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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,048Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 568

$1.15M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 568

715 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
83% 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

3% of this provider’s 715 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 715 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 21,034 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 56%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $126 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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
SIMVASTATIN 1,050 884 1 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 907 829 2 6
OMEPRAZOLE 907 791 2 8
MELOXICAM 897 806 4 63
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 712 658 5 42
METFORMIN HCL ER 705 640 6 62
LOVASTATIN 613 545 7 46
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 591 541 8 10
FENOFIBRATE 567 489 9 82
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 525 482 10 23
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 459 384 11 20
GLIMEPIRIDE 457 430 12 55
LISINOPRIL 355 284 13 12
DIOVAN HCT 347 312 14 45
ATENOLOL 340 339 15 25
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 332 328 16 136
GABAPENTIN 309 286 17 36
CRESTOR 302 265 18 31
DONEPEZIL HCL 290 288 19 34
DIOVAN 290 263 19 29
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 284 253 21 14
MECLIZINE HCL 276 213 22 91
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 275 250 23 99
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 269 212 24 88
NEXIUM 268 243 25 27
HYDROCODONE BIT-IBUPROFEN 254 200 S3 10 26 140
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 250 224 27 30
TAMSULOSIN HCL 230 213 28 35
CLOPIDOGREL 226 211 29 38
CARVEDILOL 205 197 30 37
METFORMIN HCL 205 176 30 13
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 182 153 32 21
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 177 164 33 126
HYDROXYZINE HCL 169 121 R 34 187
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 167 117 35 19
TRAMADOL HCL 159 153 36 57
LABETALOL HCL 156 124 37 104
PLAVIX 154 144 38 44
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 153 114 39 144
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 149 132 40 111
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 147 111 S3 41 39
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 146 113 42 68
LOVAZA 145 101 43 73
AMMONIUM LACTATE 143 129 44 107
METOLAZONE 143 125 44 175
FUROSEMIDE 142 138 46 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 137 135 47 18
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 134 118 48 74
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 133 124 49 143
ADVAIR DISKUS 132 114 50 2
EVISTA 128 116 51 67
ACTOS 122 102 52 115
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 119 92 53 86
SERTRALINE HCL 111 101 54 61
MEGESTROL ACETATE 107 106 R 55 189
MOMETASONE FUROATE 105 89 56 218
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 100 82 57 148
AZITHROMYCIN 96 89 58 17
HYDRALAZINE HCL 94 88 59 101
GEMFIBROZIL 94 84 59 224
SYNTHROID 89 64 61 47
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 87 78 62 15
SINGULAIR 86 70 63 9
NAPROXEN 85 63 64 103
RANITIDINE HCL 83 66 65 41
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 82 52 66 26
VOLTAREN 82 79 66 156
JANUVIA 80 61 68 32
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 78 76 R 69 190
KRISTALOSE 77 69 10 70 235
NAMENDA 73 73 71 69
TIZANIDINE HCL 71 66 72 240
SPIRIVA 71 66 72 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 70 50 74 22
VENTOLIN HFA 66 47 75 16
PATANOL 65 62 76 202
METRONIDAZOLE 65 45 76 251
DICYCLOMINE HCL 60 52 78 211
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 60 60 78 265
ZETIA 60 60 78 84
CILOSTAZOL 60 55 78 265
SPIRONOLACTONE 59 54 82 83
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59 52 82 205
TRICOR 59 59 82 160
TAMIFLU 57 51 85 272
LANSOPRAZOLE 56 44 86 188
CLONIDINE HCL 56 42 86 117
FEXOFENADINE HCL 56 51 86 214
VERAPAMIL ER 55 39 89 151
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 54 51 90 101
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 54 54 90 147
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 53 41 92 216
BUSPIRONE HCL 52 43 93 186
LIDODERM 52 47 93 121
FINASTERIDE 52 52 93 134
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 51 42 96 33
LACTULOSE 50 39 97 92
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 20, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.