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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,499Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 248 out of 1187

$198K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 676 out of 1187

242 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
37%Patients 65 Years and Older
91% 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

5% of this provider’s 242 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

39% of this provider’s 242 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 2,084 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 30%.

Prescription Price

$36 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $79 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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
FUROSEMIDE 272 113 1 8
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 244 58 S3 2 105
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 233 82 3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 225 93 4 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 201 103 5 10
IBUPROFEN 193 54 6 59
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 175 30 7 14
SIMVASTATIN 174 77 8 1
LISINOPRIL 153 50 9 4
PROAIR HFA 146 51 10 41
AMOXICILLIN 137 44 11 97
METFORMIN HCL 135 61 12 7
VENTOLIN HFA 129 60 13 95
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 123 50 14 3
RANITIDINE HCL 105 44 15 69
TRAMADOL HCL 102 14 16 28
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 101 39 17 27
NAPROXEN 83 30 18 72
GLIPIZIDE 68 27 19 71
ADVAIR DISKUS 67 24 20 35
HYDROXYZINE HCL 65 27 R 21 231
CARVEDILOL 62 23 22 19
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 60 18 R 23 87
DESOXIMETASONE 59 20 24 227
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 58 14 25 32
AZITHROMYCIN 57 20 26 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56 12 27 9
HUMULIN 70-30 55 0 28 256
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-HYDROCORT 52 16 29 398
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 50 34 30 11
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 April 1, 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.