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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,600Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 1187

$1.16M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 1187

743 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63%Patients 65 Years and Older
75% 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 Jersey
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 743 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 743 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 12,968 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 30%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $79 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


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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 Jersey
SIMVASTATIN 825 458 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 785 429 2 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 740 520 3 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 690 489 4 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 547 354 5 10
FUROSEMIDE 544 422 6 8
LISINOPRIL 455 278 7 4
METFORMIN HCL 402 212 8 7
FENOFIBRATE 367 159 9 88
GLIMEPIRIDE 345 220 10 30
FAMOTIDINE 341 207 11 48
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 323 163 12 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 322 214 13 12
NEXIUM 276 182 14 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 243 189 15 45
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 238 132 16 11
SERTRALINE HCL 222 94 17 22
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 220 112 18 118
IBUPROFEN 220 98 18 59
WARFARIN SODIUM 220 156 18 13
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 214 122 21 14
ATENOLOL 209 115 22 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 195 174 23 21
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 193 50 24 31
SPIRIVA 191 109 25 55
CLONIDINE HCL 187 107 26 73
CEFUROXIME 181 112 27 130
TRAMADOL HCL 180 112 28 28
RISPERIDONE 176 149 29 58
GABAPENTIN 168 110 30 23
AZITHROMYCIN 165 91 31 24
DIOVAN 160 134 32 17
RAMIPRIL 158 105 33 36
ADVAIR DISKUS 156 51 34 35
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 156 124 34 62
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 154 77 36 27
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 150 107 37 32
PROAIR HFA 149 56 38 41
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 142 120 S2 39 47
CLOPIDOGREL 135 109 40 33
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131 86 41 39
METFORMIN HCL ER 131 43 41 57
CARVEDILOL 117 93 43 19
SPIRONOLACTONE 113 87 44 98
TAMSULOSIN HCL 109 68 45 29
MUPIROCIN 108 86 46 127
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104 68 47 56
VESICARE 103 34 48 176
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 103 90 48 66
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102 83 50 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 100 87 51 26
SINGULAIR 96 32 52 67
LANTUS 94 73 53 77
TRICOR 93 40 54 94
BUSPIRONE HCL 88 87 55 153
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 87 39 56 100
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 87 84 56 25
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 87 64 R 56 152
VENTOLIN HFA 86 44 59 95
TRAZODONE HCL 86 32 59 63
JANUVIA 85 39 61 34
CRESTOR 85 60 61 16
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 82 57 63 84
DIOVAN HCT 82 65 63 40
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 82 27 63 86
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 81 27 66 184
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 81 67 66 42
GLIPIZIDE XL 80 57 68 117
CYMBALTA 79 31 69 60
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 78 44 70 51
LIPITOR 76 59 71 43
PLAVIX 76 57 71 52
ROPINIROLE HCL 76 54 71 180
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 74 42 S2 74 70
SYMBICORT 70 37 75 176
MELOXICAM 69 46 76 49
LOVAZA 69 48 76 53
DIGOXIN 68 48 78 65
MIRTAZAPINE 67 41 79 54
NAPROXEN 67 38 79 72
PAROXETINE HCL 65 50 81 81
AVODART 65 56 81 231
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 65 28 81 92
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 63 38 84 252
ALLOPURINOL 62 57 85 50
NAMENDA 59 59 86 44
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 58 48 87 171
FINASTERIDE 58 36 87 110
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 57 0 R 89 87
PEN NEEDLE 55 34 90 134
HYDRALAZINE HCL 55 53 90 113
FENTANYL 55 17 S2 90 82
MEGACE ES 54 50 R 93 240
PROPRANOLOL HCL 54 34 93 269
NOVOLOG 52 30 95 135
INSULIN SYRINGE 51 40 96 128
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 51 34 S3 96 20
OXYCODONE HCL 50 0 S2 98 38
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. 15, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.