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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,551Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

$941K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

407 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

92% 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

11% of this provider’s 378 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

36% of this provider’s 407 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

16% of this provider’s 407 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

46 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

$737K

2014

$909K

2015

$941K

2016

Number of Claims

14,415

2014

16,353

2015

18,551

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
OMEPRAZOLE 1,039

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

941

prescriptions.

144

patients, 35% of all patients

1 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 946

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

914

prescriptions.

102

patients, 25% of all patients

2 2
FUROSEMIDE 915

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

874

prescriptions.

118

patients, 29% of all patients

3 3
SIMVASTATIN 591

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

556

prescriptions.

74

patients, 18% of all patients

4 5
MIRTAZAPINE 459

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

62

patients, 15% of all patients

5 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 438

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

55

patients, 14% of all patients

6 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 427

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

61

patients, 15% of all patients

7 8
BUSPIRONE HCL 416

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

67

patients, 16% of all patients

8 92
LISINOPRIL 406

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

72

patients, 18% of all patients

9 6
DULOXETINE HCL 369

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

10 51
GABAPENTIN 365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

11 11
SERTRALINE HCL 360

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

12 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

13 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

14 26
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

15 52
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

16 45
LANTUS 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

17 41
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

18 1
TRAZODONE HCL 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

19 22
CLOPIDOGREL 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

20 18
PREDNISONE 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

21 39
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

P 22 23
CARVEDILOL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

23 20
NAMENDA XR 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

24 32
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

25 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

26 15
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

27 189
TORSEMIDE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

28 94
GLIMEPIRIDE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

29 61
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

<11 30 187
BACLOFEN 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

31 83
METFORMIN HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

32 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

33 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

34 4
SPIRONOLACTONE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

35 78
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

67

patients, 16% of all patients

A 36 175
RANITIDINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

37 29
ATENOLOL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

38 25
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

39 27
FINASTERIDE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

39 31
LEVETIRACETAM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

41 30
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

42 9
NOVOLOG 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

43 149
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

44 72
GLIPIZIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

45 55
ALLOPURINOL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

46 60
HUMALOG 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

47 89
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 48 43
TAMIFLU 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

75

patients, 18% of all patients

49 93
CLONIDINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

50 105
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

51 40
NYAMYC 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

52 148
DIGOXIN 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

53 84
SUCRALFATE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

54 183
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

55 204
XARELTO 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

56 71
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 57 49
RISPERIDONE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 P 58 48
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 59 53
LEVEMIR 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 60 128
ADVAIR DISKUS 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

61 70
LATANOPROST 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

61 47
RANEXA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 63 171
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

A 64 229
ELIQUIS 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 65 67
NYSTATIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

66 64
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 67 38
MEMANTINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

68 33
PAROXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 68 110
BUPROPION HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 70 198
ROPINIROLE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 70 151
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

72 24
FENOFIBRATE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 73 218
RAMIPRIL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 73 63
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

O 73 66
OLANZAPINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 P 73 79
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. 26, 2012.
  • 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.