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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,974Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 1001

$1.16M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 1001

832 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
12%Patients 65 Years and Older
100% 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

2% of this provider’s 832 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 832 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 3,367 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 33%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $112 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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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 1,035 226 1 1
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 968 131 2 70
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 672 65 3 5
OMEPRAZOLE 659 122 4 3
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 621 165 5 32
FAMOTIDINE 483 85 6 105
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 434 133 7 2
LISINOPRIL 431 114 8 10
NEXIUM 380 81 9 16
AMMONIUM LACTATE 364 24 10 58
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 356 55 11 120
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 342 15 12 27
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 323 65 13 148
IBUPROFEN 316 37 14 143
METFORMIN HCL 305 40 15 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 301 58 16 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 296 96 17 8
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 295 25 18 80
FLUOCINONIDE 283 0 19 85
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 262 35 20 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 224 28 21 4
SYNTHROID 224 28 21 34
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 209 12 23 125
MUPIROCIN 206 0 24 43
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 203 13 25 48
LEVETIRACETAM 184 0 26 75
BACLOFEN 179 51 27 176
LACTULOSE 178 16 28 224
FUROSEMIDE 175 41 29 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 171 20 30 84
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 169 11 31 42
RISPERIDONE 165 20 32 59
ATENOLOL 160 24 33 18
LIPITOR 151 35 34 71
NAPROXEN 143 32 35 139
RANITIDINE HCL 138 48 36 52
CLINDAMYCIN PHOSPHATE 134 0 37 257
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 129 0 38 12
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 127 0 39 149
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 124 51 40 83
CRESTOR 123 20 41 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 120 0 42 13
GEMFIBROZIL 117 24 43 285
CLONIDINE HCL 116 0 44 124
PROAIR HFA 112 19 45 74
KETOCONAZOLE 108 18 46 118
CLOTRIMAZOLE 107 0 47 314
SINGULAIR 104 0 48 67
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 102 26 49 15
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 102 18 49 279
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 100 14 R 51 102
MELOXICAM 96 0 52 35
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 94 44 53 82
ALLOPURINOL 94 13 53 38
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 91 19 55 189
VENTOLIN HFA 89 18 56 127
DETROL LA 87 12 57 211
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 87 0 57 30
GLIPIZIDE ER 84 34 59 242
OXCARBAZEPINE 84 0 59 178
TERAZOSIN HCL 76 28 61 159
HYDROXYZINE HCL 76 0 R 61 165
DESONIDE 76 13 61 122
METFORMIN HCL ER 75 13 64 134
DESMOPRESSIN ACETATE 75 14 64 426
OLANZAPINE 75 0 64 111
LAMOTRIGINE 74 0 67 121
CALCITONIN-SALMON 73 14 68 509
LOVAZA 73 0 68 39
FINASTERIDE 73 50 68 23
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 73 0 68 90
GLIPIZIDE 73 0 68 145
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 72 0 73 269
MEGESTROL ACETATE 71 0 R 74 293
FLUCONAZOLE 67 13 75 394
KLOR-CON M20 64 24 76 315
AZITHROMYCIN 64 0 76 54
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 63 0 78 158
TOBRAMYCIN-DEXAMETHASONE 62 0 79 229
ENABLEX 61 0 80 114
TRAVATAN Z 61 18 80 45
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 60 0 S3 82 187
JANUVIA 60 19 82 49
VESICARE 57 0 84 95
DONEPEZIL HCL 57 16 84 25
CLOPIDOGREL 57 26 84 28
NYSTOP 57 0 84 440
NYSTATIN 56 11 88 331
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 55 0 89 237
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 55 0 89 188
ENULOSE 55 0 89 549
AVODART 54 29 92 33
CARBAMAZEPINE 54 0 92 220
CIPRODEX 54 0 92 201
ABILIFY 54 0 92 99
DILANTIN 52 0 96 241
DIOVAN HCT 52 25 96 61
PATANOL 52 0 96 166
ERYTHROMYCIN-BENZOYL PEROXIDE 52 0 10 96 568
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 Oct. 29, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.