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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,103Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 43

$540K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 43

209 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96%Patients 65 Years and Older
94% 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 York
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

29% of this provider’s 209 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 209 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 10,477 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 26%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

53 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 23.


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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
WARFARIN SODIUM 552 552 1 8
FUROSEMIDE 551 551 2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 508 485 3 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 349 323 4 5
LISINOPRIL 293 254 5 3
RANITIDINE HCL 266 266 6 21
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 236 232 7 51
CARVEDILOL 212 212 8 23
NAMENDA 204 203 9 17
SIMVASTATIN 199 175 10 1
DONEPEZIL HCL 199 188 10 11
CYMBALTA 190 165 12 37
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 189 179 13 48
DIGOXIN 183 170 14 35
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 177 166 15 6
LEVETIRACETAM 169 143 16 54
OMEPRAZOLE 158 147 17 7
MIRTAZAPINE 150 146 18 15
NOVOLIN R 147 129 19 103
ATENOLOL 147 147 19 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 139 139 21 28
SERTRALINE HCL 133 112 22 20
GABAPENTIN 126 109 23 16
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 125 115 24 132
LANTUS 121 115 25 40
FINASTERIDE 116 115 26 53
PAROXETINE HCL 112 112 27 76
CITALOPRAM HBR 109 109 28 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 105 89 29 13
GLIPIZIDE 102 102 30 43
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 96 91 31 12
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 96 92 31 91
PREDNISONE 94 87 33 32
RISPERIDONE 93 80 34 70
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 91 91 35 30
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 91 91 S3 35 22
ADVAIR DISKUS 85 85 37 49
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 81 60 38 151
NOVOLIN 70-30 78 65 39 187
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77 66 40 9
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 72 69 S2 41 87
LEVOFLOXACIN 71 69 42 100
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 65 47 43 31
ENULOSE 64 57 44 155
FAMOTIDINE 62 62 45 67
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 61 61 46 81
METHADONE HCL 61 49 S2 46 165
TIZANIDINE HCL 61 51 46 219
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 61 61 46 25
CLOPIDOGREL 60 60 50 34
LIDODERM 60 60 50 104
PRADAXA 59 59 52 225
TRAVATAN Z 58 58 53 137
LAMOTRIGINE 57 57 54 161
SPIRIVA 56 56 55 46
EXELON 53 53 56 101
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 52 52 57 85
LACTULOSE 52 47 57 88
METFORMIN HCL 50 50 59 10
CLOTRIMAZOLE 50 49 59 252
SEROQUEL 50 47 59 136
TAMIFLU 50 49 59 133
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.