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Prescriber Checkup

ANASTASIA ASANOV MD

760 BROADWAY WOODHULL HOSPITAL MEDICINE DEPARTMENT

Brooklyn | New York | 11206

(718) 963-5806

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,914Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 281 out of 5176

$826K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 414 out of 5176

371 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64%Patients 65 Years and Older
92% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 9,900 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

34% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 30%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $69 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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
SIMVASTATIN 657 497 1 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 627 422 2 6
OMEPRAZOLE 462 336 3 3
CRESTOR 447 320 4 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 424 362 5 2
METFORMIN HCL 398 264 6 7
JANUMET 393 294 7 77
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 391 274 8 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 321 239 9 14
FUROSEMIDE 316 271 10 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 283 173 11 55
NEXIUM 265 200 12 16
ACARBOSE 247 207 13 223
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 241 201 14 18
GLIPIZIDE 232 136 15 63
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 214 166 16 35
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 211 131 17 23
ADVAIR DISKUS 209 139 18 32
SINGULAIR 207 149 19 62
GABAPENTIN 202 127 20 21
LOVAZA 192 170 21 43
TAMSULOSIN HCL 190 113 22 20
RANITIDINE HCL 176 118 23 36
ALCOHOL SWABS 165 103 24 115
VENTOLIN HFA 160 86 25 64
RAMIPRIL 156 84 26 50
LISINOPRIL 155 106 27 5
TRAMADOL HCL 152 111 28 40
JANUVIA 151 127 29 25
ATENOLOL 150 145 30 12
PROVENTIL HFA 144 104 31 226
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 140 84 32 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 122 93 33 9
CARVEDILOL 121 75 34 24
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 115 65 35 38
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 109 80 36 17
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 108 69 37 123
CLOPIDOGREL 108 75 37 26
NIFEDIPINE ER 100 86 39 48
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 98 60 40 22
CALCITRIOL 95 88 41 261
SINGLE USE SWAB 94 57 42 108
LOVASTATIN 89 70 43 46
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 85 61 44 198
PROAIR HFA 85 58 44 60
PLAVIX 83 70 46 29
INSULIN SYRINGE 77 60 47 137
NAPROXEN 71 32 48 95
GLYSET 71 48 48 426
HYDRALAZINE HCL 71 60 48 73
PEN NEEDLE 63 31 51 144
SURE COMFORT ALCOHOL 63 37 51 344
LANTUS 62 53 53 66
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61 42 54 49
AVODART 58 52 55 107
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 57 35 56 70
IBUPROFEN 56 38 57 72
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 55 31 58 105
FINASTERIDE 54 31 59 69
SERTRALINE HCL 52 17 60 30
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.