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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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14,187Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

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

$845K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 23 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

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

63% 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

3% of this provider’s 437 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

49% of this provider’s 521 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 521 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$60 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

$803K

2014

$863K

2015

$845K

2016

Number of Claims

14,697

2014

14,821

2015

14,187

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 899

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

772

prescriptions.

150

patients, 29% of all patients

1 1
SIMVASTATIN 501

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

101

patients, 19% of all patients

2 5
OMEPRAZOLE 409

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

84

patients, 16% of all patients

3 7
CARVEDILOL 391

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

4 20
METFORMIN HCL 373

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

5 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 355

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

6 19
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

7 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

8 106
LIDOCAINE 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

85

patients, 16% of all patients

9 81
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

10 4
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

11 35
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

12 13
LISINOPRIL 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

12 6
FUROSEMIDE 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

14 3
GABAPENTIN 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

15 11
PREDNISONE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

118

patients, 23% of all patients

16 39
AZITHROMYCIN 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

106

patients, 20% of all patients

A 17 82
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

18 9
LEVOFLOXACIN 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

120

patients, 23% of all patients

A 19 88
PROAIR HFA 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

20 90
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

21 38
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

22 62
ALPRAZOLAM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

23 54
BENAZEPRIL HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

24 234
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

25 58
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

81

patients, 16% of all patients

26 72
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

27 42
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

28 43
VENTOLIN HFA 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

29 57
TAMSULOSIN HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

30 15
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

31 24
ACARBOSE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

32 115
SYMBICORT 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

33 91
GLIPIZIDE ER 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

34 98
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

O 34 68
RANITIDINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

36 29
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

37 21
CLONIDINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

37 105
METFORMIN HCL ER 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

39 86
CLOPIDOGREL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

40 18
NAPROXEN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

41 129
JANUVIA 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

42 28
IBUPROFEN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

43 152
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

44 8
PAROXETINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

45 110
ADVAIR DISKUS 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

46 70
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

47 157
ATENOLOL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

47 25
GLIPIZIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

49 55
LOVASTATIN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

49 101
TRAMADOL HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

O 49 69
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

52 50
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

O 53 243
CRESTOR 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

54 36
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

54 102
LABETALOL HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 56 125
SYNTHROID 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

56 76
FAMOTIDINE* 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

58 34
AMOXICILLIN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

A 58 244
MECLIZINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

60 111
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

60 122
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 62 23
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

A 62 100
NEXIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

64 56
AZELASTINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

65 263
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 66 279
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 8, 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.