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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,504Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 58 out of 2680

$784K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 113 out of 2680

545 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94%Patients 65 Years and Older
78% 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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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 545 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 545 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 14,386 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 27%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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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
FUROSEMIDE 572 570 1 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 543 540 2 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 502 499 3 8
JANTOVEN 481 480 4 81
RANITIDINE HCL 453 453 5 35
DONEPEZIL HCL 404 404 6 28
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 403 400 7 55
NAMENDA 397 396 8 43
MIRTAZAPINE 364 364 9 48
LISINOPRIL 328 325 10 5
OMEPRAZOLE 307 305 11 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 289 278 12 12
NYSTOP 242 240 13 183
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 219 219 14 88
METFORMIN HCL 210 208 15 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 203 201 16 29
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 199 196 17 3
SSD 195 195 18 286
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 190 179 S3 19 13
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 188 188 20 72
RISPERIDONE 180 180 21 67
EXELON 161 161 22 162
SIMVASTATIN 150 150 23 1
SPIRONOLACTONE 136 136 24 86
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 134 130 25 10
TRAZODONE HCL 122 120 26 60
GABAPENTIN 119 116 27 21
LOVASTATIN 116 116 28 37
CLOPIDOGREL 112 112 29 30
DIGOXIN 108 108 30 59
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 107 107 31 16
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 105 105 32 110
PREDNISONE 104 103 33 45
CYMBALTA 103 103 34 56
CITALOPRAM HBR 101 100 35 22
HYDRALAZINE HCL 100 100 36 99
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 95 95 37 171
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 94 94 38 85
CLONIDINE HCL 94 94 38 84
CEFPODOXIME PROXETIL 93 93 40 356
SERTRALINE HCL 88 88 41 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 88 88 41 11
PLAVIX 85 85 43 41
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 85 83 43 227
CARVEDILOL 84 84 45 27
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 83 83 46 90
TAMSULOSIN HCL 82 82 47 25
THERMAZENE 80 80 10 48 368
SANTYL 79 79 49 144
SPIRIVA 78 78 50 36
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 77 69 S2 51 106
HUMALOG 77 77 51 246
ATENOLOL 76 76 53 14
BUMETANIDE 75 72 54 225
ADVAIR DISKUS 74 73 55 32
LIDOCAINE HCL 72 72 56 251
LEVOFLOXACIN 69 69 57 108
LANTUS 65 65 58 70
LEVETIRACETAM 64 64 59 94
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 63 63 60 57
DIOVAN 63 63 60 26
JANUVIA 61 61 62 34
METHADONE HCL 60 60 S2 63 201
CEPHALEXIN 59 59 64 132
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 59 59 64 148
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 56 56 66 44
GLYBURIDE 55 55 R 67 66
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 55 54 67 82
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 55 55 67 189
SEROQUEL 54 54 70 161
LIDODERM 53 53 71 74
MEGESTROL ACETATE 53 53 R 71 296
MELOXICAM 52 52 73 50
BACLOFEN 51 50 74 123
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 June 30, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.