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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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6,515Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 96 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

$315K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 122 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

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

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
94% 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 information is unavailable.

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Antibiotics

10% of this provider’s 300 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$48 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

$442K

2014

$449K

2015

$315K

2016

Number of Claims

8,167

2014

7,632

2015

6,515

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 584

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

579

prescriptions.

100

patients, 33% of all patients

1 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 521

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

83

patients, 28% of all patients

2 9
OMEPRAZOLE 300

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

57

patients, 19% of all patients

3 7
LISINOPRIL 269

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

46

patients, 15% of all patients

4 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 228

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

43

patients, 14% of all patients

5 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 225

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

39

patients, 13% of all patients

6 13
METFORMIN HCL 178

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

7 12
CLOPIDOGREL 165

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

8 18
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

9 2
GABAPENTIN 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

9 11
SIMVASTATIN 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

11 5
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

12 38
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

13 19
VENTOLIN HFA 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

35

patients, 12% of all patients

14 57
CITALOPRAM HBR 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

15 26
PROAIR HFA 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

32

patients, 11% of all patients

16 90
DONEPEZIL HCL 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

16 16
FUROSEMIDE 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

18 3
ADVAIR DISKUS 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

19 70
GLIPIZIDE ER 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

20 98
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

21 135
CRESTOR 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

21 36
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

23 50
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

24 114
JANUVIA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

25 28
RANITIDINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

25 29
FINASTERIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

27 31
MEMANTINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

28 33
SYNTHROID 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 28 76
CARVEDILOL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

30 20
GLIPIZIDE XL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

31 145
NATEGLINIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 31 260
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 Aug. 10, 2013.
  • 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.