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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,287Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 609

$1.21M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 609

815 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69%Patients 65 Years and Older
79% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 815 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 815 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 14,636 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 36%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $117 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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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 Jersey
SIMVASTATIN 973 724 1 1
METFORMIN HCL 716 561 2 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 595 446 3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 536 393 4 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 531 382 5 7
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 431 358 6 32
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 401 343 7 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 395 300 8 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 389 316 9 8
FUROSEMIDE 388 325 10 4
LISINOPRIL 279 178 11 12
NEXIUM 262 172 12 13
GLIMEPIRIDE 248 189 13 53
CLOPIDOGREL 241 207 14 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 240 200 15 6
TAMSULOSIN HCL 240 210 15 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 233 217 17 5
GABAPENTIN 231 142 18 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 230 182 19 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 210 207 20 22
CARVEDILOL 201 177 21 14
PLAVIX 193 168 22 25
FAMOTIDINE 187 135 23 50
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 183 144 24 54
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 178 154 25 24
CLONIDINE HCL 176 102 26 83
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 172 98 27 101
TRAMADOL HCL 161 113 28 39
DIOVAN 161 146 28 15
NAMENDA 148 148 30 36
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 146 127 31 40
PROAIR HFA 144 86 32 57
LANTUS 134 115 33 82
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 121 105 34 154
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 118 40 35 63
ADVAIR DISKUS 116 79 36 28
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 113 95 37 120
GEMFIBROZIL 111 55 38 382
ATENOLOL 110 72 39 27
SERTRALINE HCL 109 70 40 61
NAPROXEN 108 70 41 98
SPIRONOLACTONE 107 61 42 105
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 103 67 43 264
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 101 77 44 62
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 98 67 45 183
VERAPAMIL ER 98 85 45 168
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 95 69 47 135
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 95 15 S2 47 72
LABETALOL HCL 95 65 47 316
JANUVIA 94 51 50 34
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93 61 51 77
MIRTAZAPINE 91 85 52 58
LOVAZA 90 40 53 73
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 86 61 54 91
OXYCODONE HCL 83 14 S2 55 23
IBUPROFEN 83 30 55 103
RAMIPRIL 82 69 57 46
INSULIN SYRINGE 82 62 57 140
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 82 59 S3 57 136
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 80 55 60 116
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 79 63 61 49
LACTULOSE 78 68 62 109
ENDOCET 77 12 S2 63 45
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 75 43 R 64 149
FENOFIBRATE 75 53 64 143
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 72 26 R 66 95
NOVOLOG 72 65 66 156
EXELON 72 71 66 142
DIOVAN HCT 71 59 69 31
KETOCONAZOLE 70 41 70 118
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 70 38 S2 70 44
CYMBALTA 68 55 72 76
QUINAPRIL HCL 67 49 73 235
VESICARE 67 50 73 80
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 67 49 73 99
SINGULAIR 65 47 76 78
CRESTOR 65 53 76 16
LIDODERM 65 36 76 81
RISPERIDONE 65 50 76 107
HYDRALAZINE HCL 63 24 80 133
SPIRIVA 63 46 80 43
LIPITOR 62 51 82 47
LEVETIRACETAM 62 41 82 70
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 62 51 82 206
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 62 59 82 173
DIGOXIN 61 55 86 33
AZITHROMYCIN 61 42 86 67
VENTOLIN HFA 60 13 88 212
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 60 38 88 204
VYTORIN 59 54 90 255
LANSOPRAZOLE 58 42 91 178
RANITIDINE HCL 58 53 91 141
COMBIVENT 57 30 93 269
ZETIA 56 16 94 89
FINASTERIDE 55 55 95 37
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 55 33 95 203
TERAZOSIN HCL 54 54 97 259
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 54 45 97 307
CLOTRIMAZOLE 53 44 99 320
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 53 22 R 99 207
ACTOS 52 28 101 145
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 52 30 101 340
AGGRENOX 51 36 103 388
GLYBURIDE 51 42 R 103 132
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 51 33 103 35
FENTANYL 50 31 S2 106 66
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 27, 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.