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 24, 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.