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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,366Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 24 providers in this state and specialty

$677K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 57 out of 24 providers in this state and specialty

519 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

35% 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

23% of this provider’s 519 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 21%.

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Opioids

14% of this provider’s 519 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$72 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $129 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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

$577K

2014

$576K

2015

$677K

2016

Number of Claims

9,259

2014

9,285

2015

9,366

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
LISINOPRIL 381

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

1 5
SIMVASTATIN 312

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

74

patients, 14% of all patients

2 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 286

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

3 4
OMEPRAZOLE 277

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

4 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 275

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

5 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 243

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

6 2
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 242

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

7 44
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 240

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

8 23
METFORMIN HCL 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

9 7
FUROSEMIDE 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

10 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

11 12
MELOXICAM 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

12 30
FENOFIBRATE* 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

13 132
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

14 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

O 15 14
ALPRAZOLAM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

16 24
CLOPIDOGREL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

17 16
ATENOLOL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

18 22
METFORMIN HCL ER 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

19 64
GABAPENTIN 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

19 9
CELECOXIB 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

21 119
GLIPIZIDE ER 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

22 163
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

23 8
SERTRALINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

24 26
FINASTERIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

25 32
RAMIPRIL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

25 72
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

27 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

28 15
ALLOPURINOL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

29 55
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

30 107
WARFARIN SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

31 18
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

32 240
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

32 63
BUPROPION XL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

34 129
SYMBICORT 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

35 45
JANUMET 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

36 161
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

37 37
TRAMADOL HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O 38 40
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

39 17
LORAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 39 79
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

41 81
DULOXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 42 41
PAROXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 43 101
PROAIR HFA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

43 50
PREDNISONE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

45 21
AZITHROMYCIN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

A 46 36
VENTOLIN HFA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

46 35
VALSARTAN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 48 53
CRESTOR 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

48 29
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 March 3, 2017.
  • 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.