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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,742Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 277

$1.74M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 277

362 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
91% 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
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this specialty
in New Jersey
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 362 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 362 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 17,184 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

44% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 56%.

Prescription Price

$88 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $137 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

55 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 12.


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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.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in New Jersey
OMEPRAZOLE 585 528 1 9
CRESTOR 510 406 2 25
DIOVAN 475 414 3 24
CARVEDILOL 424 395 4 28
ADVAIR DISKUS 414 311 5 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 368 317 6 7
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 367 308 7 16
LOVAZA 353 274 8 65
METFORMIN HCL 311 276 9 15
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 311 302 9 11
DONEPEZIL HCL 309 298 11 32
SPIRIVA 307 256 12 1
NEXIUM 305 261 13 21
FUROSEMIDE 285 268 14 8
NAMENDA 278 272 15 51
WARFARIN SODIUM 258 237 16 18
SINGULAIR 258 196 16 6
CLOPIDOGREL 253 232 18 26
SIMVASTATIN 251 239 19 5
GLIMEPIRIDE 246 196 20 41
PROAIR HFA 246 193 20 3
LIDODERM 240 233 22 49
TRAMADOL HCL 229 178 23 34
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 201 126 24 19
FAMOTIDINE 194 169 25 33
JANUVIA 191 177 26 50
ENDOCET 187 151 S2 27 55
LACTULOSE 179 172 28 67
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 172 151 29 14
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 172 118 S2 29 37
ASTEPRO 169 136 31 107
MECLIZINE HCL 165 147 32 101
TAMSULOSIN HCL 165 152 32 47
VOLTAREN 164 128 34 97
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 157 139 35 31
MIRTAZAPINE 155 155 36 71
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 150 150 37 59
DIOVAN HCT 140 122 38 40
PLAVIX 139 128 39 38
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 138 102 40 17
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 135 69 41 82
PROMETHAZINE HCL 134 97 R 42 76
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 133 124 43 30
METFORMIN HCL ER 133 101 43 123
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 132 132 45 62
ZETIA 131 104 46 85
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 125 125 47 52
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 122 111 48 43
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 118 107 49 13
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 117 99 50 29
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 116 109 51 72
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 107 107 52 78
CREON 104 92 53 196
EXELON 101 96 54 136
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 99 85 55 115
AVELOX 98 87 56 123
LANTUS 89 69 57 57
CLONIDINE HCL 88 69 58 58
LEVOFLOXACIN 87 76 59 36
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 87 64 59 144
LISINOPRIL 86 86 61 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 86 67 61 35
MICARDIS 85 72 63 206
SYMBICORT 85 56 63 10
AZITHROMYCIN 82 68 65 12
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 80 62 S3 66 134
WELCHOL 80 72 66 125
NOVOLOG 79 74 68 98
DEXILANT 79 58 68 127
SODIUM CHLORIDE 77 77 70 213
CELEBREX 77 67 70 83
MEGESTROL ACETATE 76 71 R 72 161
ENABLEX 76 72 72 184
PREDNISONE 75 55 74 4
MUPIROCIN 75 73 74 88
PATANOL 71 55 76 219
LYRICA 71 55 76 93
TIZANIDINE HCL 67 20 78 222
BENICAR 66 38 79 156
GABAPENTIN 65 61 80 44
SERTRALINE HCL 64 53 81 48
DIGOXIN 63 47 82 53
TOBRAMYCIN-DEXAMETHASONE 63 38 82 171
LEVEMIR 63 57 82 176
MELOXICAM 62 61 85 56
RISPERIDONE 62 62 85 69
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 61 61 87 68
FENTANYL 61 61 S2 87 96
NASONEX 61 58 87 70
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 57 57 90 103
SANTYL 57 54 90 86
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 56 56 92 61
MOMETASONE FUROATE 55 45 93 151
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 54 43 S3 94 99
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 53 47 95 111
LAMOTRIGINE 53 53 95 247
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 53 53 95 164
PAROXETINE HCL 52 52 98 122
PENTOXIFYLLINE 52 42 98 253
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 51 51 100 142
ROPINIROLE HCL 51 51 100 128
MICARDIS HCT 51 42 100 260
ALLOPURINOL 50 47 103 75
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • 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 Feb. 19, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.