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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,042Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 609

$1.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 609

540 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77%Patients 65 Years and Older
81% 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 Jersey
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 540 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 540 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 13,271 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 36%.

Prescription Price

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $117 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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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
SIMVASTATIN 629 550 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 494 344 2 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 464 405 3 8
FUROSEMIDE 460 404 4 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 448 378 5 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 399 361 6 2
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 357 172 7 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 337 241 8 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 310 310 9 22
LISINOPRIL 273 209 10 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 257 228 11 9
NAMENDA 256 251 12 36
METFORMIN HCL 242 193 13 10
MIRTAZAPINE 226 225 14 58
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 192 183 15 24
CLOPIDOGREL 178 153 16 17
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 167 166 17 201
CARVEDILOL 161 152 18 14
ADVAIR DISKUS 160 97 19 28
JANUVIA 160 125 19 34
DIGOXIN 151 143 21 33
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 150 138 22 6
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 150 103 22 91
LIDODERM 146 106 24 81
DIOVAN 146 125 24 15
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 138 99 S2 26 44
GABAPENTIN 133 101 27 21
FAMOTIDINE 132 127 28 50
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131 102 29 20
SERTRALINE HCL 130 97 30 61
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 122 103 31 101
LANTUS 120 108 32 82
LIDOCAINE 117 87 33 373
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 116 104 34 40
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 113 76 35 29
TRAZODONE HCL 113 74 35 113
PLAVIX 111 89 37 25
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 109 69 38 135
RAMIPRIL 109 97 38 46
FENTANYL 108 79 S2 40 66
PAROXETINE HCL 106 77 41 123
SPIRIVA 105 76 42 43
CRESTOR 105 79 42 16
ATENOLOL 97 70 44 27
PREDNISONE 97 72 44 26
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 94 69 46 116
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 94 83 46 32
RISPERIDONE 93 91 48 107
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 90 78 49 62
TRAMADOL HCL 90 78 49 39
MEGESTROL ACETATE 90 90 R 49 243
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 89 86 52 120
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 86 86 53 227
NOVOLOG 86 79 53 156
CLONIDINE HCL 86 48 53 83
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 86 59 53 114
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 83 54 S3 57 136
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 78 33 S3 58 30
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 77 57 59 183
SPIRONOLACTONE 76 64 60 105
ROPINIROLE HCL 75 17 61 242
TAMSULOSIN HCL 75 74 61 11
FLUOXETINE HCL 75 37 61 148
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 75 75 61 49
SODIUM CHLORIDE 75 69 61 414
LYRICA 75 57 61 90
ENDOCET 73 16 S2 67 45
PROAIR HFA 73 30 67 57
SANTYL 72 70 69 186
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 72 29 S2 69 72
NEXIUM 71 35 71 13
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 70 52 72 285
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 70 69 72 54
LEVETIRACETAM 65 38 74 70
COLCRYS 65 65 74 245
CYMBALTA 64 41 76 76
LEVOFLOXACIN 62 43 77 127
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 62 48 77 122
MUPIROCIN 61 57 79 180
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 59 59 80 154
GLYBURIDE 58 57 R 81 132
HYDRALAZINE HCL 58 26 81 133
GLIMEPIRIDE 58 52 81 53
OXYCONTIN 57 31 S2 84 64
CITALOPRAM HBR 57 51 84 112
RENVELA 57 24 84 165
BYSTOLIC 56 47 87 71
MELOXICAM 56 52 87 55
AVELOX 56 42 87 345
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 55 40 90 94
NOVOLIN R 54 45 91 325
LACTULOSE 54 45 91 109
AMIODARONE HCL 52 52 93 158
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 52 27 S2 93 209
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 50 50 95 238
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.