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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,775Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 192

$1.63M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 192

712 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
95% 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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 712 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 25,254 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

37% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 27%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $90 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 7.


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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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,351 1,283 1 14
SIMVASTATIN 1,133 1,085 2 12
OMEPRAZOLE 1,064 939 3 18
NEXIUM 981 819 4 25
FAMOTIDINE 975 923 5 27
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 789 742 6 36
METFORMIN HCL 642 574 7 32
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 627 578 8 42
METFORMIN HCL ER 622 572 9 43
LISINOPRIL 570 532 10 24
CRESTOR 524 454 11 40
GLIMEPIRIDE 505 479 12 48
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 455 435 13 30
GABAPENTIN 431 398 14 3
DIOVAN 411 377 15 50
DONEPEZIL HCL 410 410 16 38
VOLTAREN 410 385 16 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 390 321 18 49
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 390 375 18 39
MELOXICAM 336 318 20 4
CARVEDILOL 325 284 21 58
JANUVIA 307 283 22 59
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 298 264 23 61
FUROSEMIDE 298 273 23 28
SINGULAIR 289 245 25 62
MECLIZINE HCL 270 255 26 57
DIOVAN HCT 269 257 27 67
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 269 256 27 53
NABUMETONE 258 210 29 53
GLIPIZIDE XL 227 201 30 76
ACARBOSE 222 194 31 78
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 213 159 32 80
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 212 200 33 52
HYDROCORTISONE VALERATE 209 183 10 34 81
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 182 163 35 71
CELEBREX 179 168 36 9
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 177 158 37 20
CILOSTAZOL 177 161 37 84
PLAVIX 174 172 39 85
ADVAIR DISKUS 164 158 40 89
BUSPIRONE HCL 164 137 40 74
CLOPIDOGREL 164 160 40 79
CARAFATE 152 141 43 93
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 145 142 R 44 96
PROCTOZONE-HC 139 125 45 97
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 139 119 45 97
RAMIPRIL 138 138 47 99
PAROXETINE HCL 135 131 48 70
ZETIA 129 92 49 100
LIPITOR 129 121 49 100
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 122 113 51 102
JANUMET 121 110 52 105
PROAIR HFA 121 98 52 105
ONGLYZA 120 120 54 107
SUCRALFATE 118 100 55 109
LOVAZA 118 96 55 75
ATENOLOL 115 106 57 86
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 114 107 58 110
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 114 114 58 110
BENICAR HCT 112 91 60 112
AMMONIUM LACTATE 112 101 60 112
TAMSULOSIN HCL 110 99 62 64
BENICAR 108 84 63 115
SPIRIVA 108 105 63 115
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 106 78 S3 65 51
MOMETASONE FUROATE 106 99 65 118
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 105 103 R 67 44
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 105 105 67 119
BYSTOLIC 105 95 67 119
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 104 104 70 121
EVISTA 101 101 71 123
MICARDIS 101 93 71 123
SYMBICORT 100 80 73 125
FELODIPINE ER 96 96 74 127
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 93 91 75 68
TRAZODONE HCL 90 87 76 47
IBUPROFEN 85 83 77 56
DETROL LA 85 79 77 132
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 85 56 R 77 17
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 84 77 80 134
VESICARE 84 70 80 134
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 83 83 82 77
WARFARIN SODIUM 82 82 83 31
AZITHROMYCIN 80 70 84 137
DEXILANT 80 68 84 137
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 79 71 86 139
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78 77 87 141
DOXEPIN HCL 76 73 88 142
CITALOPRAM HBR 76 72 88 55
AVODART 74 74 90 144
CICLOPIROX 73 71 91 146
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 71 66 92 148
TERAZOSIN HCL 71 71 92 148
PEN NEEDLE 70 64 94 151
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 69 57 95 34
ALLOPURINOL 69 68 95 107
VERAPAMIL ER 67 67 97 153
NAMENDA 65 57 98 72
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 64 58 99 64
AMITIZA 62 50 100 158
GLIPIZIDE ER 61 61 101 159
MICARDIS HCT 61 58 101 159
RANITIDINE HCL 56 51 103 115
BONIVA 56 56 103 162
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 55 51 105 166
NAPROXEN 54 50 106 35
ACTONEL 52 52 107 173
LIDODERM 50 41 108 16
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 May 19, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.