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Prescriber Checkup

YAN SUAREZ MD

1770 GRAND CONCOURSE APT 3K

Bronx | New York | 10457

(786) 271-0140

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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43,595Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 261

$776K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 261

1,359 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92%Patients 65 Years and Older
66% 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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 1,359 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 40,257 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 29%.

Prescription Price

$18 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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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 3,267 2,998 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 2,124 1,963 2 5
LISINOPRIL 1,438 1,293 3 2
RENAL CAPS 1,436 1,372 10 4 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 1,418 1,335 10 5 4
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 1,177 1,137 6 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 817 770 7 13
ALPRAZOLAM 813 753 8 44
VITAMIN D2 811 696 9 45
GABAPENTIN 795 718 10 11
METFORMIN HCL 776 755 11 6
VIAGRA 768 689 12 50
LORATADINE 766 728 13 51
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 741 634 14 3
TEMAZEPAM 715 688 15 54
GEMFIBROZIL 688 605 10 16 55
TAMSULOSIN HCL 655 619 17 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 599 572 18 14
RANITIDINE HCL 583 552 19 37
FOLIC ACID 568 508 20 63
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 562 524 21 35
FINASTERIDE 546 539 22 58
MELOXICAM 505 472 23 47
ATENOLOL 499 466 24 12
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 490 453 25 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 471 465 26 7
FUROSEMIDE 461 425 27 8
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 448 419 28 67
SYNTHROID 383 317 29 49
GLIPIZIDE 378 364 30 28
WARFARIN SODIUM 373 352 31 19
VOLTAREN 357 328 32 85
ALLOPURINOL 356 356 33 73
LOVASTATIN 337 317 34 43
CARVEDILOL 324 312 35 23
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 323 316 36 41
LANSOPRAZOLE 312 272 37 95
IBUPROFEN 302 280 38 61
CLOPIDOGREL 301 281 39 57
PAROXETINE HCL 291 281 40 86
LEVOXYL 283 273 41 90
VENTOLIN HFA 264 244 42 39
DIPHENHYDRAMINE HCL 256 242 R 43 109
CIALIS 253 229 44 112
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 244 231 45 34
PLAVIX 240 222 46 79
GLIPIZIDE XL 233 222 47 87
CITALOPRAM HBR 228 199 48 30
FENOFIBRATE 225 211 49 118
GLYBURIDE 212 201 R 50 78
SERTRALINE HCL 212 206 50 29
PROCTOZONE-HC 211 195 52 123
CETIRIZINE HCL 203 189 53 125
KLOR-CON 10 196 181 54 91
DONEPEZIL HCL 189 178 55 31
AMMONIUM LACTATE 189 173 55 116
CRESTOR 187 173 57 20
CILOSTAZOL 180 167 58 132
FLUNISOLIDE 174 153 59 133
LEVITRA 168 166 10 60 137
LANOXIN 168 166 60 137
NAPROXEN 165 146 62 140
CICLOPIROX 154 147 63 119
GLIMEPIRIDE 148 142 64 71
TRAMADOL HCL 147 126 65 25
LORAZEPAM 147 133 65 147
DIOVAN 146 134 67 102
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 143 138 68 15
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 141 141 69 150
TERAZOSIN HCL 141 141 69 102
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 137 126 71 152
SURE COMFORT 136 122 72 153
ADVAIR DISKUS 134 130 73 60
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 133 101 74 154
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 128 110 75 42
METFORMIN HCL ER 125 101 76 128
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 125 119 76 158
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 124 124 78 160
Q-TUSSIN DM 123 114 79 162
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 121 109 80 84
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 118 118 81 59
LACTULOSE 116 107 82 92
ACTOS 114 113 83 108
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 112 109 84 46
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 111 101 R 85 115
LIDODERM 110 101 86 135
BENICAR 108 95 87 168
FAMOTIDINE 107 105 88 75
COMBIVENT 106 89 89 173
KETOCONAZOLE 106 90 89 127
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 101 92 91 176
CLONAZEPAM 100 91 92 179
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 93 88 93 184
AVODART 90 90 94 186
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 88 85 95 137
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 86 86 96 143
NIFEDIPINE ER 83 83 97 32
SPS 78 71 98 192
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77 73 99 104
NEXIUM 77 48 99 27
BENAZEPRIL HCL 76 76 101 126
SYMBICORT 76 76 101 193
SINGULAIR 74 74 103 83
SPIRONOLACTONE 74 74 103 194
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 71 68 105 162
DICYCLOMINE HCL 67 58 106 198
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 67 67 106 106
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 67 67 106 134
DETROL LA 66 59 109 199
AFEDITAB CR 66 66 109 199
LOPERAMIDE 66 63 109 199
MECLIZINE HCL 63 63 112 207
LANTUS 63 63 112 62
DIOVAN HCT 61 50 114 167
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 61 60 114 212
LEVETIRACETAM 61 28 114 65
MUPIROCIN 61 59 114 121
FLUOXETINE HCL 60 58 118 89
NYSTATIN 60 59 118 213
PENTOXIFYLLINE 60 57 118 213
GOLYTELY 60 42 118 213
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 57 55 122 222
ROBAFEN-DM CLEAR 55 53 123 228
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 53 31 S3 124 9
NASONEX 52 52 125 237
RENO CAPS 51 50 10 126 240
PRILOSEC OTC 51 40 126 240
RISPERIDONE 50 22 128 22
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 May 12, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.