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Prescriber Checkup

JERRY WASSERSTEIN D.O.

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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37,162Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 79

$2.35M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 79

800 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%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
Higher avg Average for
this specialty
in Texas
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 800 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

29% of this provider’s 800 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 32,478 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

46 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 26.


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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 Texas
SIMVASTATIN 1,224 1,083 1 3
LISINOPRIL 1,194 1,004 2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,098 987 3 1
FUROSEMIDE 1,092 1,040 4 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 997 871 S3 5 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 893 791 6 6
TRAMADOL HCL 826 743 7 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 752 641 8 10
RISPERIDONE 744 622 9 24
DONEPEZIL HCL 698 665 10 8
GABAPENTIN 681 546 11 12
NAMENDA 661 635 12 9
MIRTAZAPINE 602 590 13 15
OMEPRAZOLE 585 534 14 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 486 483 15 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 477 433 16 11
CYMBALTA 473 408 17 27
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 450 380 18 20
LANTUS 433 336 19 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 399 314 20 18
TRAZODONE HCL 384 307 21 19
LEVETIRACETAM 363 217 22 43
SERTRALINE HCL 363 347 22 16
LACTULOSE 349 284 24 40
LIDODERM 328 289 25 55
METFORMIN HCL 327 270 26 13
TAMSULOSIN HCL 322 306 27 36
CARVEDILOL 319 295 28 21
NOVOLOG 305 264 29 66
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 302 273 30 28
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 286 232 31 25
CLOPIDOGREL 266 216 32 31
PREDNISONE 261 251 33 54
EXELON 248 248 34 41
PLAVIX 244 223 35 46
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 239 206 36 29
CLONIDINE HCL 234 175 37 49
OLANZAPINE 232 218 38 57
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 220 207 39 50
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 215 200 40 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 215 189 40 22
SANTYL 212 161 42 92
RANITIDINE HCL 211 195 43 33
LATANOPROST 206 172 44 88
LEVOFLOXACIN 205 184 45 68
RAMIPRIL 205 168 45 47
PAROXETINE HCL 205 199 45 87
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 204 204 48 32
NOVOLIN R 202 169 49 39
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 196 184 50 35
SEROQUEL 194 164 51 51
GLIPIZIDE 193 161 52 61
LYRICA 192 166 53 73
DIGOXIN 191 181 54 42
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 188 188 55 44
GENERLAC 186 169 56 103
DIOVAN 182 178 57 56
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 182 178 57 86
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 172 152 59 81
FAMOTIDINE 170 160 60 60
HUMALOG 168 140 61 118
ENULOSE 159 131 62 180
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 151 150 63 83
HYDRALAZINE HCL 150 122 64 67
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 149 137 65 47
CEFTRIAXONE 145 130 66 107
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 145 132 66 37
VALPROIC ACID 143 59 68 117
AMITIZA 140 129 69 185
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 138 112 70 38
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 138 128 70 30
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 136 112 72 93
KLOR-CON M20 134 121 73 63
TRAVATAN Z 134 121 73 100
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 134 129 73 71
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 133 94 R 76 72
BUPROPION HCL 127 105 77 170
SPIRIVA 126 125 78 94
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 123 112 79 58
FINASTERIDE 122 110 80 97
ADVAIR DISKUS 119 105 81 70
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 114 102 82 85
ROPINIROLE HCL 113 113 83 109
BACLOFEN 111 81 84 84
AMIODARONE HCL 110 91 85 123
PROMETHAZINE HCL 108 81 R 86 76
MELOXICAM 107 95 87 52
LIDOCAINE HCL 106 94 88 127
ABILIFY 102 82 89 74
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 101 99 90 110
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 98 92 91 79
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 97 88 92 114
NIFEDIPINE ER 96 76 93 113
LEVEMIR 95 91 94 99
HYDROXYZINE HCL 95 52 R 94 141
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 94 84 96 145
HALOPERIDOL 93 62 97 106
ALLOPURINOL 93 84 97 65
ATENOLOL 93 82 97 45
GEODON 92 33 100 161
ARICEPT 92 92 100 172
NEXIUM 89 67 102 34
FLUOXETINE HCL 89 72 102 124
LEXAPRO 88 75 104 90
CILOSTAZOL 87 87 105 178
NIASPAN 81 59 106 224
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 79 71 107 154
JANUVIA 79 71 107 89
NAPROXEN 78 70 109 120
FENTANYL 77 68 S2 110 101
BUSPIRONE HCL 76 54 111 135
SINGULAIR 75 72 112 108
ACTOS 73 56 113 150
AGGRENOX 73 51 113 147
LOVASTATIN 73 73 113 102
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 73 62 113 59
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 70 60 117 129
FENOFIBRATE 69 46 118 119
NYSTATIN 69 66 118 80
DETROL LA 67 60 120 137
SPIRONOLACTONE 66 66 121 64
RENVELA 65 40 122 173
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 62 29 123 246
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 62 60 123 196
TERAZOSIN HCL 59 49 125 251
GLUCAGEN 59 51 125 148
NYSTOP 58 55 127 203
TRANSDERM-SCOP 58 46 127 156
JANTOVEN 58 58 127 91
GLIMEPIRIDE 57 57 130 77
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 56 53 131 132
TIZANIDINE HCL 56 53 131 142
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 55 40 133 261
SEROQUEL XR 53 43 134 182
AZITHROMYCIN 52 45 135 75
PHENYTOIN 52 43 135 128
GLIPIZIDE ER 52 49 135 171
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 51 49 138 199
HUMULIN R 50 36 139 129
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 50 46 139 115
ENABLEX 50 38 139 210
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 April 4, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.