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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,343Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 374 out of 2680

$895K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 90 out of 2680

234 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
99%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
Higher avg Average for
this specialty
in New York
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 7,275 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

74% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 27%.

Prescription Price

$122 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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
CRESTOR 484 484 1 15
NEXIUM 438 438 2 19
EVISTA 351 351 3 92
LIDODERM 326 326 4 74
CELEBREX 302 302 5 75
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 233 226 6 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 221 214 7 3
DIOVAN HCT 182 182 8 54
LIPITOR 181 178 9 78
EXFORGE 167 167 10 139
TRILIPIX 163 163 11 151
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 157 157 12 167
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 150 150 13 10
SIMVASTATIN 140 133 14 1
BYSTOLIC 139 139 15 104
DIOVAN 131 125 16 26
BENICAR HCT 129 129 17 125
FUROSEMIDE 125 125 18 7
JANUVIA 117 117 19 34
BENICAR 111 111 20 122
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 101 94 R 21 96
CREON 101 101 21 112
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 95 95 23 17
LOVAZA 83 83 24 47
AZOR 80 80 25 188
MELOXICAM 74 74 26 50
CARVEDILOL 72 72 27 27
PLAVIX 68 68 28 41
BONIVA 67 67 29 228
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 65 65 30 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 63 63 31 25
METFORMIN HCL 62 62 32 6
MECLIZINE HCL 62 62 32 105
VYTORIN 52 52 34 200
SINGULAIR 51 51 35 64
ZETIA 51 51 35 69
DEXILANT 50 44 37 133
ACTOS 50 47 37 98
VESICARE 50 50 37 214
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 Feb. 24, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.