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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,746Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 31 out of 2680

$2.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 2680

593 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
95% 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

2% of this provider’s 593 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 593 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 16,615 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

57% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 27%.

Prescription Price

$113 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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
LOVAZA 1,297 1,235 1 47
BONIVA 611 599 10 2 228
CRESTOR 577 533 3 15
DIOVAN 515 494 4 26
CYMBALTA 496 489 5 56
LIDODERM 433 424 6 74
FAMOTIDINE 422 384 7 65
JANUVIA 405 384 8 34
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 354 303 9 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 309 298 10 10
NEXIUM 295 291 11 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 283 232 12 18
CLOPIDOGREL 278 262 13 30
SIMVASTATIN 273 265 14 1
RANITIDINE HCL 271 257 15 35
METFORMIN HCL ER 268 230 16 53
SINGULAIR 264 255 17 64
ATENOLOL 241 213 18 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 234 185 19 3
PLAVIX 214 204 20 41
LIPITOR 203 203 21 78
TAMSULOSIN HCL 202 194 22 25
EXFORGE 197 176 23 139
GLIMEPIRIDE 193 168 24 51
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 182 149 25 20
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 181 178 26 150
ADVAIR DISKUS 179 176 27 32
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 177 177 28 4
DIOVAN HCT 170 163 29 54
VOLTAREN 167 167 30 103
CREON 165 161 31 112
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 143 143 32 117
JANUMET 142 127 33 83
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 141 135 34 134
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 138 126 35 68
AMMONIUM LACTATE 136 136 36 118
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 128 124 37 11
CARAFATE 120 114 38 396
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 115 108 39 38
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 113 105 40 17
LISINOPRIL 112 91 41 5
ADACEL 106 78 42 392
BENICAR 101 101 43 122
ROPINIROLE HCL 99 98 44 143
SERTRALINE HCL 99 95 44 23
FLUOCINONIDE 98 95 46 211
TRAZODONE HCL 94 90 47 60
AVODART 92 92 48 165
AZOR 91 89 49 188
ZOSTAVAX 91 53 49 229
SPIRIVA 85 80 51 36
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 84 64 52 223
CARVEDILOL 77 67 53 27
SYNTHROID 75 75 54 39
DONEPEZIL HCL 75 75 54 28
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70 68 56 9
FUROSEMIDE 70 70 56 7
METFORMIN HCL 69 58 58 6
VITAMIN D2 68 68 59 176
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 68 63 59 58
CELEBREX 68 68 59 75
LYRICA 67 67 62 107
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 65 65 63 194
ALLOPURINOL 62 62 64 42
MELOXICAM 61 59 65 50
NIASPAN 60 49 66 120
WARFARIN SODIUM 59 59 67 12
VITAMIN B COMPLEX 57 49 10 68 533
UNIFINE PENTIPS 55 55 69 266
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 55 55 69 167
EXELON 55 55 69 162
PREMARIN 53 48 R 72 333
TRAMADOL HCL 50 50 73 33
Q-PAP 50 50 10 73 440
PATANOL 50 50 73 239
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 Aug. 28, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.