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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,306Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 1001

$892K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 30 out of 1001

427 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90%Patients 65 Years and Older
96% 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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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 427 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 427 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 14,311 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% 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

38 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
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,126 1,118 1 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 577 513 2 5
FUROSEMIDE 572 544 3 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 571 496 4 9
LISINOPRIL 455 437 5 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 421 416 6 25
SIMVASTATIN 363 344 7 1
MIRTAZAPINE 350 297 8 68
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 313 299 9 2
GABAPENTIN 277 253 10 17
NAMENDA 266 266 11 31
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 261 219 12 76
CITALOPRAM HBR 241 223 13 47
RISPERIDONE 201 166 14 59
LEVETIRACETAM 200 137 15 75
RANITIDINE HCL 190 157 16 52
OMEPRAZOLE 189 155 17 3
CARVEDILOL 174 148 18 22
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 173 173 19 60
METFORMIN HCL 169 156 20 11
GLIPIZIDE 168 136 21 145
LANTUS 166 149 22 137
TAMSULOSIN HCL 162 142 23 4
ADVAIR DISKUS 148 146 24 46
SERTRALINE HCL 147 143 25 36
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 143 125 26 84
DIGOXIN 142 129 27 55
TRAZODONE HCL 141 126 28 69
PREDNISONE 135 95 29 24
LEVOFLOXACIN 126 114 30 132
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 125 110 S2 31 111
LACTULOSE 123 112 32 224
HALOPERIDOL 122 112 33 208
PAROXETINE HCL 122 118 33 98
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 121 121 35 110
CYMBALTA 119 76 36 73
NOVOLIN R 118 101 37 448
SANTYL 116 110 38 394
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 115 87 39 8
OLANZAPINE 113 113 40 111
ATENOLOL 106 106 41 18
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 106 101 41 202
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 94 88 43 188
SEROQUEL 93 75 44 191
CLOPIDOGREL 90 90 45 28
AZITHROMYCIN 90 82 45 54
DIOVAN 88 76 47 26
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 86 83 48 252
ALLOPURINOL 85 82 49 38
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 85 70 49 90
NOVOLOG 85 85 49 491
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 81 73 52 80
TRAMADOL HCL 80 50 53 51
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 79 79 54 30
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 78 50 55 32
LOVASTATIN 75 62 56 104
NYSTATIN 74 52 57 331
SPIRIVA 71 68 58 56
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 71 51 58 237
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 70 63 60 66
FENTANYL 69 53 S2 61 150
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 67 54 62 63
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 60 50 63 231
FAMOTIDINE 60 54 63 105
ROPINIROLE HCL 60 51 63 274
RISPERDAL CONSTA 56 0 66 545
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 55 41 67 12
PLAVIX 54 54 68 29
HUMALOG 54 51 68 268
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 54 44 68 53
NEXIUM 54 41 68 16
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 53 50 72 125
FLUCONAZOLE 53 49 72 394
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 52 52 74 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 50 50 75 6
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 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.