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Prescriber Checkup

AUSBERTO BIANCHI MD

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

37,000Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.38M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
775 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97%Patients 65 Years and Older
57% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

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 .

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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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category
OMEPRAZOLE 1,802 1,753
SIMVASTATIN 1,602 1,544
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,225 1,196
LISINOPRIL 1,118 1,094
TEMAZEPAM 1,005 1,003
ALPRAZOLAM 970 897
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 879 840
ATENOLOL 824 795
GABAPENTIN 750 709
RANITIDINE HCL 716 698
FUROSEMIDE 698 669
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 649 625
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 631 620 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 581 562
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 560 558
WARFARIN SODIUM 558 558
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 547 543
CARVEDILOL 509 503
METFORMIN HCL 492 470
VIAGRA 455 429
FAMOTIDINE 443 416
DONEPEZIL HCL 434 434
LOVASTATIN 424 424
VENTOLIN HFA 423 389
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 405 365
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 380 363
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 379 377
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 366 366
FINASTERIDE 334 334
CRESTOR 320 298
PAROXETINE HCL 307 307
CLOPIDOGREL 288 283
GLYBURIDE 285 271 R
ADVAIR DISKUS 280 259
DIGOXIN 277 277
LACTULOSE 274 270
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 258 244
TAMSULOSIN HCL 254 254
TRAMADOL HCL 243 220
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 242 234
VOLTAREN 238 215
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 237 225
FENOFIBRATE 231 225
SERTRALINE HCL 230 228
PLAVIX 228 228
AMMONIUM LACTATE 226 224
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 225 212 R
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 223 222
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 219 198
ALLOPURINOL 219 219
LEVOFLOXACIN 209 201
MEGESTROL ACETATE 204 204 R
FLUOXETINE HCL 203 191
TERAZOSIN HCL 200 200
LORAZEPAM 196 192
MECLIZINE HCL 195 193
JANUVIA 192 178
AZITHROMYCIN 188 179
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 187 187
EASY TOUCH 175 167 10
NAMENDA 174 174
CICLOPIROX 168 167
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 167 167
GALANTAMINE HBR 160 160
PENTOXIFYLLINE 159 159
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 155 155
LANTUS 153 148
CITALOPRAM HBR 148 148
DETROL LA 146 146
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 135 122
DILTIAZEM ER 135 135
ACTONEL 129 129
PREDNISONE 120 118
PROAIR HFA 119 109
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118 118
CLONIDINE HCL 116 106
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 114 99
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 114 110
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 114 108
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 112 112
LANSOPRAZOLE 112 103
LEXAPRO 110 110
GLIMEPIRIDE 110 98
NEXIUM 103 83
NIFEDIPINE ER 101 92
LOVAZA 97 97
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 96 88
KOMBIGLYZE XR 94 78
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 93 90
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 90 88
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 90 86
PROCTOZONE-HC 87 87
ZENPEP 87 87
CYMBALTA 87 87
GLIPIZIDE 86 76
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 86 86
SSD 83 80
SYNTHROID 81 70
SINGULAIR 79 65
BUSPIRONE HCL 78 70
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 78 68
BUMETANIDE 74 74
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 70 70
SYMBICORT 70 69
KETOCONAZOLE 66 66
LATANOPROST 66 66
MELOXICAM 66 65
DIOVAN 65 51
IBUPROFEN 65 60
CILOSTAZOL 65 65
PHENAZOPYRIDINE HCL 63 59
VERAPAMIL ER 63 51
SPIRIVA 63 63
METOLAZONE 62 62
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 62 54
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 61 61
HUMULIN R 58 50
SPIRONOLACTONE 57 57
AVODART 57 57
CAPTOPRIL 55 55
TRAZODONE HCL 52 45
BENAZEPRIL HCL 52 43
PRIMIDONE 50 50
ZETIA 50 50
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 50 47
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.