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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,145Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 67 out of 244

$356K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 94 out of 244

384 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96%Patients 65 Years and Older
84% 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

18% of this provider’s 384 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

29% of this provider’s 384 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 8,028 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 27%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 24.


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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
JANTOVEN 465 464 1 51
OMEPRAZOLE 400 390 2 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 347 346 3 4
MIRTAZAPINE 304 304 4 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 291 291 5 5
FUROSEMIDE 283 283 6 3
RANITIDINE HCL 222 222 7 34
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 219 208 S3 8 46
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 187 179 9 33
CYMBALTA 182 182 10 56
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 165 165 11 25
DONEPEZIL HCL 143 143 12 9
NYSTOP 142 142 13 90
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 132 131 14 2
CITALOPRAM HBR 125 118 15 15
SSD 119 118 16 158
NAMENDA 108 108 17 19
LISINOPRIL 101 101 18 7
RISPERIDONE 100 100 19 36
WARFARIN SODIUM 98 93 20 8
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 91 91 21 44
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 89 83 22 11
SERTRALINE HCL 86 86 23 22
LIDOCAINE HCL 84 84 24 200
SANTYL 82 82 25 81
TRAMADOL HCL 80 78 26 53
METFORMIN HCL 75 75 27 10
TRAZODONE HCL 70 60 28 35
TAMSULOSIN HCL 69 69 29 20
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 69 69 29 54
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 65 65 31 41
LIDODERM 65 64 31 69
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 63 63 33 59
ATENOLOL 60 60 34 18
GABAPENTIN 55 55 35 14
SPIRIVA 53 53 36 66
CEFPODOXIME PROXETIL 53 53 36 369
CLOPIDOGREL 53 53 36 29
NITROFURANTOIN 52 52 39 290
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 52 52 39 76
SIMVASTATIN 51 51 41 1
ALLOPURINOL 51 51 41 57
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. 24, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.