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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,597Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 135 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

$290K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 131 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

344 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
100% Patients 65 Years and Older

89% 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

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

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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

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 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

$941K

2014

$880K

2015

$290K

2016

Number of Claims

16,887

2014

14,992

2015

4,597

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 497

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

147

patients, 43% of all patients

1 1
CRESTOR 232

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

71

patients, 21% of all patients

2 36
SIMVASTATIN 205

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

58

patients, 17% of all patients

3 5
METFORMIN HCL 176

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

52

patients, 15% of all patients

4 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 162

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

57

patients, 17% of all patients

5 19
RAMIPRIL 139

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

6 63
LISINOPRIL 128

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

7 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 127

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

8 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 124

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

9 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

10 13
JANUVIA 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

11 28
ATENOLOL 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

12 25
FUROSEMIDE 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

13 3
CLOPIDOGREL 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

14 18
GABAPENTIN 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

15 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

16 2
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

17 38
TAMSULOSIN HCL 86

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

18 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

19 42
FAMOTIDINE* 75

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

20 34
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 74

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

21 4
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 69

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

22 172
NEXIUM 69

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

22 56
CARVEDILOL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

24 20
VOLTAREN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

25 75
OMEPRAZOLE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

26 7
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

27 46
HYDRALAZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

28 37
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.