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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,887Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 244

$1.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 244

746 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
100%Patients 65 Years and Older
96% 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
Higher avg Average for
this specialty
in New York
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 746 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 20,766 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 27%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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
SIMVASTATIN 1,219 1,217 1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,013 1,011 2 2
LISINOPRIL 626 625 3 7
OMEPRAZOLE 581 581 4 6
CRESTOR 570 569 5 26
DONEPEZIL HCL 542 531 6 9
NEXIUM 532 530 7 27
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 512 512 8 21
ATENOLOL 501 501 9 18
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 498 496 10 28
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 492 492 11 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 482 476 12 16
JANUVIA 465 458 13 32
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 424 416 14 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 415 410 15 12
FUROSEMIDE 349 349 16 3
CARVEDILOL 344 344 17 23
TRAMADOL HCL 331 329 18 53
TRAZODONE HCL 328 328 19 35
METFORMIN HCL 300 291 20 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 282 282 21 11
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 277 267 22 102
HYDRALAZINE HCL 248 248 23 50
VENTOLIN HFA 236 236 24 80
WARFARIN SODIUM 215 215 25 8
TAMSULOSIN HCL 211 206 26 20
GABAPENTIN 204 202 27 14
ADVAIR DISKUS 203 202 28 40
GLIPIZIDE 202 202 29 42
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 193 193 30 88
CITALOPRAM HBR 188 188 31 15
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 182 182 32 74
PROAIR HFA 173 173 33 84
LANTUS 172 172 34 30
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 171 171 R 35 147
FINASTERIDE 169 163 36 52
ALCOHOL SWABS 165 165 37 138
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 163 163 38 67
SPIRIVA 157 157 39 66
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 154 154 40 44
CLOPIDOGREL 154 154 40 29
FELODIPINE ER 146 146 42 181
PAROXETINE HCL 146 146 42 95
RISPERIDONE 144 142 44 36
SINGLE USE SWAB 142 142 45 160
LACTULOSE 133 133 46 48
SINGULAIR 130 124 47 77
NAMENDA 125 125 48 19
CALCITRIOL 124 124 49 162
PLAVIX 120 120 50 38
INSULIN SYRINGE 115 115 51 128
AMMONIUM LACTATE 115 115 51 101
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114 111 53 103
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 110 110 54 47
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 107 107 55 161
ACTOS 97 95 56 121
JANUMET 97 97 56 110
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 95 95 58 31
MIRTAZAPINE 90 90 59 13
RANITIDINE HCL 90 90 59 34
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 88 88 61 17
GLIMEPIRIDE 86 85 62 71
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 86 86 62 228
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 85 85 64 41
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 83 83 65 136
DIGOXIN 83 83 65 45
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 83 83 65 24
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 78 78 68 114
LOVAZA 74 74 69 73
VOLTAREN 73 73 70 146
CLONIDINE 73 73 70 283
MICARDIS 64 64 72 168
LATANOPROST 62 62 73 79
CYMBALTA 61 61 74 56
SERTRALINE HCL 59 59 75 22
FLOVENT HFA 58 58 76 250
SEROQUEL 55 55 77 92
LACLOTION 54 54 78 237
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 54 48 78 91
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 53 53 80 172
MECLIZINE HCL 53 53 80 156
DETROL LA 52 46 82 153
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 9, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.