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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,321Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 21 out of 2680

$1.39M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 20 out of 2680

706 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70%Patients 65 Years and Older
99% 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 York
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 706 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 14,087 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 27%.

Prescription Price

$69 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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
SIMVASTATIN 980 678 1 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 700 558 2 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 661 419 3 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 586 465 4 3
RISPERIDONE 566 325 5 67
METFORMIN HCL 565 349 6 6
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 489 300 7 90
LISINOPRIL 476 333 8 5
OLANZAPINE 392 259 9 128
FUROSEMIDE 377 308 10 7
CLOZAPINE 366 105 11 226
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 358 284 12 72
JANUVIA 319 199 13 34
WARFARIN SODIUM 311 259 14 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 311 279 14 28
HALOPERIDOL 309 175 16 153
TAMSULOSIN HCL 300 253 17 25
MIRTAZAPINE 293 225 18 48
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 292 114 R 19 193
ADVAIR DISKUS 265 174 20 32
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 259 210 21 97
VALPROIC ACID 258 155 22 221
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 257 74 23 257
FAMOTIDINE 255 160 24 65
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 242 201 25 20
AMANTADINE 227 191 26 367
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 192 160 27 157
LEVETIRACETAM 185 110 28 94
SPIRIVA 169 123 29 36
OMEPRAZOLE 159 136 30 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 158 137 31 29
CITALOPRAM HBR 154 120 32 22
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 154 113 32 88
SEROQUEL 152 116 34 161
NOVOLIN 70-30 138 71 35 277
ABILIFY 129 86 36 192
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 127 96 37 17
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 122 91 38 194
NOVOLIN R 120 72 39 210
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 117 89 40 9
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 115 89 41 150
LITHIUM CARBONATE 111 46 42 370
AMMONIUM LACTATE 110 72 43 118
PREDNISONE 107 60 44 45
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 107 89 44 11
RANITIDINE HCL 107 92 44 35
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 101 61 47 24
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 100 79 48 472
FINASTERIDE 99 77 49 80
VENTOLIN HFA 98 77 50 61
GABAPENTIN 97 37 51 21
SERTRALINE HCL 93 60 52 23
GLIMEPIRIDE 91 41 53 51
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 90 62 54 361
CLOPIDOGREL 90 69 54 30
LACTULOSE 89 54 56 100
PERPHENAZINE 89 29 56 416
NAPROXEN 87 60 58 91
HYDRALAZINE HCL 83 73 59 99
LANTUS 83 54 59 70
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 80 50 61 140
NEXIUM 79 53 62 19
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 79 60 S2 62 106
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 78 47 64 430
PLAVIX 76 66 65 41
LATANOPROST 76 64 65 195
ATENOLOL 75 72 67 14
SANTYL 75 35 67 144
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 75 46 67 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 72 42 70 10
NIFEDIPINE ER 72 38 70 73
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 72 63 70 55
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 71 49 73 170
TRAZODONE HCL 69 47 74 60
GLIPIZIDE 69 55 74 71
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 68 56 76 189
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 67 20 77 111
CARVEDILOL 62 55 78 27
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 61 44 79 57
DIGOXIN 61 51 79 59
RAMIPRIL 57 55 81 49
PAROXETINE HCL 56 48 82 62
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 55 49 83 38
FLUOXETINE HCL 55 40 83 76
OLANZAPINE ODT 54 34 85 444
PROAIR HFA 53 32 86 52
MEGESTROL ACETATE 53 50 R 86 296
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 52 37 88 85
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 51 45 89 207
TIMOLOL MALEATE 50 41 90 366
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. 10, 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.