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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,540Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 1187

$1.56M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 1187

393 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67%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
Higher avg Average for
this specialty
in New Jersey
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 393 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 393 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 12,554 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 30%.

Prescription Price

$76 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $79 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

52 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


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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
RISPERIDONE 820 418 1 58
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 688 415 2 3
SIMVASTATIN 640 390 3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 596 381 4 5
HALOPERIDOL 577 267 5 136
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 553 340 6 79
METFORMIN HCL 488 288 7 7
LITHIUM CARBONATE 435 154 8 195
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 423 329 9 2
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 408 205 R 10 133
OLANZAPINE 400 262 11 107
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 393 220 12 75
GABAPENTIN 390 281 13 23
FUROSEMIDE 389 286 14 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 356 231 15 10
LISINOPRIL 312 198 16 4
LANTUS 265 130 17 77
MIRTAZAPINE 259 211 18 54
DONEPEZIL HCL 258 196 19 26
ENULOSE 238 73 10 20 213
GENERLAC 230 88 21 211
VALPROIC ACID 200 120 22 183
FAMOTIDINE 199 105 23 48
RISPERDAL CONSTA 198 166 24 260
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 188 167 25 99
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 162 136 26 25
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 161 101 27 11
PAROXETINE HCL 161 135 27 81
TRAZODONE HCL 158 70 29 63
ACTOS 156 110 30 101
CLOZAPINE 146 34 31 289
SEROQUEL 146 91 31 189
TAMSULOSIN HCL 145 105 33 29
SERTRALINE HCL 141 55 34 22
LEVETIRACETAM 139 71 35 89
OXCARBAZEPINE 137 51 36 235
NIFEDIPINE ER 134 70 37 141
GEMFIBROZIL 131 35 38 196
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 131 85 38 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 122 78 40 13
MELOXICAM 119 81 41 49
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 108 0 42 250
OLANZAPINE ODT 104 42 43 277
NAMENDA 104 104 43 44
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 104 66 43 118
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 103 66 46 173
KLOR-CON M20 100 61 47 93
MEGESTROL ACETATE 99 72 R 48 185
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 92 60 R 49 285
LOPERAMIDE 89 68 50 333
TRAMADOL HCL 89 58 50 28
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 85 46 52 340
JANUVIA 81 26 53 34
PRIMIDONE 80 49 54 343
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 80 42 54 27
CARVEDILOL 78 78 56 19
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 78 0 56 291
CLOPIDOGREL 76 41 58 33
TIMOLOL MALEATE 73 53 59 281
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 72 28 60 144
HALOPERIDOL LACTATE 72 42 60 350
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 71 22 S2 62 47
PERPHENAZINE 68 30 63 355
FLUOCINONIDE 66 40 64 294
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 65 48 65 12
DIGOXIN 65 45 65 65
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 64 42 67 32
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 64 42 67 42
BACLOFEN 62 46 69 148
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 62 44 S3 69 20
COMTAN 61 51 71 368
SPIRIVA 61 48 71 55
PREDNISONE 60 39 73 61
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 59 0 74 159
RANITIDINE HCL 59 44 74 69
DIOVAN 59 54 74 17
CYMBALTA 59 29 74 60
LACTULOSE 56 0 78 96
OXYCONTIN 55 33 S2 79 76
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55 41 79 9
GLIPIZIDE 54 41 81 71
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 54 51 81 388
CARBAMAZEPINE 53 53 83 203
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 52 42 84 252
SPIRONOLACTONE 52 39 84 98
PLAVIX 51 29 86 52
AZITHROMYCIN 50 41 87 24
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 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.