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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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42,861Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 36

$752K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 36

2,203 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93%Patients 65 Years and Older
55% 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 Jersey
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

1% of this provider’s 2,203 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 2,203 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 40,489 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 29%.

Prescription Price

$18 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 24.


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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 Jersey
SIMVASTATIN 2,951 2,866 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 1,908 1,755 2 6
LISINOPRIL 1,829 1,778 3 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,347 1,265 4 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 1,297 1,247 5 14
METFORMIN HCL 1,265 1,209 6 9
SYNTHROID 924 882 7 56
FOLIC ACID 826 789 8 65
WARFARIN SODIUM 811 811 9 5
LORATADINE 785 737 10 67
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 714 666 11 37
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 713 680 12 11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 710 685 13 24
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 705 675 14 26
ATENOLOL 701 676 15 18
ALPRAZOLAM 642 618 16 77
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 580 546 17 60
LOVASTATIN 566 560 18 81
TEMAZEPAM 556 541 19 82
VIAGRA 532 496 20 84
VITAMIN D2 502 475 21 89
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 487 480 22 8
RANITIDINE HCL 473 410 23 62
TAMSULOSIN HCL 460 445 24 23
GLIPIZIDE XL 441 399 10 25 99
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 428 399 26 13
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 404 401 27 33
FUROSEMIDE 390 360 28 4
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 383 369 29 103
GABAPENTIN 378 359 30 20
FAMOTIDINE 354 344 31 17
SERTRALINE HCL 339 330 32 15
CARVEDILOL 325 320 33 21
IBUPROFEN 319 278 34 74
TRAMADOL HCL 314 302 35 39
FINASTERIDE 307 299 36 61
AMMONIUM LACTATE 303 295 37 115
LEVOXYL 292 276 38 107
CICLOPIROX 291 274 39 118
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 287 287 40 100
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 268 262 41 83
PAROXETINE HCL 266 264 42 57
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 265 224 43 32
CETIRIZINE HCL 265 247 43 121
BENICAR 264 262 45 122
GEMFIBROZIL 251 225 46 128
LORAZEPAM 236 227 47 130
KETOCONAZOLE 235 215 48 102
RENAL CAPS 234 219 49 131
MELOXICAM 218 204 50 63
CLOPIDOGREL 217 205 51 30
LANSOPRAZOLE 216 215 52 137
GLIPIZIDE 196 194 53 69
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 190 190 54 147
DIOVAN 185 184 55 36
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 183 172 56 25
VENTOLIN HFA 182 166 57 131
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 180 168 58 150
PLAVIX 177 166 59 42
VOLTAREN 174 166 60 152
GLYBURIDE 173 161 R 61 111
CRESTOR 172 158 62 50
FENOFIBRATE 167 142 63 126
HYDRALAZINE HCL 162 162 64 90
PROCTOZONE-HC 160 151 65 156
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 148 128 66 52
SURE COMFORT 137 137 67 166
AZITHROMYCIN 136 125 68 66
NIFEDIPINE ER 135 127 69 169
LIDODERM 130 123 70 41
AFEDITAB CR 129 123 71 176
LANOXIN 129 128 71 176
DONEPEZIL HCL 127 127 73 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 126 108 74 31
ALLOPURINOL 123 118 75 59
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 121 100 S3 76 70
NAPROXEN 120 108 77 185
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 118 112 78 79
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 113 110 79 76
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 104 87 80 129
VYTORIN 103 85 81 190
MUPIROCIN 99 95 82 75
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 99 79 82 193
NEXIUM 98 84 84 35
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 97 97 85 113
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 94 88 86 64
GALANTAMINE HBR 94 94 86 195
BENICAR HCT 91 91 88 199
FELODIPINE ER 91 91 88 199
BENAZEPRIL HCL 90 88 90 157
ADVAIR DISKUS 89 89 91 45
MI ACID 87 82 92 204
DIOVAN HCT 87 82 92 118
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 86 86 R 94 206
JANUVIA 85 58 95 47
MOMETASONE FUROATE 82 80 96 165
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 82 82 96 209
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 81 65 98 22
SYMBICORT 79 68 99 161
SINGULAIR 78 68 100 94
DICYCLOMINE HCL 75 74 101 212
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 74 68 102 214
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 73 61 103 3
CLONAZEPAM 72 65 104 218
KLOR-CON 10 72 72 104 171
LACTULOSE 71 69 106 27
CILOSTAZOL 71 71 106 223
NASONEX 69 63 108 226
PRILOSEC OTC 69 69 108 226
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 69 63 108 151
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 67 65 111 149
ULTICARE 66 54 112 229
MIRTAZAPINE 66 63 112 16
LOPERAMIDE 66 63 112 184
CIALIS 66 57 112 229
METFORMIN HCL ER 65 65 116 162
LYRICA 63 62 117 88
MECLIZINE HCL 63 62 117 124
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 63 60 S3 117 114
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 63 58 117 140
FOLBIC 61 49 121 237
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 59 46 R 122 189
KLOR-CON M20 59 59 122 164
VERAPAMIL ER 59 59 122 182
NYSTATIN 59 57 122 117
PENTOXIFYLLINE 58 58 126 240
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 57 57 127 185
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 57 53 127 101
LEVITRA 55 55 129 245
ZETIA 55 55 129 148
NITROSTAT 54 51 131 248
DILTIAZEM ER 53 53 132 252
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 53 29 132 187
RAMIPRIL 53 53 132 58
ROBAFEN-DM CLEAR 52 49 135 255
ATACAND 52 52 135 255
TERAZOSIN HCL 52 52 135 159
SPIRIVA 51 51 138 73
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.