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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,269Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 131

$816K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 131

595 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
98% 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 avg Average for
this specialty
in New York
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 595 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 14,052 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 29%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $68 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 22.


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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 York
SIMVASTATIN 650 579 1 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 643 583 2 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 584 491 3 22
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 463 443 4 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 438 379 5 2
MIRTAZAPINE 425 418 6 34
JANTOVEN 392 375 7 84
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 360 327 8 18
FUROSEMIDE 335 308 9 3
LISINOPRIL 314 286 10 6
OMEPRAZOLE 304 273 11 4
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 281 231 12 43
SANTYL 280 258 13 104
WARFARIN SODIUM 260 217 14 9
METFORMIN HCL 259 224 15 8
CARVEDILOL 242 217 16 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 237 214 17 24
LACTULOSE 234 178 18 54
LEVETIRACETAM 230 170 19 37
MUPIROCIN 202 167 20 82
DONEPEZIL HCL 192 188 21 17
RISPERIDONE 187 138 22 42
SEROQUEL 179 153 23 91
OLANZAPINE 176 158 24 99
TRAZODONE HCL 167 159 25 40
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 163 150 26 64
HYDRALAZINE HCL 155 126 27 116
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 153 111 28 50
FAMOTIDINE 143 121 29 44
GABAPENTIN 135 124 30 20
HALOPERIDOL 133 115 31 88
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 132 111 32 87
LATANOPROST 129 123 33 140
DIGOXIN 127 124 34 49
RANITIDINE HCL 125 83 35 35
VALPROIC ACID 121 90 36 155
JANUVIA 118 95 37 32
FINASTERIDE 117 116 38 77
TRAVATAN Z 114 95 39 135
SERTRALINE HCL 111 108 40 27
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 104 93 41 47
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 103 98 42 60
LANTUS 96 84 43 53
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 96 79 43 255
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 95 78 45 29
CLOPIDOGREL 91 84 46 28
SPIRONOLACTONE 89 88 47 86
PLAVIX 86 73 48 36
CLOTRIMAZOLE 86 78 48 216
NAMENDA 85 78 50 26
SSD 82 81 51 115
ATENOLOL 79 71 52 14
NOVOLIN 70-30 76 35 53 225
GEMFIBROZIL 76 46 53 166
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 73 72 55 61
NYSTATIN 73 61 55 141
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 72 61 57 74
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 71 60 R 58 97
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 69 69 59 23
NOVOLIN R 68 63 60 147
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 66 64 61 93
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 66 57 61 122
GLIPIZIDE 65 45 63 68
ABILIFY 64 51 64 110
AMMONIUM LACTATE 64 52 64 76
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63 51 66 12
VANCOMYCIN HCL 63 62 66 176
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 58 54 68 21
LEVEMIR 58 43 68 185
DILTIAZEM HCL 58 56 68 183
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 57 55 71 314
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 57 54 71 45
PILOCARPINE HCL 57 57 71 314
LEVOFLOXACIN 56 52 74 96
CEPHALEXIN 55 50 75 106
PREDNISONE 54 41 76 51
AGGRENOX 53 21 77 212
GLYBURIDE 52 51 R 78 55
LABETALOL HCL 51 38 79 139
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 51 38 79 197
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 Jan. 5, 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.