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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,755Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 449 out of 2680

$387K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 615 out of 2680

248 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71%Patients 65 Years and Older
99% 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

14% of this provider’s 248 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 4,963 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

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 377 267 1 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 311 269 2 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 303 248 3 3
IBUPROFEN 270 189 4 63
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 248 209 5 24
SIMVASTATIN 240 194 6 1
NEXIUM 207 128 7 19
CRESTOR 197 128 8 15
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 186 104 S3 9 156
OMEPRAZOLE 177 137 10 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 165 128 11 8
LISINOPRIL 139 97 12 5
METFORMIN HCL 138 105 13 6
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 128 82 14 38
PROAIR HFA 108 53 15 52
NAPROXEN 98 94 16 91
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 98 72 16 10
FUROSEMIDE 87 80 18 7
VENTOLIN HFA 86 49 19 61
ADVAIR DISKUS 83 19 20 32
PATANOL 80 64 21 239
GLYBURIDE 78 74 R 22 66
JANUVIA 78 70 22 34
TRAMADOL HCL 68 62 24 33
AMOXICILLIN 62 44 25 142
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 61 61 R 26 96
CELEBREX 61 28 26 75
AZITHROMYCIN 58 46 28 40
RANITIDINE HCL 56 34 29 35
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 53 38 30 4
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 52 44 31 138
SINGULAIR 51 0 32 64
FLOVENT HFA 51 28 32 230
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.