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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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6,499Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 45 out of 24 providers in this state and specialty

$565K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 76 out of 24 providers in this state and specialty

370 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67% Patients 65 Years and Older

43% 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

35% of this provider’s 370 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 21%.

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Opioids

12% of this provider’s 370 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$87 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

$512K

2014

$500K

2015

$565K

2016

Number of Claims

6,669

2014

6,377

2015

6,499

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
OMEPRAZOLE 277

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

59

patients, 16% of all patients

1 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 260

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

55

patients, 15% of all patients

2 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 258

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

66

patients, 18% of all patients

3 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 238

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

50

patients, 14% of all patients

4 2
SIMVASTATIN 227

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

52

patients, 14% of all patients

5 6
LISINOPRIL 212

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

47

patients, 13% of all patients

6 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 166

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

7 13
DULOXETINE HCL 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

8 41
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

9 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

10 8
GABAPENTIN 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

11 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

12 33
LEVOFLOXACIN 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

78

patients, 21% of all patients

A 12 111
PREDNISONE 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

85

patients, 23% of all patients

14 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

14 37
BUPROPION XL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

16 129
TRAZODONE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

17 39
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

17 67
METFORMIN HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

19 7
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

20 17
FUROSEMIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

20 11
METFORMIN HCL ER 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

22 64
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

22 19
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

24 34
VALSARTAN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

25 53
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 26 91
PROAIR HFA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

27 50
CHANTIX 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

28 384
MELOXICAM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

29 30
FLUOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 30 98
ALLOPURINOL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

31 55
ALPRAZOLAM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

32 24
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 6, 2015.
  • 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.