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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,934Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 244

$941K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 244

321 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93%Patients 65 Years and Older
90% 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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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 321 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 321 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 15,964 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

53 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 24.


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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 893 829 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 765 741 2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 754 739 3 4
SERTRALINE HCL 607 600 4 22
WARFARIN SODIUM 591 575 5 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 510 485 6 5
OMEPRAZOLE 412 399 7 6
MIRTAZAPINE 378 361 8 13
DONEPEZIL HCL 363 363 9 9
LISINOPRIL 318 312 10 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 294 261 11 2
NAMENDA 265 265 12 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 251 251 13 25
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 249 225 14 17
RISPERIDONE 237 230 15 36
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 236 215 16 33
NOVOLOG 216 185 17 75
LANTUS 203 172 18 30
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 201 184 19 60
NYSTOP 197 197 20 90
DIGOXIN 192 192 21 45
DIOVAN 186 176 22 37
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 170 165 23 68
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 169 169 24 31
GABAPENTIN 161 161 25 14
CLOPIDOGREL 135 122 26 29
CARVEDILOL 129 129 27 23
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 121 119 28 21
PREDNISONE 113 113 29 43
METFORMIN HCL 110 95 30 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 105 105 31 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103 99 32 12
ADVAIR DISKUS 96 91 33 40
CLONIDINE HCL 95 88 34 87
TAMSULOSIN HCL 91 90 35 20
CEPHALEXIN 91 88 35 107
AZITHROMYCIN 88 87 37 70
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 88 87 37 55
JANUVIA 86 80 39 32
SPIRIVA 86 82 39 66
SPIRONOLACTONE 84 84 41 78
NYSTATIN 84 81 41 83
PLAVIX 82 77 43 38
OLANZAPINE 81 79 44 85
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 78 66 45 44
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 78 78 45 137
PAROXETINE HCL 78 78 45 95
LEVETIRACETAM 78 68 45 39
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 78 72 45 125
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 76 73 50 317
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 76 70 50 16
ROPINIROLE HCL 67 45 52 183
TRAZODONE HCL 67 67 52 35
FENTANYL 66 64 S2 54 108
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 66 47 54 41
GLIPIZIDE 65 65 56 42
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 64 59 57 136
LATANOPROST 64 57 57 79
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 62 55 S3 59 46
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 59 46 60 124
HYDROXYZINE HCL 59 47 R 60 245
FLUOXETINE HCL 59 48 60 132
BACLOFEN 58 27 63 104
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 57 53 64 47
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 57 47 64 59
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 56 56 66 156
SEROQUEL 56 56 66 92
CARBAMAZEPINE 55 37 68 254
ATENOLOL 54 54 69 18
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 53 53 70 24
LEVEMIR 53 53 70 159
ABILIFY 51 48 72 167
ALLOPURINOL 51 51 72 57
FINASTERIDE 51 51 72 52
LIDODERM 50 50 75 69
TRAMADOL HCL 50 43 75 53
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.