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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,343Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 36

$1.33M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 36

638 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
80% 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

18% of this provider’s 638 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 638 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 19,514 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 29%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 24.


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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
FUROSEMIDE 927 801 1 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 904 796 2 2
SIMVASTATIN 850 678 3 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 734 630 4 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 715 571 5 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 543 485 6 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 515 461 7 8
LISINOPRIL 514 466 8 7
LANTUS 506 384 9 43
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 455 301 S2 10 29
SERTRALINE HCL 435 365 11 15
METFORMIN HCL 406 371 12 9
MIRTAZAPINE 386 376 13 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 368 367 14 10
TRAMADOL HCL 299 255 15 39
GABAPENTIN 287 199 16 20
CARVEDILOL 283 257 17 21
CEPHALEXIN 276 239 18 109
RISPERIDONE 263 253 19 28
TAMSULOSIN HCL 262 216 20 23
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 242 195 21 25
CITALOPRAM HBR 228 168 22 31
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 228 207 22 22
HYDRALAZINE HCL 222 194 24 90
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 218 203 25 52
OMEPRAZOLE 203 179 26 6
LACTULOSE 202 147 27 27
CLOPIDOGREL 198 178 28 30
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 190 166 29 19
NAMENDA 188 186 30 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 179 151 31 14
OXYCODONE HCL 174 50 S2 32 91
PREDNISONE 168 157 33 55
DIOVAN 165 165 34 36
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 157 127 35 64
ATENOLOL 155 136 36 18
GLIPIZIDE ER 150 135 37 141
IBUPROFEN 143 95 38 74
ADVAIR DISKUS 141 108 39 45
LEVETIRACETAM 139 103 40 49
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 135 106 S3 41 114
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 134 118 42 85
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 132 0 S2 43 174
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 127 100 44 71
RAMIPRIL 117 113 45 58
LYRICA 116 56 46 88
SPIRIVA 115 90 47 73
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 114 106 48 34
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 113 98 49 24
PLAVIX 112 95 50 42
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 112 91 50 13
ABILIFY 111 81 52 87
DIGOXIN 110 104 53 46
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 107 100 54 127
KLOR-CON M10 102 98 55 192
TRAZODONE HCL 101 72 56 54
SANTYL 100 83 57 72
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 100 87 57 37
FENTANYL 97 51 S2 59 43
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 96 96 60 94
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 95 75 61 26
NITROFURANTOIN 91 78 62 199
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 89 52 63 40
CLONIDINE HCL 89 79 63 96
PAROXETINE HCL 88 81 65 57
LEVOFLOXACIN 88 70 65 68
GLUCAGEN 87 59 67 204
KLOR-CON M20 85 82 68 164
FINASTERIDE 85 74 68 61
GLIMEPIRIDE 81 75 70 53
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 78 66 71 172
NOVOLOG 77 63 72 98
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 75 70 73 112
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 74 70 74 38
PRANDIN 74 66 74 138
ALLOPURINOL 74 66 74 59
LUMIGAN 72 60 77 218
BUSPIRONE HCL 71 58 78 120
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 71 49 78 223
OXYCONTIN 70 35 S2 80 104
INSULIN SYRINGE 69 54 81 134
KETOCONAZOLE 68 63 82 102
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 67 62 83 51
MECLIZINE HCL 66 53 84 124
NEXIUM 66 50 84 35
JANUVIA 66 58 84 47
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 66 63 84 79
HYDROXYZINE HCL 66 40 R 84 153
CYMBALTA 64 47 89 80
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 64 57 89 176
FAMOTIDINE 62 39 91 17
CLONIDINE 61 61 92 182
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 59 59 93 169
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 58 58 94 33
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 55 49 95 60
LOPERAMIDE 55 31 95 184
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 55 49 95 151
GLYBURIDE 54 52 R 98 111
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 52 46 99 113
TIMOLOL MALEATE 51 51 100 142
TERAZOSIN HCL 51 46 100 159
PROCRIT 50 50 102 145
ZETIA 50 41 102 148
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 50 43 S2 102 260
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.