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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,201Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 2680

$1.15M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 38 out of 2680

439 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92%Patients 65 Years and Older
93% 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 York
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 439 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 439 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 23,684 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

14% 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 $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

60 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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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 2,095 1,989 1 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,250 1,144 2 4
OMEPRAZOLE 1,093 1,032 3 2
SIMVASTATIN 885 794 4 1
FUROSEMIDE 876 852 5 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 850 763 6 29
RISPERIDONE 736 708 7 67
LISINOPRIL 710 626 8 5
SERTRALINE HCL 657 564 9 23
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 640 594 10 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 618 511 11 22
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 585 555 12 72
DONEPEZIL HCL 579 563 13 28
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 533 476 14 3
MIRTAZAPINE 511 503 15 48
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 436 378 16 55
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 323 323 17 11
DIGOXIN 310 310 18 59
GABAPENTIN 304 276 19 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 295 258 20 25
SEROQUEL 293 277 21 161
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 285 285 22 110
ATENOLOL 269 225 23 14
PAROXETINE HCL 255 227 24 62
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 253 253 25 57
CYMBALTA 246 205 26 56
TRAZODONE HCL 241 203 27 60
OLANZAPINE 219 141 28 128
NAMENDA 202 184 29 43
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 189 166 30 44
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 178 146 31 90
CARVEDILOL 169 163 32 27
NYSTOP 169 143 32 183
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 153 150 34 88
BACLOFEN 152 45 35 123
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 145 139 36 82
PREDNISONE 145 145 36 45
METFORMIN HCL 144 111 38 6
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 133 120 39 150
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 128 128 40 18
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 123 113 41 137
TRAMADOL HCL 121 121 42 33
CEFTRIAXONE 121 114 42 272
HYDRALAZINE HCL 121 121 42 99
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 111 108 45 97
CLOPIDOGREL 110 100 46 30
CRESTOR 108 80 47 15
LIDOCAINE HCL 107 100 48 251
EXELON 98 98 49 162
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 97 92 50 85
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 96 86 51 111
DIOVAN 95 95 52 26
LEVETIRACETAM 95 78 52 94
NYSTATIN 94 60 54 160
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 90 77 55 170
LATANOPROST 89 88 56 195
VENLAFAXINE HCL 87 87 57 305
FENTANYL 87 72 S2 57 102
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 86 86 59 148
ADVAIR DISKUS 86 86 59 32
ALLOPURINOL 85 72 61 42
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 84 75 S3 62 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84 84 62 9
CARBAMAZEPINE 82 34 64 184
LEVEMIR 81 81 65 224
VANCOMYCIN HCL 80 73 66 274
AGGRENOX 79 79 67 284
PLAVIX 78 73 68 41
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 76 75 69 10
FLUOXETINE HCL 76 53 69 76
MORPHINE SULFATE 75 72 S2 71 256
LANTUS 71 52 72 70
ESTRADIOL 71 46 R 72 497
HALOPERIDOL 68 50 74 153
NOVOLOG 67 66 75 159
LEVOFLOXACIN 63 58 76 108
GLYBURIDE 62 59 R 77 66
ABILIFY 61 57 78 192
VERAPAMIL HCL 61 48 78 444
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 59 54 80 16
SPIRONOLACTONE 59 46 80 86
AZITHROMYCIN 58 55 82 40
SPS 57 52 83 354
FENOFIBRATE 56 44 84 77
CEPHALEXIN 54 46 85 132
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 54 52 85 138
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 53 36 87 20
TERAZOSIN HCL 53 47 87 141
SPIRIVA 52 52 89 36
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 52 48 89 135
BUMETANIDE 50 50 91 225
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 Feb. 3, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.