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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,149Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 2680

$1.26M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 29 out of 2680

927 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93%Patients 65 Years and Older
43% 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

7% of this provider’s 927 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 927 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 20,138 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% 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

24 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 970 907 1 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 915 846 2 12
OMEPRAZOLE 757 696 3 2
FUROSEMIDE 722 689 4 7
SIMVASTATIN 698 621 5 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 687 632 6 3
LISINOPRIL 633 561 7 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 533 500 8 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 363 363 9 28
NAMENDA 329 329 10 43
ATENOLOL 329 296 10 14
MIRTAZAPINE 318 303 12 48
CITALOPRAM HBR 309 269 13 22
GABAPENTIN 309 246 13 21
SERTRALINE HCL 303 285 15 23
LOVASTATIN 263 250 16 37
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 261 260 17 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 259 223 S3 18 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 258 244 19 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 255 205 20 17
METFORMIN HCL 247 193 21 6
TAMSULOSIN HCL 238 213 22 25
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 234 219 23 9
DIGOXIN 182 182 24 59
TRAZODONE HCL 179 159 25 60
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 175 162 26 29
TRAMADOL HCL 173 158 27 33
ALLOPURINOL 165 156 28 42
FLUOXETINE HCL 157 124 29 76
RANITIDINE HCL 157 151 29 35
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 147 147 31 20
CLOPIDOGREL 140 138 32 30
SPIRIVA 129 114 33 36
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 128 123 34 138
RISPERIDONE 128 120 34 67
ADVAIR DISKUS 127 118 36 32
LANTUS 127 104 36 70
FAMOTIDINE 122 120 38 65
GLIPIZIDE 118 108 39 71
AZITHROMYCIN 118 101 39 40
LIDODERM 118 118 39 74
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 115 111 42 44
PREDNISONE 114 111 43 45
PLAVIX 114 106 43 41
BACLOFEN 112 89 45 123
GEMFIBROZIL 111 91 46 119
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 109 109 47 18
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 105 105 48 16
CARVEDILOL 105 99 48 27
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 103 92 50 72
CEPHALEXIN 101 99 51 132
TERAZOSIN HCL 99 90 52 141
PAROXETINE HCL 96 93 53 62
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 95 95 54 57
KLOR-CON M10 94 90 55 185
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 94 94 55 135
EXELON 94 94 55 162
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 93 88 58 82
HYDRALAZINE HCL 82 75 59 99
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 79 74 60 38
AGGRENOX 78 78 61 284
GALANTAMINE HBR 74 74 62 491
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 74 43 R 62 95
MELOXICAM 74 62 62 50
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 74 64 62 189
LABETALOL HCL 73 58 66 215
SYNTHROID 73 73 66 39
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 72 68 68 145
DIOVAN 69 68 69 26
CRESTOR 68 62 70 15
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 67 65 71 85
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 67 67 71 88
CLONIDINE HCL 67 57 71 84
VERAPAMIL ER 66 41 74 126
BUSPIRONE HCL 65 56 75 174
FINASTERIDE 64 64 76 80
PEN NEEDLE 64 51 76 155
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 63 53 78 111
VENTOLIN HFA 62 51 79 61
CYMBALTA 62 62 79 56
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 62 51 79 171
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 61 61 82 24
CARBAMAZEPINE 60 60 83 184
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 60 52 83 97
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 60 48 83 148
FENTANYL 59 42 S2 86 102
LEVETIRACETAM 56 19 87 94
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 56 33 S2 87 106
TRILIPIX 55 49 89 151
NEXIUM 55 52 89 19
AMOXICILLIN 55 54 89 142
SPIRONOLACTONE 54 54 92 86
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 54 54 92 406
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 52 52 94 68
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 51 49 95 137
NITROSTAT 50 47 96 291
DILTIAZEM ER 50 50 96 270
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 Feb. 25, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.