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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,695Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

$686K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 40 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

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

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
63% 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

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Antibiotics

39% of this provider’s 411 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 411 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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

$567K

2014

$650K

2015

$686K

2016

Number of Claims

12,202

2014

15,407

2015

15,695

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 706

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

706

prescriptions.

78

patients, 19% of all patients

1 2
FUROSEMIDE 563

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

563

prescriptions.

89

patients, 22% of all patients

2 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 526

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

526

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

3 10
OMEPRAZOLE 525

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

520

prescriptions.

71

patients, 17% of all patients

4 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 497

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

5 1
DONEPEZIL HCL 430

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

6 16
MIRTAZAPINE 406

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

7 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 394

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

8 8
LISINOPRIL 356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

9 6
MEMANTINE HCL 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

10 33
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

11 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

12 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

13 21
SERTRALINE HCL 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

14 17
NAMENDA XR 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

15 32
TAMSULOSIN HCL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

16 15
METFORMIN HCL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

17 12
RISPERIDONE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

P 18 48
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

19 24
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

P 20 23
RANITIDINE HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

21 29
TRAZODONE HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

22 22
BUMETANIDE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

23 156
LORAZEPAM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

24 65
CITALOPRAM HBR 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

24 26
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

58

patients, 14% of all patients

26 52
ALLOPURINOL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

27 60
DULOXETINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

28 51
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

29 27
LOVASTATIN 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

<11 30 101
ATENOLOL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

30 25
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

32 42
GABAPENTIN 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

32 11
CLOPIDOGREL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

34 18
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

34 95
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

O 36 66
JANUVIA 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

<11 37 28
ALPRAZOLAM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

38 54
FAMOTIDINE* 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

<11 39 34
SPIRONOLACTONE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

40 78
NYAMYC 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

41 148
CRESTOR 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

<11 41 36
CARVEDILOL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

43 20
LEVETIRACETAM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

44 30
LANTUS 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

45 41
VALSARTAN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

<11 45 59
LAMOTRIGINE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 47 168
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

48 40
HYDRALAZINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

49 37
TRADJENTA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 50 87
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

51 49
NYSTOP 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

52 166
DIGOXIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

53 84
BACLOFEN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 54 83
CEPHALEXIN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

A 55 126
PREDNISONE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

56 39
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

56 120
LACTULOSE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

58 44
HUMALOG 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 58 89
ELIQUIS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 60 67
NIFEDICAL XL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 61 141
SOTALOL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 61 307
RIVASTIGMINE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

63 225
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 64 172
CLONIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 65 105
LEVOFLOXACIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

A 66 88
TRAMADOL HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

O 67 69
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 68 109
OLANZAPINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 P 69 79
FINASTERIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 70 31
NAMZARIC 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 70 188
HALOPERIDOL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

P 70 112
CLONAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

70 99
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

A 74 100
BETHANECHOL CHLORIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 74 344
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 Aug. 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.