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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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39,997Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 2680

$2.22M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 2680

963 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
99%Patients 65 Years and Older
67% 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

8% of this provider’s 963 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 963 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 39,313 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 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 2,435 2,416 1 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 2,127 2,104 2 4
JANTOVEN 1,452 1,422 10 3 81
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,348 1,321 4 8
LISINOPRIL 1,335 1,327 5 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,196 1,189 6 28
OMEPRAZOLE 1,186 1,164 7 2
MIRTAZAPINE 999 995 8 48
NAMENDA 932 932 9 43
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 910 910 10 3
CITALOPRAM HBR 798 793 11 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 724 716 12 11
KLOR-CON M20 535 535 13 101
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 512 512 14 44
CYMBALTA 460 440 15 56
CARVEDILOL 435 435 16 27
GABAPENTIN 428 404 17 21
KLOR-CON 10 423 422 10 18 177
SIMVASTATIN 415 405 19 1
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 409 399 20 57
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 408 397 21 88
METFORMIN HCL 383 383 22 6
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 364 355 23 90
TAMSULOSIN HCL 331 331 24 25
LIDODERM 328 324 25 74
ATENOLOL 327 327 26 14
SERTRALINE HCL 324 324 27 23
CLOPIDOGREL 306 306 28 30
PAROXETINE HCL 297 297 29 62
DIGOXIN 290 290 30 59
EXELON 281 281 31 162
LANTUS 275 263 32 70
PREDNISONE 272 272 33 45
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 254 246 34 82
CLONIDINE HCL 238 238 35 84
DIOVAN 232 231 36 26
LEVETIRACETAM 231 193 37 94
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 221 215 38 16
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 221 221 38 131
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 221 221 38 171
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 216 207 41 72
LATANOPROST 214 214 42 195
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 205 205 43 10
RISPERIDONE 203 172 44 67
TRAZODONE HCL 195 194 45 60
NYSTOP 193 191 46 183
SPIRIVA 192 192 47 36
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 189 187 S3 48 13
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 188 188 49 55
PLAVIX 188 188 49 41
LIDOCAINE 186 186 51 186
HYDRALAZINE HCL 180 180 52 99
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 178 178 53 9
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 172 158 54 24
SPIRONOLACTONE 169 169 55 86
TRAVATAN Z 165 165 56 234
ALLOPURINOL 164 164 57 42
VANCOMYCIN HCL 161 160 58 274
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 156 152 59 20
ADVAIR DISKUS 137 135 60 32
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 134 121 61 29
AZITHROMYCIN 131 129 62 40
GLIPIZIDE 126 126 63 71
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 124 124 64 110
CRESTOR 119 119 65 15
FINASTERIDE 118 118 66 80
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 116 116 67 18
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 115 115 68 138
KLOR-CON M10 112 112 69 185
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 112 109 69 137
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 111 111 71 189
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 107 106 72 85
METOLAZONE 107 106 72 262
PRADAXA 105 105 74 203
QUINAPRIL HCL 105 105 74 79
RANITIDINE HCL 104 104 76 35
SANTYL 103 99 77 144
IBUPROFEN 100 82 78 63
LEXAPRO 98 95 79 218
BUMETANIDE 98 97 79 225
FAMOTIDINE 96 96 81 65
CEFPODOXIME PROXETIL 95 93 10 82 356
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 93 91 83 140
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 92 80 84 111
LACTULOSE 92 88 84 100
JANUVIA 90 90 86 34
LOVASTATIN 89 89 87 37
CALCITRIOL 89 88 87 321
LOPERAMIDE 88 88 89 349
HYDROXYZINE HCL 86 86 R 90 212
LIDOCAINE HCL 85 85 91 251
LEVOFLOXACIN 85 85 91 108
DETROL LA 83 75 93 217
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 83 83 93 150
PROAIR HFA 81 81 95 52
TRAMADOL HCL 81 81 95 33
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 81 76 95 127
AGGRENOX 80 80 98 284
CARTIA XT 80 80 98 432
ABILIFY 80 70 98 192
CEPHALEXIN 79 79 101 132
NITROFURANTOIN 78 78 102 359
NYSTATIN 77 74 103 160
LUMIGAN 77 77 103 351
TORSEMIDE 76 76 105 169
GLYBURIDE 76 76 R 105 66
COMBIVENT 73 71 107 129
TIMOLOL MALEATE 72 72 108 366
OLANZAPINE 70 70 109 128
SEROQUEL 70 67 109 161
AMMONIUM LACTATE 68 68 111 118
RAMIPRIL 66 66 112 49
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 66 66 112 89
HUMALOG 64 50 114 246
HALOPERIDOL 64 64 114 153
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 63 63 116 38
IRBESARTAN 63 63 116 255
ASMANEX 62 62 118 448
RANEXA 61 61 119 173
CYANOCOBALAMIN INJECTION 61 61 119 514
CELEBREX 61 61 119 75
BUSPIRONE HCL 60 60 122 174
ARANESP 58 58 123 528
CEFTRIAXONE 58 58 123 272
METHADONE HCL 57 56 S2 125 201
VERAPAMIL ER 57 57 125 126
LEVEMIR 57 57 125 224
ROPINIROLE HCL 56 56 128 143
GLIMEPIRIDE 55 55 129 51
MONOJECT INSULIN SYRINGE 54 54 130 385
NITROSTAT 54 54 130 291
NEXIUM 54 54 130 19
HYDROXYUREA 54 54 130 463
BACLOFEN 53 19 134 123
PROCRIT 53 53 134 372
AMOXICILLIN 52 51 136 142
METHOTREXATE 51 51 137 557
CLONIDINE 51 51 137 404
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 50 50 139 58
METRONIDAZOLE 50 50 139 287
SYMBICORT 50 50 139 114
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 12, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.