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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,765Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

$1.97M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

553 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
99% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
88% 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 information is unavailable.

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Antibiotics

29% of this provider’s 553 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

3% of this provider’s 553 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

$83 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

43 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

$1.85M

2014

$2.03M

2015

$1.97M

2016

Number of Claims

23,285

2014

24,066

2015

23,765

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
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 1,573

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,545

prescriptions.

183

patients, 33% of all patients

1 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,101

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,096

prescriptions.

160

patients, 29% of all patients

2 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,077

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,072

prescriptions.

141

patients, 25% of all patients

3 1
SIMVASTATIN 889

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

884

prescriptions.

108

patients, 20% of all patients

4 5
OMEPRAZOLE 727

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

716

prescriptions.

131

patients, 24% of all patients

5 7
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 605

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

605

prescriptions.

83

patients, 15% of all patients

6 80
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 599

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

599

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

7 9
RALOXIFENE HCL 553

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

553

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

8 142
TAMSULOSIN HCL 525

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

525

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

9 15
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 472

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

10 38
METFORMIN HCL 470

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

11 12
METFORMIN HCL ER 445

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

12 86
ATENOLOL 417

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

13 25
CLOPIDOGREL 398

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

14 18
NEXIUM 344

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

15 56
FINASTERIDE 334

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

16 31
GLIMEPIRIDE 326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

17 61
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

18 2
VALSARTAN 323

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

19 59
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

20 8
CRESTOR 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

21 36
LIDOCAINE 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

22 81
JANUVIA 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

23 28
HYDRALAZINE HCL 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

24 37
RANITIDINE HCL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

25 29
TRAZODONE HCL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

26 22
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

27 43
DONEPEZIL HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

28 16
ALLOPURINOL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

29 60
FAMOTIDINE* 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

30 34
LISINOPRIL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

31 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

32 19
GABAPENTIN 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

33 11
VASCEPA 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

34 196
XARELTO 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

35 71
MYRBETRIQ 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

36 198
MIRTAZAPINE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

36 14
SYNTHROID 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

38 76
CARVEDILOL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

39 20
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

40 62
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

41 40
MEMANTINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

41 33
TRADJENTA 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

43 87
CREON 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

44 174
INVOKANA 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

44 203
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

46 50
AMMONIUM LACTATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

47 73
SYMBICORT 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

48 91
FUROSEMIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

48 3
SERTRALINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

50 17
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

P 51 23
NAMENDA XR 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

52 32
CITALOPRAM HBR 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

53 26
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

53 42
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

55 58
VOLTAREN 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

56 75
BYSTOLIC 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

56 180
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

58 137
ALCOHOL PADS 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

59 103
ADVAIR DISKUS 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

59 70
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

<11 61 53
ULORIC 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

62 290
ALPRAZOLAM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

63 54
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

64 21
ACARBOSE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

65 115
DEXILANT 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

65 168
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

67 46
MELOXICAM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

68 119
FENOFIBRATE* 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 69 161
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

70 167
DUTASTERIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 70 250
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

72 118
PATADAY 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

73 297
AZITHROMYCIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

A 74 82
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

75 194
LOVASTATIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 76 101
SPIRIVA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

77 124
AMITIZA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 78 227
ECONAZOLE NITRATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

79 159
ELIQUIS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 79 67
LACTULOSE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

81 44
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

82 35
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

83 49
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

84 109
GEMFIBROZIL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 85 193
RESTASIS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 85 170
DIGOXIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 87 84
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 88 45
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. 6, 2011.
  • 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.