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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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33,561Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

$1.97M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

809 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% 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

21% of this provider’s 722 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 10%.

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Antibiotics

31% of this provider’s 809 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

11% of this provider’s 809 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 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

$1.78M

2014

$2.36M

2015

$1.97M

2016

Number of Claims

31,437

2014

36,446

2015

33,561

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
SIMVASTATIN 1,140

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,049

prescriptions.

154

patients, 19% of all patients

1 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,056

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

895

prescriptions.

105

patients, 13% of all patients

2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,054

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,013

prescriptions.

124

patients, 15% of all patients

3 1
FUROSEMIDE 966

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

862

prescriptions.

120

patients, 15% of all patients

4 3
MIRTAZAPINE 867

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

836

prescriptions.

142

patients, 18% of all patients

5 14
LISINOPRIL 855

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

790

prescriptions.

119

patients, 15% of all patients

6 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 765

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

699

prescriptions.

127

patients, 16% of all patients

7 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 643

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

617

prescriptions.

109

patients, 13% of all patients

8 4
GABAPENTIN 612

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

600

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

9 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 588

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

523

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

10 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 569

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

545

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

11 9
AMMONIUM LACTATE 569

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

544

prescriptions.

147

patients, 18% of all patients

11 73
WARFARIN SODIUM 564

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

540

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

13 10
RANITIDINE HCL 557

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

536

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

14 29
METFORMIN HCL 499

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

15 12
LEVETIRACETAM 483

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

16 30
LATANOPROST 466

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

17 47
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 446

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

P 18 23
ECONAZOLE NITRATE 412

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

19 159
SERTRALINE HCL 393

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

20 17
LACTULOSE 370

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

87

patients, 11% of all patients

21 44
OMEPRAZOLE 348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

22 7
FAMOTIDINE* 341

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

23 34
JANUVIA 326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

24 28
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

120

patients, 15% of all patients

25 72
NYSTATIN 310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

25 64
CLOPIDOGREL 307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

27 18
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

28 104
NAMENDA XR 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

29 32
RISPERIDONE 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

P 30 48
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

31 45
CITALOPRAM HBR 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

32 26
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

92

patients, 11% of all patients

32 95
HYDRALAZINE HCL 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

34 37
LANTUS 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

35 41
FINASTERIDE 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

36 31
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

36 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

38 13
CARVEDILOL 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

39 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

40 16
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

41 24
HUMALOG 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

42 89
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

43 43
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

44 49
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

45 40
BACLOFEN 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

46 83
SANTYL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

47 107
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

48 46
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

49 80
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

49 21
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

51 123
MEMANTINE HCL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

52 33
MUPIROCIN* 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

53 132
LEVOFLOXACIN 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

106

patients, 13% of all patients

A 54 88
CICLOPIROX* 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

55 214
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

56 191
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 165

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

57 53
KETOCONAZOLE 159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

58 154
SEROQUEL XR 156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

<11 P 59 202
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

60 137
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

61 143
OLANZAPINE 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

P 61 79
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

63 38
TRADJENTA 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

<11 64 87
NYAMYC 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

65 148
PREDNISONE 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

66 39
NIFEDIPINE ER 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

67 85
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

68 35
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

69 27
ARIPIPRAZOLE 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

P 70 153
TRAZODONE HCL 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

71 22
HALOPERIDOL 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

P 71 112
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE* 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

73 231
XARELTO 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

74 71
DULOXETINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

74 51
ADVAIR DISKUS 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

74 70
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

77 131
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

78 102
FENOFIBRATE* 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

<11 79 161
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

79 42
LEVEMIR 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

79 128
NIFEDICAL XL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

82 141
VALPROIC ACID* 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

83 140
NOVOLIN R 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

84 210
CRESTOR 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

85 36
PAROXETINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

85 110
FLUOXETINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

87 113
SPIRONOLACTONE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

88 78
ATENOLOL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

89 25
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

A 90 100
AMITIZA 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 91 227
DIGOXIN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

92 84
LIDOCAINE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

93 81
ALLOPURINOL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

94 60
CLOTRIMAZOLE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

95 185
LAMOTRIGINE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 95 168
CEPHALEXIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

A 97 126
VOLTAREN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 98 75
BUPROPION HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 99 198
NEXIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

100 56
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

A 101 147
CLONIDINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

102 105
TOPIRAMATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 102 231
TRAVATAN Z 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

102 302
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

105 149
RANEXA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 106 171
NOVOLOG 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

107 149
HUMULIN 70/30 KWIKPEN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 108 312
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

108 118
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

110 50
ENULOSE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

111 237
LUMIGAN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 111 245
COMBIGAN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 113 205
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

O 113 68
TAMIFLU 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

113 93
DIGOX 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 113 212
AMANTADINE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 113 240
VALPROIC ACID* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 118 325
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

119 52
CLOZAPINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 P 119 165
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 119 225
TIMOLOL MALEATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 122 269
RIFAMPIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 122 339
MEGESTROL ACETATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

124 344
GLIPIZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

124 55
ALPHAGAN P 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 126 245
CALCIUM ACETATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 126 200
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 128 189
FLOVENT HFA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 128 222
SUCRALFATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 128 183
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 Oct. 22, 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.