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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,251Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 23 out of 568

$2.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 568

983 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%Patients 65 Years and Older
13% 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

1% of this provider’s 983 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

1% of this provider’s 983 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 6,623 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

62% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 56%.

Prescription Price

$290 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $126 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

7 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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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
SPIRIVA 849 807 1 1
ADVAIR DISKUS 532 491 2 2
SINGULAIR 448 416 3 9
PREDNISONE 395 368 4 4
FORADIL 331 316 10 5 94
OMEPRAZOLE 248 225 6 8
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 219 193 7 24
PULMICORT FLEXHALER 216 207 10 8 123
SYMBICORT 201 176 9 7
ASMANEX 178 173 10 10 59
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 168 160 11 21
RANITIDINE HCL 164 153 12 41
AZITHROMYCIN 161 154 13 17
CLARITHROMYCIN 159 134 10 14 153
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 144 130 15 126
ADCIRCA 143 140 16 80
CARBINOXAMINE MALEATE 139 127 R 10 17 198
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 136 106 18 20
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 123 123 19 107
SEREVENT DISKUS 105 104 10 20 168
QVAR 105 101 20 40
PROAIR HFA 85 79 22 5
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 83 81 23 48
COMBIVENT 71 64 24 28
VENTOLIN HFA 65 50 25 16
AVELOX 64 63 26 128
TRACLEER 63 60 27 129
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 58 48 28 90
DALIRESP 57 53 29 98
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 51 42 30 75
ARCAPTA NEOHALER 50 50 10 31 289
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 Sept. 2, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.