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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,317Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 43

$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 43

494 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96%Patients 65 Years and Older
92% 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

12% of this provider’s 494 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 494 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 18,436 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 23.


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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 1,033 1,000 1 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 817 797 2 2
FUROSEMIDE 794 761 3 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 715 682 4 5
MIRTAZAPINE 684 684 5 15
OMEPRAZOLE 550 549 6 7
NAMENDA 527 527 7 17
LISINOPRIL 467 446 8 3
DONEPEZIL HCL 434 426 9 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 432 421 10 6
JANTOVEN 415 392 11 44
SIMVASTATIN 352 343 12 1
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 268 261 13 89
CITALOPRAM HBR 268 268 13 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 265 254 S3 15 22
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 243 237 16 47
METFORMIN HCL 242 229 17 10
RANITIDINE HCL 228 228 18 21
GABAPENTIN 219 196 19 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 211 211 20 13
DIGOXIN 193 193 21 35
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 193 168 21 51
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 187 187 23 30
CLOPIDOGREL 179 172 24 34
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 169 168 25 114
GLIPIZIDE 161 161 26 43
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 158 149 27 48
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 152 144 28 61
RISPERIDONE 152 152 28 70
FINASTERIDE 149 149 30 53
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142 142 31 9
ATENOLOL 138 132 32 19
KLOR-CON M20 133 124 33 152
PREDNISONE 131 130 34 32
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 131 131 34 81
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 130 130 36 105
SERTRALINE HCL 125 116 37 20
LANTUS 122 106 38 40
TAMSULOSIN HCL 121 121 39 28
BACLOFEN 119 18 40 80
PLAVIX 117 114 41 55
CEFPODOXIME PROXETIL 114 112 10 42 166
CYMBALTA 108 86 43 37
PAROXETINE HCL 103 103 44 76
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 100 99 45 99
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 99 95 46 36
LIDOCAINE 97 87 47 172
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 94 93 48 42
CARVEDILOL 92 91 49 23
DIOVAN 89 89 50 38
TRAZODONE HCL 88 87 51 59
CEPHALEXIN 85 85 52 181
THERMAZENE 81 53 10 53 184
NYSTATIN 81 74 53 125
LEVETIRACETAM 79 67 55 54
ADACEL 78 77 56 187
CRESTOR 76 57 57 26
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 76 76 57 25
SANTYL 73 73 59 141
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 72 72 60 24
FENTANYL 72 66 S2 60 195
DILTIAZEM HCL 71 71 62 197
NIASPAN 70 70 63 98
OLANZAPINE 67 67 64 109
HYDRALAZINE HCL 67 67 64 71
ALLOPURINOL 66 66 66 66
EXELON 66 66 66 101
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 63 59 68 91
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 63 60 68 12
KLOR-CON 10 61 49 70 219
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 59 58 71 85
ADVAIR DISKUS 57 50 72 49
SPIRIVA 56 56 73 46
TAMIFLU 55 53 74 133
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 53 50 75 31
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 51 51 76 108
CLONIDINE HCL 51 51 76 86
QUINAPRIL HCL 51 51 76 127
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 50 50 79 252
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 23, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.