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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,959Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 1442

$1.69M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 1442

631 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
64% 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

5% of this provider’s 631 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 0%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 631 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 0%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 11,548 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

40% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 31%.

Prescription Price

$121 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $75 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 525 435 1 20
OMEPRAZOLE 366 277 2 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 323 288 3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 292 272 4 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 278 243 5 6
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 270 246 6 25
SIMVASTATIN 244 214 7 2
NEXIUM 243 195 8 34
CRESTOR 235 189 9 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 232 181 10 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 211 186 11 22
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 204 183 12 23
LOVAZA 201 154 13 37
ADVAIR DISKUS 188 155 14 79
METFORMIN HCL 166 132 15 26
GABAPENTIN 164 111 16 55
SINGULAIR 152 132 17 93
AZITHROMYCIN 150 124 18 56
RAMIPRIL 147 103 19 18
PLAVIX 147 116 19 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 145 130 21 13
FUROSEMIDE 143 130 22 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 138 96 S3 23 84
CLOPIDOGREL 135 118 24 12
PROAIR HFA 131 90 25 123
WARFARIN SODIUM 127 121 26 9
ATENOLOL 126 103 27 11
LISINOPRIL 117 95 28 7
LIDODERM 112 96 29 76
JANUMET 106 97 30 109
CARVEDILOL 105 94 31 8
DIOVAN HCT 100 87 32 35
SPIRIVA 96 70 33 95
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96 77 33 52
AMOXICILLIN 96 74 33 129
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 96 78 33 103
JANUVIA 93 78 37 45
ACTOS 92 76 38 110
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE 91 82 39 240
LIPITOR 91 72 39 24
PEN NEEDLE 91 67 39 218
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 90 89 42 46
NAMENDA 90 78 42 91
NASONEX 87 76 44 200
VOLTAREN 83 66 45 137
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 82 69 46 184
GLIMEPIRIDE 78 77 47 67
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 78 62 47 193
FLOVENT HFA 78 57 47 259
LYRICA 77 52 50 188
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 76 40 51 147
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 75 60 52 99
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75 65 52 30
TAMSULOSIN HCL 72 59 54 38
CELEBREX 72 57 54 138
CICLOPIROX 68 43 56 313
SYNTHROID 66 48 57 40
CYMBALTA 65 50 58 215
MECLIZINE HCL 64 64 59 83
TRAMADOL HCL 64 56 59 97
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64 61 59 16
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 64 64 59 17
EXFORGE 62 62 63 80
DONEPEZIL HCL 62 62 63 62
DIOVAN 61 44 65 19
NAPROXEN 61 44 65 133
LEVOFLOXACIN 60 48 67 149
MELOXICAM 58 57 68 92
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58 48 68 194
LABETALOL HCL 57 52 70 75
SOLARAZE 57 33 70 196
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 56 39 72 340
HYDRALAZINE HCL 55 55 73 48
ALLOPURINOL 53 36 74 47
NIFEDIPINE ER 52 42 75 39
PREDNISONE 51 41 76 111
VENTOLIN HFA 51 24 76 175
IBUPROFEN 50 31 78 130
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 Nov. 19, 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.