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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,379Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 2680

$1.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 47 out of 2680

384 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
93% 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

22% of this provider’s 384 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 384 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 18,680 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 27%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

53 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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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
FUROSEMIDE 885 837 1 7
OMEPRAZOLE 838 786 2 2
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 636 587 3 97
SIMVASTATIN 585 542 4 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 562 534 5 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 558 540 6 29
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 544 525 7 4
CITALOPRAM HBR 540 522 8 22
MIRTAZAPINE 489 489 9 48
DONEPEZIL HCL 476 476 10 28
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 389 367 11 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 379 323 12 12
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 288 263 13 55
LISINOPRIL 288 275 13 5
GABAPENTIN 286 273 15 21
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 265 226 16 157
SERTRALINE HCL 260 247 17 23
TRAMADOL HCL 246 245 18 33
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 244 240 S3 19 13
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 241 215 20 72
TAMIFLU 226 213 10 21 136
METFORMIN HCL 219 181 22 6
PREDNISONE 218 195 23 45
BUSPIRONE HCL 211 172 24 174
LEVOFLOXACIN 197 185 25 108
RANITIDINE HCL 196 171 26 35
LANTUS 159 98 27 70
CYMBALTA 159 133 27 56
TRAZODONE HCL 151 148 29 60
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 150 98 30 150
TAMSULOSIN HCL 150 124 30 25
GLIPIZIDE 136 124 32 71
CLOPIDOGREL 135 130 33 30
JANTOVEN 133 131 34 81
NYSTATIN 127 126 35 160
DIOVAN 122 119 36 26
SEROQUEL 117 108 37 161
RISPERIDONE 115 115 38 67
NYSTOP 115 115 38 183
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 112 110 40 111
DIGOXIN 111 111 41 59
SPIRONOLACTONE 110 107 42 86
NITROFURANTOIN 109 100 43 359
ATENOLOL 108 108 44 14
NOVOLIN R 106 98 45 210
BACLOFEN 105 86 46 123
ABILIFY 104 104 47 192
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 103 102 48 11
SPIRIVA 102 90 49 36
PLAVIX 100 100 50 41
NAMENDA 99 99 51 43
LACTULOSE 98 57 52 100
LIDOCAINE HCL 97 95 53 251
BUDESONIDE 97 91 53 299
CEFTRIAXONE 96 91 55 272
KLOR-CON M20 90 89 56 101
FENTANYL 89 85 S2 57 102
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 89 87 57 90
CARVEDILOL 88 87 59 27
LEVETIRACETAM 86 53 60 94
CEPHALEXIN 85 81 61 132
GLIPIZIDE XL 83 69 62 87
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 82 81 63 137
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 79 71 64 148
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77 69 65 9
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 76 76 66 110
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 75 73 67 145
MELOXICAM 72 72 68 50
PRADAXA 71 71 69 203
SUCRALFATE 68 66 70 269
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 68 59 70 38
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 66 66 72 88
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 63 62 R 73 95
MORPHINE SULFATE 63 62 S2 73 256
HYDROCORTISONE 61 61 75 208
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 59 59 76 18
VANCOMYCIN HCL 59 57 76 274
LAMOTRIGINE 59 43 76 232
ALLOPURINOL 58 57 79 42
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 58 50 79 17
DETROL LA 57 57 81 217
MUPIROCIN 57 56 81 152
LIDODERM 57 57 81 74
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 57 31 81 10
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 55 55 85 207
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 55 47 85 20
TIMOLOL MALEATE 54 54 87 366
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 54 53 87 135
ENULOSE 54 23 87 386
SYMBICORT 53 42 90 114
SANTYL 53 52 90 144
HYDROXYZINE HCL 50 48 R 92 212
BUPROPION HCL 50 32 92 377
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 50 40 92 171
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 Oct. 9, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.