ProPublica

Journalism in the Public Interest

Cancel

Prescriber Checkup

ANN MARIA ELDER MD

14 CHESTNUT PLACE INNOVATIVE PHYSICIAN SERVICES LLC

Ludlow | Massachusetts | 01056

(413) 589-7581

Incorrect Info?
Search this name in Dollars for Docs »
See this provider's services »

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

See Other Prescribers With This Specialty in This State »

16,065Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 61

$771K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 61

372 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94%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 Massachusetts
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 372 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 24%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 372 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 13%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 15,223 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

43 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


Another View

This chart shows a different comparison of all providers in this specialty based on their mix of drugs and volume. Providers are grouped by similarity; those least like their peers are farthest to the right. Hover over the bars to see names of other prescribers.

← Prescribers more like their peers Prescribers less like their peers →
KEY: How to read this
chart

Fewer Prescribers
More Prescribers

This Prescriber
Hover to see more prescribers

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.

Click to Filter by Category

Clear Filter


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 Massachusetts
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,301 1,152 1 5
FUROSEMIDE 865 837 2 8
LISINOPRIL 671 663 3 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 530 521 4 17
SIMVASTATIN 526 511 5 16
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 514 474 6 18
GABAPENTIN 491 450 7 1
MIRTAZAPINE 436 418 8 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 383 383 9 14
TRAZODONE HCL 349 332 10 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 335 323 11 25
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 318 305 12 24
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 276 255 13 29
LIDODERM 251 246 14 19
NAMENDA 237 228 15 27
SERTRALINE HCL 231 230 16 34
LANTUS 207 206 17 37
CYMBALTA 207 205 17 30
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 198 196 19 31
TAMSULOSIN HCL 163 160 20 40
DIGOXIN 155 155 21 41
PREDNISONE 147 140 22 44
GLIPIZIDE 145 140 23 34
ATENOLOL 145 144 23 45
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 131 108 25 48
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 124 117 26 51
CARVEDILOL 124 119 26 51
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 122 122 28 53
LEVOFLOXACIN 117 114 29 55
RISPERIDONE 99 99 30 57
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 97 86 31 58
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 96 86 32 41
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 96 85 32 59
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 95 91 34 60
METFORMIN HCL 88 71 35 43
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86 84 36 62
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 77 72 37 63
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 77 76 37 63
SPIRIVA 76 58 39 65
OMEPRAZOLE 76 73 39 65
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 75 75 S3 41 6
BACLOFEN 75 68 41 7
NOVOLOG 74 74 43 47
TIZANIDINE HCL 73 73 44 10
CLOPIDOGREL 71 70 45 68
TRAMADOL HCL 70 68 46 4
PLAVIX 68 60 47 69
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 67 67 48 70
METOLAZONE 66 66 49 71
ALLOPURINOL 65 64 50 72
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 64 44 51 54
DIOVAN 61 54 52 74
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 61 58 52 74
HEPARIN SODIUM 59 54 54 76
HYDRALAZINE HCL 58 58 55 77
VESICARE 57 57 56 78
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 55 45 57 79
ADVAIR DISKUS 55 55 57 79
FAMOTIDINE 55 47 57 79
LACTULOSE 54 53 60 82
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 54 53 60 82
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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to drugs@propublica.org and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to drugs@propublica.org.

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.