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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,356Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 20 out of 2680

$1.34M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 23 out of 2680

508 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%Patients 65 Years and Older
94% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 508 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 508 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 16,203 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 27%.

Prescription Price

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 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
WARFARIN SODIUM 907 869 1 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 892 756 2 8
SIMVASTATIN 879 748 3 1
FUROSEMIDE 788 677 4 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 664 549 5 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 555 486 6 29
MIRTAZAPINE 549 511 7 48
LISINOPRIL 544 465 8 5
RANITIDINE HCL 500 388 9 35
CITALOPRAM HBR 395 301 10 22
DONEPEZIL HCL 320 320 11 28
SERTRALINE HCL 313 254 12 23
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 292 267 13 3
LACTULOSE 276 187 14 100
GABAPENTIN 254 178 15 21
DIGOXIN 244 209 16 59
CYMBALTA 241 176 17 56
CLOPIDOGREL 230 211 18 30
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 223 176 19 97
NAMENDA 218 216 20 43
OMEPRAZOLE 203 160 21 2
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 188 148 22 157
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 183 98 23 90
PLAVIX 175 161 24 41
LEVETIRACETAM 172 153 25 94
BACLOFEN 171 26 26 123
METFORMIN HCL 170 127 27 6
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 165 121 28 227
HALOPERIDOL 164 156 29 153
LANTUS 157 127 30 70
PREDNISONE 142 124 31 45
CARVEDILOL 141 114 32 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 136 109 33 11
RISPERIDONE 132 117 34 67
VALPROIC ACID 128 101 35 221
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 126 112 36 18
SUBOXONE 123 0 37 124
SANTYL 113 77 38 144
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 103 81 39 72
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 101 101 40 57
SUCRALFATE 94 76 41 269
JANTOVEN 94 91 41 81
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 93 58 43 166
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 92 76 44 44
GLIPIZIDE 90 85 45 71
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 87 75 46 88
FAMOTIDINE 86 86 47 65
HYDRALAZINE HCL 86 86 47 99
ABILIFY 85 54 49 192
TRANSDERM-SCOP 84 76 50 425
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 81 67 51 17
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 80 47 52 189
HUMALOG 79 56 53 246
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 79 74 53 24
TRAZODONE HCL 78 60 55 60
TAMSULOSIN HCL 78 61 55 25
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 78 47 R 55 193
PAROXETINE HCL 75 72 58 62
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 75 46 S2 58 106
CLONIDINE HCL 74 67 60 84
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 72 52 61 55
LEVOFLOXACIN 69 54 62 108
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 68 57 S3 63 13
KETOCONAZOLE 67 52 64 244
ADVAIR DISKUS 67 21 64 32
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 66 58 66 20
AMIODARONE HCL 66 56 66 277
NYSTATIN 65 55 68 160
SINGULAIR 64 47 69 64
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 64 55 69 140
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 64 60 69 127
ALLOPURINOL 63 62 72 42
OLANZAPINE 61 58 73 128
VENLAFAXINE HCL 60 40 74 305
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 59 49 75 82
HEPARIN SODIUM 59 40 75 461
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 58 43 77 85
ATENOLOL 58 42 77 14
AZITHROMYCIN 58 45 77 40
CRESTOR 57 57 80 15
NOVOLOG 57 45 80 159
LATANOPROST 57 55 80 195
DIOVAN 56 42 83 26
SPIRONOLACTONE 55 45 84 86
NIASPAN 55 32 84 120
ROPINIROLE HCL 54 45 86 143
NEXIUM 54 27 86 19
DILANTIN 51 38 88 312
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51 38 88 9
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 51 51 88 207
TERAZOSIN HCL 50 37 91 141
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 8, 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.