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Prescriber Checkup

GERMAINE SAINT-AUDE MD

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,828Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 20 out of 244

$14.7K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 237 out of 244

222 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%Patients 65 Years and Older
100% 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

6% of this provider’s 222 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 222 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 12,650 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 27%.

Prescription Price

$1 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

62 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
ASPIRIN EC 481 448 1 63
DOCUSIL 390 351 10 2 139
VITAMIN D2 341 308 3 129
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 292 272 4 2
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 270 253 5 47
ONCE DAILY 268 237 10 6 194
OMEPRAZOLE 258 234 7 6
FUROSEMIDE 246 232 8 3
SENNO 233 225 10 9 201
WARFARIN SODIUM 227 188 10 8
METFORMIN HCL 209 185 11 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 209 198 11 11
OYSTER SHELL CALCIUM W-VIT D 204 198 13 210
LISINOPRIL 202 198 14 7
PAIN RELIEVER 186 174 10 15 246
JANUVIA 176 153 16 32
LACLOTION 152 133 17 237
FERROUS SULFATE 148 141 18 141
SIMVASTATIN 142 124 19 1
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 141 131 20 61
VITAMIN D 135 131 21 123
GABAPENTIN 131 107 22 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 130 117 23 5
TRAMADOL HCL 118 114 24 53
TAMSULOSIN HCL 116 112 25 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 111 102 26 17
RAMIPRIL 100 82 27 58
LORATADINE 99 89 28 304
ADVAIR DISKUS 95 90 29 40
ATENOLOL 93 77 30 18
RISPERIDONE 93 78 30 36
LANSOPRAZOLE 90 89 32 142
SILTUSSIN DM DAS COUGH FORMULA 88 82 10 33 309
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88 77 33 12
FAMOTIDINE 86 82 35 49
LATANOPROST 84 84 36 79
ARTIFICIAL TEARS 84 83 36 260
Q-TUSSIN DM 84 83 36 311
LEVETIRACETAM 82 62 39 39
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 81 62 40 24
FOLIC ACID 78 73 41 269
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 77 77 42 21
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 76 57 43 4
ASCORBIC ACID 74 74 10 44 322
CLOPIDOGREL 74 64 44 29
INSULIN SYRINGE 74 55 44 128
LEXAPRO 73 69 47 210
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 72 72 48 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 72 72 48 25
MILK OF MAGNESIA 72 66 10 48 329
VITAMIN B-12 71 65 51 233
CALCIUM 71 71 51 330
SPIRIVA 70 68 53 66
MIRTAZAPINE 69 69 54 13
TACTINAL 69 63 10 54 334
NIFEDIPINE ER 67 65 56 64
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 67 49 56 28
DETROL LA 66 66 58 153
GLYBURIDE 66 66 R 58 89
NEXIUM 64 64 60 27
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 64 64 60 44
BISACODYL 63 58 62 345
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 62 56 63 60
SERTRALINE HCL 62 50 63 22
GLIPIZIDE XL 61 59 65 119
LUNESTA 61 61 65 352
AMMONIUM LACTATE 60 55 67 101
LUMIGAN 59 55 68 243
PLAVIX 59 55 68 38
MECLIZINE HCL 58 58 70 156
LANTUS 56 56 71 30
ALLOPURINOL 54 50 72 57
LOVASTATIN 53 53 73 62
DONEPEZIL HCL 52 52 74 9
CLOTRIMAZOLE 52 35 74 205
ZEMPLAR 50 47 76 387
SINGULAIR 50 47 76 77
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 Dec. 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.