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Prescriber Checkup

AUSTIN TSAI M.D.

1134 STATE ROUTE 29 GREENWICH FAMILY HEALTH CENTER

Greenwich | New York | 12834

(518) 692-9861

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,996Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 2680

$1.51M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 17 out of 2680

632 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
86% 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

12% of this provider’s 632 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

24% of this provider’s 632 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 24,710 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

30% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 27%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

44 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
JANTOVEN 1,456 1,346 10 1 81
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,037 898 S3 2 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 951 878 3 4
FUROSEMIDE 924 856 4 7
OMEPRAZOLE 663 589 5 2
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 638 591 6 55
LISINOPRIL 588 490 7 5
SIMVASTATIN 575 532 8 1
SERTRALINE HCL 550 430 9 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 534 523 10 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 533 525 11 11
ATENOLOL 493 468 12 14
RANITIDINE HCL 470 425 13 35
NAMENDA 434 421 14 43
KLOR-CON M10 340 305 15 185
INSULIN SYRINGE 335 274 16 187
TAMIFLU 330 299 10 17 136
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 323 301 18 3
GABAPENTIN 308 241 19 21
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 300 282 20 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 287 277 21 22
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 286 245 22 170
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 282 281 23 57
TORSEMIDE 280 264 24 169
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 266 202 25 10
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 259 208 26 110
DIGOXIN 253 214 27 59
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 249 192 28 9
CYMBALTA 247 200 29 56
DIOVAN 206 206 30 26
FENTANYL 195 157 S2 31 102
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 194 182 32 44
CLOPIDOGREL 190 190 33 30
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 188 169 34 72
TAMSULOSIN HCL 186 173 35 25
METFORMIN HCL 180 155 36 6
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 175 150 37 194
SPIRONOLACTONE 174 147 38 86
FLUOXETINE HCL 171 117 39 76
TRAZODONE HCL 167 113 40 60
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 166 161 41 88
OLANZAPINE 166 141 41 128
CARVEDILOL 162 125 43 27
VESICARE 157 151 44 214
METFORMIN HCL ER 154 118 45 53
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 153 151 46 82
BACLOFEN 153 85 46 123
METHENAMINE HIPPURATE 151 135 48 352
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 148 148 49 18
FINASTERIDE 144 132 50 80
VOLTAREN 141 140 51 103
PREDNISONE 136 136 52 45
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 136 111 52 90
ALLOPURINOL 134 133 54 42
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 133 124 55 17
SEROQUEL 132 120 56 161
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 130 117 57 20
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 121 117 58 137
PAROXETINE HCL 118 118 59 62
PLAVIX 115 115 60 41
ADVAIR DISKUS 111 107 61 32
NEXIUM 111 84 61 19
LEVETIRACETAM 107 97 63 94
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 106 93 64 24
CALCITONIN-SALMON 105 94 65 265
RAMIPRIL 103 90 66 49
CRESTOR 102 71 67 15
LATANOPROST 99 99 68 195
RISPERIDONE 99 86 68 67
SANTYL 97 97 70 144
FAMOTIDINE 95 83 71 65
ERYTHROMYCIN 92 76 72 354
COMBIVENT 91 90 73 129
TETANUS-DIPHTERIA-DECAVAC 89 84 10 74 480
LEVOFLOXACIN 88 82 75 108
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 87 87 76 16
TRAMADOL HCL 86 86 77 33
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 85 44 78 135
ROZEREM 85 85 10 78 484
MIRTAZAPINE 84 73 80 48
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 83 83 81 322
LUMIGAN 82 82 82 351
HYDROCORTISONE 81 74 83 208
TRAVATAN Z 74 74 84 234
BUPROPION XL 72 61 85 233
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 71 61 86 111
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 68 33 87 150
DETROL LA 67 66 88 217
CARBAMAZEPINE 67 16 88 184
BUDESONIDE 67 67 88 299
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 67 64 88 85
NIFEDIPINE ER 65 52 92 73
CLONIDINE HCL 64 54 93 84
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 63 30 94 166
HUMULIN R 63 63 94 328
PROPRANOLOL HCL 63 37 94 158
LEXAPRO 62 62 97 218
ABILIFY 62 39 97 192
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 60 55 S2 99 106
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 59 53 100 145
LIPITOR 56 36 101 78
GLIPIZIDE ER 56 52 101 116
NASONEX 56 35 101 206
VENTOLIN HFA 55 49 104 61
EXELON 55 55 104 162
MECLIZINE HCL 54 52 106 105
TRANSDERM-SCOP 54 14 106 425
PACERONE 54 41 106 546
LACTULOSE 53 18 109 100
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 53 41 109 38
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53 53 109 31
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 53 53 109 207
BYSTOLIC 52 44 113 104
CLINDAMYCIN PHOSPHATE 52 52 113 469
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 51 46 115 68
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 51 45 115 237
ROPINIROLE HCL 50 43 117 143
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 50 47 117 109
AMOXICILLIN 50 41 117 142
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 June 5, 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.