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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,594Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 62 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

$784K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 31 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

313 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

31% 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 provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

45% of this provider’s 313 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 313 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$91 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$727K

2014

$807K

2015

$784K

2016

Number of Claims

8,968

2014

8,745

2015

8,594

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 318

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

62

patients, 20% of all patients

1 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 295

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

68

patients, 22% of all patients

2 4
FUROSEMIDE 231

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

63

patients, 20% of all patients

3 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

53

patients, 17% of all patients

4 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

45

patients, 14% of all patients

5 1
TAMSULOSIN HCL 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

6 15
SIMVASTATIN 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

45

patients, 14% of all patients

7 5
OMEPRAZOLE 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

43

patients, 14% of all patients

8 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

9 9
OXYCODONE HCL 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

O 10 77
GABAPENTIN 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

11 11
CARVEDILOL 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

12 20
SERTRALINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

13 17
MIRTAZAPINE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

14 14
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

15 58
METFORMIN HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

16 12
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

17 62
CLOPIDOGREL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

18 18
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

19 24
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

O 20 66
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

21 127
DONEPEZIL HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

22 16
TRAZODONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

23 22
LORAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

24 65
PREDNISONE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

24 39
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

26 27
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

26 21
GLIMEPIRIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

26 61
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

29 43
CITALOPRAM HBR 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

30 26
FINASTERIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

31 31
WARFARIN SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 31 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

33 8
CLONAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

34 99
ATENOLOL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

35 25
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

37

patients, 12% of all patients

A 36 100
SYNTHROID 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

37 76
AZITHROMYCIN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

42

patients, 13% of all patients

A 37 82
BYSTOLIC 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

39 180
PRADAXA 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 39 178
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 July 6, 2010.
  • 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.