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Prescriber Checkup

LAWRENCE MUFSON M.D.

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,131Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 175 out of 1290

$355K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 298 out of 1290

596 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92%Patients 65 Years and Older
14% 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 Florida
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 4,755 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$69 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

9 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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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 Florida
WARFARIN SODIUM 299 286 1 22
DIGOXIN 283 263 2 51
SIMVASTATIN 275 267 3 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 274 253 4 14
FUROSEMIDE 265 243 5 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 225 202 6 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 214 204 7 23
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 202 181 8 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 194 170 9 19
LISINOPRIL 178 171 10 5
DIOVAN 167 156 11 53
SPIRONOLACTONE 105 93 12 126
CARVEDILOL 100 85 13 12
ZETIA 92 87 14 165
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 91 91 15 352
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 86 82 16 58
CARTIA XT 85 81 17 335
PRADAXA 83 83 18 179
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 81 81 19 42
ATENOLOL 81 78 19 18
CRESTOR 80 73 21 17
AMIODARONE HCL 78 53 22 300
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76 76 23 20
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 74 72 24 315
XARELTO 71 71 25 307
RAMIPRIL 56 50 26 136
NITROSTAT 55 47 27 160
TOPROL XL 50 50 28 643
CLONIDINE HCL 50 45 28 66
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 Jan. 6, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.