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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Legal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,868Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 98

$1.49M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 98

614 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72%Patients 65 Years and Older
79% 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 New York
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 614 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 614 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 15,664 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 31%.

Prescription Price

$65 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $73 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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
SIMVASTATIN 1,045 738 1 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 847 659 2 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 762 667 3 13
FUROSEMIDE 670 461 4 8
OMEPRAZOLE 662 396 5 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 538 361 6 7
LISINOPRIL 522 387 7 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 507 412 8 2
GABAPENTIN 417 265 9 19
CITALOPRAM HBR 395 304 10 33
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 337 244 11 40
TRAZODONE HCL 324 198 12 70
DONEPEZIL HCL 321 311 13 27
MIRTAZAPINE 318 265 14 26
NAMENDA 311 286 15 28
LANTUS 311 193 15 64
METFORMIN HCL 289 198 17 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 271 130 S3 18 36
TAMSULOSIN HCL 256 212 19 20
ABILIFY 242 137 20 130
CARVEDILOL 227 138 21 23
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 226 150 22 39
RISPERIDONE 225 137 23 44
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 222 170 24 10
CYMBALTA 203 106 25 72
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 182 137 26 9
ATENOLOL 180 118 27 16
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 178 112 28 95
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 171 93 29 91
SEROQUEL 164 132 30 109
SERTRALINE HCL 158 121 31 35
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 154 117 32 73
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 145 80 33 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 144 92 34 11
PLAVIX 144 107 34 40
CLOPIDOGREL 138 103 36 34
CLOZAPINE 129 54 37 169
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 129 124 37 107
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 128 109 39 126
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 124 111 40 15
HALOPERIDOL 124 94 40 141
DIGOXIN 121 105 42 80
FLUOXETINE HCL 119 84 43 133
HUMALOG 116 46 44 225
PREDNISONE 113 52 45 75
SPIRONOLACTONE 113 68 45 117
NEXIUM 111 83 47 14
TRAMADOL HCL 108 55 48 54
DIOVAN 107 88 49 25
HYDRALAZINE HCL 106 35 50 90
OLANZAPINE 104 55 51 135
FAMOTIDINE 103 70 52 82
SYNTHROID 99 58 53 29
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 98 50 R 54 192
BACLOFEN 97 25 55 160
FINASTERIDE 96 74 56 86
RANITIDINE HCL 96 91 56 22
OXCARBAZEPINE 91 25 58 245
ALLOPURINOL 91 44 58 56
BUPROPION HCL SR 89 21 60 248
SPIRIVA 89 53 60 59
LEVETIRACETAM 88 60 62 69
LABETALOL HCL 88 55 62 113
LACTULOSE 87 17 64 79
NOVOLOG 86 37 65 196
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 86 23 R 65 190
LYRICA 83 38 67 94
GLIPIZIDE 80 75 68 85
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 79 42 69 262
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76 52 70 45
OXYCODONE HCL 76 55 S2 70 136
EXELON 75 75 72 78
GLIMEPIRIDE 75 47 72 48
PEN NEEDLE 75 40 72 164
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 73 73 75 132
CEPHALEXIN 69 44 76 216
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 69 53 76 52
PAROXETINE HCL 69 54 76 116
VITAMIN D2 69 53 76 273
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 68 41 80 274
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 68 52 80 83
AZITHROMYCIN 65 50 82 49
OXYCONTIN 61 54 S2 83 283
VERAPAMIL ER 61 52 83 283
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 60 14 R 85 184
VENLAFAXINE HCL 59 29 86 230
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 59 25 86 290
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 57 39 88 302
LOVAZA 57 54 88 32
CARBAMAZEPINE 56 34 90 213
COMBIVENT 56 46 90 201
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 55 36 92 53
BYSTOLIC 55 55 92 51
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 55 21 S2 92 136
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 54 46 95 17
LIDODERM 54 53 95 87
IRBESARTAN 53 48 97 313
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 53 17 97 161
TORSEMIDE 53 46 97 313
ADVAIR DISKUS 52 37 100 47
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 50 29 101 129
CRESTOR 50 41 101 18
VALPROIC ACID 50 41 101 140
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. 6, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.