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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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33,945Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 43

$5,814 Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 42 out of 43

285 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97%Patients 65 Years and Older
99% 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 285 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 285 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 33,419 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

11% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$0 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

119 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 23.


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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 2,101 2,069 10 1 18
PAIN RELIEVER 1,713 1,708 10 2 27
FUROSEMIDE 1,432 1,409 3 4
LISINOPRIL 1,356 1,322 4 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,252 1,236 5 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,042 1,042 6 5
OMEPRAZOLE 910 898 7 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 879 839 8 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 874 862 9 2
CALCIUM 600 + VIT D 837 813 10 10 50
DONEPEZIL HCL 770 770 11 11
CALMOSEPTINE 685 685 10 12 58
SERTRALINE HCL 657 657 13 20
DOC-Q-LACE 584 584 10 14 57
D3-50 537 521 10 15 68
NAMENDA 533 533 16 17
TRAMADOL HCL 532 527 17 39
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 496 496 18 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 444 432 19 30
OYSTER SHELL CALCIUM W-VIT D 432 432 10 20 73
SENNA S 422 422 10 21 75
PREDNISONE 356 356 22 32
MELOXICAM 319 317 23 64
CRANBERRY 317 306 10 24 93
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 314 314 25 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 313 301 26 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 304 295 27 13
CYMBALTA 283 283 28 37
DIGOXIN 280 268 29 35
GABAPENTIN 279 279 30 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 278 278 31 25
GLIPIZIDE 272 272 32 43
VITAMIN B-12 248 248 10 33 107
BENGAY ULTRA STRENGTH 226 223 10 34 112
CALCIUM ANTACID 216 207 10 35 116
OYST-CAL-D 210 210 10 36 119
PAROXETINE HCL 203 203 37 76
FINASTERIDE 194 194 38 53
LORATADINE 193 193 39 125
PLAVIX 191 191 40 55
METFORMIN HCL 184 138 41 10
ARTHRITIS PAIN RELIEF 177 177 10 42 134
CLOPIDOGREL 173 173 43 34
VITAMIN D2 154 154 44 91
ALPRAZOLAM 154 151 44 145
DETROL LA 153 143 46 113
ACID REDUCER 152 152 10 47 146
CARVEDILOL 149 149 48 23
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 140 127 49 108
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 140 131 49 48
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 139 139 51 47
SPIRIVA 135 134 52 46
FLUOXETINE HCL 132 132 53 155
ROPINIROLE HCL 131 131 54 120
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 131 131 54 33
LEVETIRACETAM 120 120 56 54
FERROUS SULFATE 118 118 57 162
PRESERVISION AREDS 114 114 10 58 166
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 111 110 S3 59 22
TRAZODONE HCL 109 109 60 59
MIDODRINE HCL 109 109 60 168
GLIPIZIDE XL 108 108 62 95
CEFUROXIME 105 104 63 106
SENNA 103 103 64 170
SPIRONOLACTONE 96 96 65 82
FOLIC ACID 94 94 66 175
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 94 94 66 36
PREVACID 24HR 92 92 10 68 176
RANITIDINE HCL 90 90 69 21
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 88 88 70 85
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 85 85 S3 71 97
LANTUS 81 81 72 40
ATENOLOL 80 80 73 19
SLOW RELEASE IRON 78 70 10 74 187
LYRICA 78 67 74 129
FLOVENT HFA 77 66 76 191
TERAZOSIN HCL 75 75 77 193
VENTOLIN HFA 74 64 78 63
TAMSULOSIN HCL 72 72 79 28
ASPIRIN 68 68 80 203
EXELON 68 68 80 101
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 67 67 82 61
SIMVASTATIN 66 66 83 1
RISPERIDONE 65 65 84 70
BUPROPION HCL SR 64 64 85 212
ANALGESIC 64 64 10 85 212
LORAZEPAM 64 64 85 212
HUMULIN 70-30 61 61 88 219
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 60 59 89 55
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 60 58 89 62
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 59 59 91 105
LIDODERM 59 59 91 104
JANTOVEN 59 59 91 44
LATANOPROST 58 58 94 228
INSULIN SYRINGE 57 57 95 74
BUSPIRONE HCL 57 57 95 111
ACIDOPHILUS 56 56 10 97 233
HYDRALAZINE HCL 55 55 98 71
SEROQUEL 55 51 98 136
DETROL 55 45 10 98 235
BROMOCRIPTINE MESYLATE 53 53 101 241
LOXAPINE 53 53 101 241
SORBITOL 52 52 10 103 245
PRIMIDONE 52 52 103 245
ARTIFICIAL TEARS 52 52 103 245
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 Oct. 9, 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.