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Prescriber Checkup

JAY UNGAR MD

50 MARQUIS RD SOUTHERN MAINE GERIATRICS ASSOCIATES LLC

Freeport | Maine | 04032

(207) 865-6131

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,834Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 15

$744K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 15

566 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%Patients 65 Years and Older
54% 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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this specialty
in Maine
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 566 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 566 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 10,437 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 22.


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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 Maine
SIMVASTATIN 1,178 924 1 1
LISINOPRIL 924 730 2 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 648 552 3 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 533 391 4 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 442 397 5 3
OMEPRAZOLE 415 237 6 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 386 340 7 8
METFORMIN HCL 374 253 8 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 371 325 9 14
FUROSEMIDE 305 215 10 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 237 218 11 13
NAMENDA 185 173 12 25
DONEPEZIL HCL 183 179 13 18
ATENOLOL 170 129 14 20
SERTRALINE HCL 153 112 15 10
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 153 143 15 32
GABAPENTIN 150 84 17 15
TRAMADOL HCL 147 88 18 19
CITALOPRAM HBR 147 117 18 17
ZETIA 146 125 20 66
GLYBURIDE 137 83 R 21 44
TRAZODONE HCL 128 98 22 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 119 106 23 6
OXYCODONE HCL 118 45 S2 24 28
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 116 60 25 34
DIOVAN 114 88 26 47
PROAIR HFA 107 54 27 51
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 106 105 28 24
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 106 81 28 21
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 105 67 S2 30 62
LANTUS 101 83 31 26
CRESTOR 95 52 32 48
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 94 61 33 63
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 93 93 34 30
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 90 89 35 23
CLOPIDOGREL 80 80 36 57
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 80 20 S3 36 12
GLIPIZIDE 77 77 38 40
NEXIUM 72 50 39 60
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 72 33 39 88
IBUPROFEN 71 18 41 89
FLUOXETINE HCL 69 48 42 68
LOVASTATIN 69 67 42 43
ALLOPURINOL 68 64 44 46
ADVAIR DISKUS 67 48 45 22
PAROXETINE HCL 65 45 46 40
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 63 31 47 63
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 62 51 48 27
LORAZEPAM 59 59 49 102
CARVEDILOL 59 59 49 55
TAMSULOSIN HCL 58 48 51 35
FENTANYL 58 36 S2 51 39
FENOFIBRATE 56 42 53 70
ACTOS 55 38 54 113
PROPRANOLOL HCL 55 43 54 73
TRICOR 53 26 56 115
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53 53 56 115
CARBAMAZEPINE 53 31 56 115
METFORMIN HCL ER 51 47 59 125
AZITHROMYCIN 51 39 59 75
NAPROXEN 50 21 61 126
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 50 33 61 51
SPIRIVA 50 35 61 45
KLOR-CON M20 50 46 61 31
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 June 20, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.