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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Critical Care Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,197Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 31

$648K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 31

347 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%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

12% of this provider’s 347 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 11,760 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 51%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $247 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 13.


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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 1,124 963 1 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 570 544 2 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 482 442 3 6
SIMVASTATIN 355 313 4 4
CITALOPRAM HBR 343 329 5 15
RANITIDINE HCL 306 293 6 23
FUROSEMIDE 302 282 7 9
LISINOPRIL 257 212 8 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 210 201 9 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 208 208 10 28
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 202 185 11 34
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 197 176 12 20
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 190 188 13 39
METFORMIN HCL 185 168 14 21
MIRTAZAPINE 167 141 15 43
LOVASTATIN 154 149 16 45
LANTUS 149 130 17 46
SANTYL 142 134 18 22
NAMENDA 129 129 19 32
GABAPENTIN 129 106 19 49
CLOPIDOGREL 127 116 21 33
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 126 120 22 26
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 120 100 23 51
LACTULOSE 120 117 23 51
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 115 88 25 30
SERTRALINE HCL 113 113 26 31
LIDOCAINE 110 105 27 53
LEVETIRACETAM 110 85 27 53
OMEPRAZOLE 106 96 29 8
HALOPERIDOL 105 104 30 55
SPIRONOLACTONE 104 81 31 44
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 103 103 32 41
DIGOXIN 102 102 33 56
BUDESONIDE 100 77 34 57
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 98 94 35 58
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 92 86 36 60
TAMSULOSIN HCL 90 90 37 40
PLAVIX 86 84 38 37
MUPIROCIN 83 81 39 61
FINASTERIDE 83 78 39 61
OLANZAPINE 82 68 41 63
GLIPIZIDE 78 48 42 66
PROCRIT 77 76 43 67
ATENOLOL 77 76 43 38
JANUVIA 77 73 43 46
CARVEDILOL 73 48 46 68
RISPERIDONE 71 68 47 70
NOVOLIN R 70 68 48 71
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 69 57 49 72
PREDNISONE 68 50 50 7
CLONIDINE HCL 67 67 51 73
TAMIFLU 64 57 52 77
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 64 40 52 77
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 64 60 52 23
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 63 61 55 79
HYDRALAZINE HCL 59 59 56 80
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 59 57 56 80
BACLOFEN 58 30 58 85
DIOVAN 57 57 59 86
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 57 57 59 42
ARICEPT 55 55 61 89
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 55 43 S2 61 89
TRAVATAN Z 52 36 63 95
CEFTRIAXONE 52 45 63 95
LATANOPROST 52 51 63 95
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 51 43 66 35
HYDROCORTISONE VALERATE 50 24 67 101
TRAMADOL HCL 50 35 67 101
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 Sept. 2, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.