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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,359Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 49 out of 1001

$513K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 92 out of 1001

396 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80%Patients 65 Years and Older
26% 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

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 5,235 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

32% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 33%.

Prescription Price

$81 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $112 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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 York
RAMIPRIL 542 498 1 44
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 509 424 2 248
CRESTOR 434 340 3 14
NIASPAN 322 255 4 259
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 319 261 5 307
ZETIA 308 241 6 96
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 255 225 7 2
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 255 213 7 66
CARVEDILOL 245 209 9 22
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 214 204 10 8
DIGOXIN 192 154 11 55
SIMVASTATIN 184 119 12 1
LABETALOL HCL 175 111 13 181
CLOPIDOGREL 175 130 13 28
ISRADIPINE 147 116 10 15 386
DIOVAN 145 89 16 26
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 129 101 17 19
PLAVIX 99 84 18 29
LISINOPRIL 91 76 19 10
ACEBUTOLOL HCL 88 86 20 487
LOVAZA 80 59 21 39
QUINAPRIL HCL 78 78 22 168
WARFARIN SODIUM 77 74 23 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 66 45 24 9
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 65 55 25 175
TRICOR 64 64 26 206
FUROSEMIDE 58 48 27 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 58 52 27 6
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 17, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.