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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,708Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 43

$711K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 43

488 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
85% 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

8% of this provider’s 488 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 488 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 18,038 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$36 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 23.


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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
OMEPRAZOLE 682 623 1 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 614 563 2 2
FUROSEMIDE 526 507 3 4
SIMVASTATIN 494 450 4 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 486 469 5 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 462 414 6 6
LISINOPRIL 413 388 7 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 406 372 8 8
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 311 299 9 31
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 278 233 S3 10 22
NAMENDA 277 269 11 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 257 234 12 9
TRAMADOL HCL 255 244 13 39
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 243 235 14 42
DIGOXIN 242 238 15 35
ATENOLOL 234 211 16 19
METFORMIN HCL 220 200 17 10
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 220 215 17 62
PREDNISONE 216 207 19 32
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 211 206 20 30
MIRTAZAPINE 207 203 21 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 203 177 22 13
ASPIRIN EC 198 186 23 18
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 192 192 24 81
JANUVIA 188 177 25 41
DONEPEZIL HCL 182 174 26 11
CLOPIDOGREL 182 178 26 34
CYMBALTA 180 163 28 37
SPIRIVA 178 170 29 46
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 177 134 30 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 176 144 31 14
FAMOTIDINE 167 157 32 67
BUMETANIDE 166 166 33 142
ALLOPURINOL 166 166 33 66
LEVOFLOXACIN 158 145 35 100
SERTRALINE HCL 153 146 36 20
CEFUROXIME 149 146 37 106
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 146 137 38 36
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 142 137 39 61
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 137 115 40 51
CARVEDILOL 134 124 41 23
PLAVIX 134 117 41 55
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 134 133 41 47
DOC-Q-LACE 133 119 10 44 57
CRESTOR 130 114 45 26
ADVAIR DISKUS 123 110 46 49
RANITIDINE HCL 116 116 47 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 113 113 48 25
RISPERIDONE 107 71 49 70
TAMSULOSIN HCL 105 99 50 28
OLANZAPINE 102 102 51 109
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 98 81 52 91
INSULIN SYRINGE 93 82 53 74
NEXIUM 91 86 54 29
GEMFIBROZIL 90 87 55 144
TAB-A-VITE 89 66 56 177
EXELON 88 88 57 101
QUINAPRIL HCL 86 86 58 127
LANTUS 84 61 59 40
CALCIUM 83 65 10 60 183
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 79 79 61 85
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 77 77 62 105
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 76 70 63 24
AZITHROMYCIN 75 74 64 64
ROPINIROLE HCL 75 75 64 120
DIOVAN 74 74 66 38
AMOXICILLIN 72 65 67 195
GABAPENTIN 72 66 67 16
GLYBURIDE 72 66 R 67 94
FINASTERIDE 71 59 70 53
SINGULAIR 69 69 71 68
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 68 65 72 162
SPIRONOLACTONE 60 56 73 82
CELEBREX 60 60 73 157
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 60 34 73 222
LEVETIRACETAM 59 48 76 54
BUSPIRONE HCL 59 54 76 111
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 58 58 78 55
PERMETHRIN 58 55 78 228
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 58 46 78 228
ZETIA 57 57 81 152
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57 27 81 79
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 56 49 83 108
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 55 50 84 235
OLANZAPINE ODT 55 55 84 235
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55 34 84 115
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 54 51 R 87 238
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 54 54 87 238
MELOXICAM 52 52 89 64
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 50 48 90 252
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. 18, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.