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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,863Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 439 out of 2680

$325K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 822 out of 2680

277 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%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
Higher avg Average for
this specialty
in New York
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 5,958 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

33% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 27%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 733 629 1 3
METFORMIN HCL 393 350 2 6
CARVEDILOL 374 344 3 27
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 346 320 4 46
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 338 257 5 9
SIMVASTATIN 325 280 6 1
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 318 282 7 24
JANUVIA 314 290 8 34
CRESTOR 273 258 9 15
NIFEDIPINE ER 231 194 10 73
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 200 180 11 168
GLIPIZIDE XL 180 153 12 87
GLIPIZIDE ER 167 156 13 116
LABETALOL HCL 145 129 14 215
FUROSEMIDE 142 117 15 7
JANUMET 140 132 16 83
LANTUS 94 71 17 70
GABAPENTIN 78 73 18 21
ZETIA 76 49 19 69
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 75 58 20 29
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 71 54 R 21 96
NEXIUM 66 56 22 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 65 64 23 8
RANITIDINE HCL 60 59 24 35
SPIRONOLACTONE 57 56 25 86
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 55 51 26 68
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 54 48 27 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 51 36 28 4
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 July 8, 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.