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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,255Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 34 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

$599K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 53 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

517 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% Patients 65 Years and Older

96% 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

16% of this provider’s 505 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

17% of this provider’s 517 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

12% of this provider’s 517 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$432K

2014

$501K

2015

$599K

2016

Number of Claims

8,948

2014

9,208

2015

11,255

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
FUROSEMIDE 795

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

777

prescriptions.

111

patients, 21% of all patients

1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 332

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

82

patients, 16% of all patients

2 2
SIMVASTATIN 330

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

80

patients, 15% of all patients

3 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

4 1
LISINOPRIL 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

5 6
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

77

patients, 15% of all patients

6 40
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

7 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

8 21
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

P 9 23
GABAPENTIN 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

10 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

11 10
SERTRALINE HCL 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

12 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

13 4
DONEPEZIL HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

14 16
LATANOPROST 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

15 47
MIRTAZAPINE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

16 14
RANITIDINE HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

17 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

18 9
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

19 27
OMEPRAZOLE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

20 7
OLANZAPINE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

P 21 79
TRAZODONE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

22 22
NYSTATIN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

23 64
NAMZARIC 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

24 188
JANUVIA 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

25 28
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

26 96
TAMSULOSIN HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

26 15
NAMENDA XR 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

28 32
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

29 72
CLOPIDOGREL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

30 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

30 26
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

30 45
ATENOLOL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

33 25
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

33 104
MEMANTINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

35 33
FAMOTIDINE* 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

36 34
VALSARTAN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

37 59
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

38 46
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

38 144
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

40 13
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

41 35
METFORMIN HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

42 12
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

42 49
VALPROIC ACID* 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

44 140
FINASTERIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

45 31
GLIPIZIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 46 55
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

47 19
LEVETIRACETAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

47 30
LAMOTRIGINE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 49 168
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

50 130
LORAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

50 65
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 52 247
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

53 123
OXYCODONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

O 54 77
CARVEDILOL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

55 20
ERYTHROMYCIN* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

A 55 329
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

57 97
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 57 102
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

59 95
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. 27, 2007.
  • 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.