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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,651Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 21 out of 277

$736K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 24 out of 277

228 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
Higher avg Average for
this specialty
in New Jersey
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 228 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 3,379 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

41% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 56%.

Prescription Price

$130 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $137 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 12.


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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
SPIRIVA 266 207 1 1
ADVAIR DISKUS 254 227 2 2
SINGULAIR 205 164 3 6
PROAIR HFA 184 151 4 3
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 149 96 5 45
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 145 44 6 90
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 143 104 7 17
LIDOCAINE HCL 128 76 8 185
HEPARIN SODIUM 127 70 9 129
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 107 47 10 62
LANTUS 107 66 10 57
FUROSEMIDE 105 84 12 8
PROCRIT 100 92 13 148
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 92 54 14 89
OMEPRAZOLE 85 45 15 9
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 83 39 16 19
COMBIVENT 81 47 17 22
MUPIROCIN 78 45 18 88
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 78 44 18 7
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 77 24 S2 20 37
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 69 24 21 31
AMMONIUM LACTATE 59 36 22 230
NYSTOP 58 35 23 235
FLOVENT HFA 56 21 24 66
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 55 46 25 64
KETOCONAZOLE 54 25 26 193
NEXIUM 51 38 27 21
FAMOTIDINE 51 29 27 33
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 50 24 29 43
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 Sept. 17, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.