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Prescriber Checkup

LESLY D' AMBOLA D.O.

511 STATE ST ST. LUKE'S CATHOLIC MEDICAL SERVICES

Camden | New Jersey | 08102

(856) 365-4642

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,222Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 83 out of 2094

$944K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 103 out of 2094

254 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72%Patients 65 Years and Older
94% 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 Jersey
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 254 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 254 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 10,025 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

31% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 32%.

Prescription Price

$71 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

52 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 507 431 1 2
LISINOPRIL 441 346 2 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 336 309 3 11
DIOVAN 334 288 4 13
FUROSEMIDE 327 254 5 6
METFORMIN HCL 325 237 6 8
SIMVASTATIN 321 238 7 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 252 216 8 3
DONEPEZIL HCL 231 226 9 20
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 226 167 10 14
CARVEDILOL 221 165 11 19
LANTUS 218 189 12 66
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 203 179 13 18
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 197 174 14 71
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 190 146 15 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 178 157 16 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 168 165 17 9
HEPARIN SODIUM 161 103 18 244
NOVOLOG 158 105 19 116
CLOPIDOGREL 156 123 20 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 153 112 21 10
RANITIDINE HCL 152 133 22 80
TAMSULOSIN HCL 143 86 23 29
GABAPENTIN 130 84 24 23
LOVAZA 128 72 25 53
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 127 126 26 69
LEVEMIR 124 79 27 241
RISPERIDONE 123 83 28 56
OMEPRAZOLE 119 90 29 4
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 117 96 30 57
ATENOLOL 113 90 31 21
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 111 73 32 46
ABILIFY 110 65 33 165
SERTRALINE HCL 110 65 33 26
NAMENDA 110 110 33 32
FAMOTIDINE 104 87 36 34
NEXIUM 100 80 37 16
KLOR-CON M20 98 91 38 106
PLAVIX 93 70 39 38
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 90 82 40 30
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 87 87 41 102
SPIRIVA 87 47 41 60
LIDODERM 87 63 41 59
ADVAIR DISKUS 86 54 44 36
GLIPIZIDE 85 60 45 82
TRAZODONE HCL 80 53 46 72
HYDRALAZINE HCL 79 76 47 89
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 78 72 S3 48 42
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 75 50 49 90
OXYCODONE HCL 74 19 S2 50 63
GLIPIZIDE ER 74 53 50 126
PAROXETINE HCL 73 73 52 77
VESICARE 73 60 52 152
SEROQUEL 72 62 54 172
BYETTA 66 34 55 369
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 65 57 56 37
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 65 53 56 75
OLANZAPINE 64 64 58 113
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 64 22 58 41
NAPROXEN 63 55 60 84
HALOPERIDOL 63 63 60 196
ZETIA 57 46 62 79
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 57 43 S2 62 40
ACTOS 57 50 62 112
MIRTAZAPINE 53 53 65 43
FINASTERIDE 53 47 65 97
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 53 0 S2 65 192
LYRICA 52 28 68 85
NOVOLIN R 52 40 68 214
SANTYL 50 49 70 114
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 50 37 70 110
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 May 13, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.