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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,887Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 1187

$1.85M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 1187

751 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
87% 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 Jersey
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 751 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 23,772 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

37% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 30%.

Prescription Price

$69 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $79 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


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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 Jersey
CARVEDILOL 1,120 1,062 1 19
OMEPRAZOLE 1,094 963 2 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 1,040 870 3 12
METFORMIN HCL 1,019 915 4 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 870 821 5 2
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 794 713 6 25
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 745 645 7 11
JANUVIA 706 614 8 34
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 706 639 8 3
DIOVAN 669 634 10 17
LISINOPRIL 622 551 11 4
SIMVASTATIN 616 582 12 1
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 548 488 13 14
DIOVAN HCT 506 464 14 40
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 426 399 15 6
NAMENDA 392 387 16 44
NEXIUM 368 318 17 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 352 309 18 10
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 339 280 19 31
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 320 289 20 102
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 318 285 21 21
CLOPIDOGREL 311 304 22 33
LOVAZA 304 224 23 53
PROAIR HFA 287 205 24 41
PLAVIX 264 257 25 52
DONEPEZIL HCL 255 255 26 26
CRESTOR 254 196 27 16
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 240 220 28 56
ADVAIR DISKUS 224 174 29 35
SINGULAIR 217 185 30 67
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 208 179 31 9
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 204 154 32 39
TAMSULOSIN HCL 199 184 33 29
LIDODERM 199 191 33 80
LACTULOSE 197 184 35 96
VOLTAREN 185 176 36 126
EXELON 180 180 37 132
HYDROCORTISONE VALERATE 175 148 38 249
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 171 154 39 220
ACTONEL 157 143 40 210
LYRICA 157 114 40 91
MECLIZINE HCL 154 144 42 112
AZITHROMYCIN 154 129 42 24
NAPROXEN 149 116 44 72
SERTRALINE HCL 147 123 45 22
WARFARIN SODIUM 141 92 46 13
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 141 97 46 27
DEXILANT 133 111 48 137
AMMONIUM LACTATE 128 115 49 186
LIPITOR 128 120 49 43
FUROSEMIDE 121 112 51 8
PAROXETINE HCL 118 96 52 81
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 110 101 53 32
TRAMADOL HCL 109 100 54 28
FAMOTIDINE 109 108 54 48
PRADAXA 108 108 56 199
MELOXICAM 107 85 57 49
GABAPENTIN 106 97 58 23
CYMBALTA 103 88 59 60
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 103 78 59 129
GLIPIZIDE ER 100 88 61 115
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 97 81 62 51
TEKTURNA 94 81 63 254
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 93 70 64 62
MEGACE ES 93 86 R 64 240
DIGOXIN 86 75 66 65
AVELOX 83 74 67 341
IBUPROFEN 82 81 68 59
CLOTRIMAZOLE 81 70 69 342
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 80 73 70 84
ACTOS 80 67 70 101
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 79 71 72 92
BYSTOLIC 78 67 73 116
VENTOLIN HFA 78 59 73 95
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 77 56 S2 75 47
PATANOL 75 70 76 286
GLYBURIDE 72 62 R 77 90
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72 60 77 297
PREDNISONE 71 56 79 61
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 71 71 79 66
PEN NEEDLE 71 68 79 134
ALLOPURINOL 69 56 82 50
LANTUS 66 63 83 77
NOVOLOG 66 65 83 135
INSULIN SYRINGE 65 57 85 128
MIRTAZAPINE 64 62 86 54
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 64 54 R 86 152
CLONIDINE HCL 63 63 88 73
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 61 60 89 171
NABUMETONE 60 51 90 149
GLIPIZIDE 60 59 90 71
BACLOFEN 59 48 92 148
AVODART 59 50 92 231
NASONEX 58 34 94 206
LANSOPRAZOLE 58 46 94 172
MICARDIS 57 57 96 248
CELEBREX 56 55 97 68
SOLARAZE 55 53 98 309
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 52 43 99 103
FEXOFENADINE HCL 51 35 100 212
RANITIDINE HCL 51 44 100 69
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 51 51 100 166
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 March 21, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.