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Prescriber Checkup

THEODORE LEDERMAN MD

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,407Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 150 out of 288

$301K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 168 out of 288

433 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
45% 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 Iowa
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 433 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 433 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 5,468 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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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 Iowa
OMEPRAZOLE 342 288 1 3
SIMVASTATIN 298 239 2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 295 268 3 2
LISINOPRIL 202 179 4 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 169 149 5 8
FUROSEMIDE 146 125 6 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 130 120 7 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 126 104 8 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 125 124 9 9
RANITIDINE HCL 124 101 10 33
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 122 119 11 20
TORSEMIDE 119 101 12 134
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 117 109 13 16
METFORMIN HCL 117 92 13 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 113 93 15 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 107 79 S3 16 7
CARVEDILOL 96 87 17 27
ALLOPURINOL 92 85 18 23
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 88 75 19 21
TRAMADOL HCL 81 65 20 19
MELOXICAM 72 53 21 44
TAMSULOSIN HCL 71 65 22 24
INSULIN SYRINGE 69 49 23 79
SPIRIVA 65 62 24 48
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 62 59 25 38
ADVAIR DISKUS 62 58 25 50
PROAIR HFA 61 56 27 45
GLIPIZIDE 60 60 28 56
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55 41 29 34
LOVASTATIN 54 54 30 46
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54 52 30 13
DONEPEZIL HCL 50 49 32 29
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 50 45 32 22
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 16, 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.