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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,768Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 149 out of 1187

$461K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 213 out of 1187

147 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
94% 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 Jersey
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 147 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 5,970 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

41% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 30%.

Prescription Price

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $79 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

46 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


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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
OMEPRAZOLE 264 216 1 5
CRESTOR 242 207 2 16
ATELVIA 235 198 3 168
METFORMIN HCL 213 187 4 7
DIOVAN HCT 206 161 5 40
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 199 189 6 2
IBUPROFEN 199 155 6 59
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 169 153 8 25
FENOFIBRATE 167 135 9 88
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 157 144 10 14
SIMVASTATIN 146 140 11 1
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 143 116 12 84
NAMENDA 127 126 13 44
LISINOPRIL 126 118 14 4
CARVEDILOL 125 110 15 19
NAPROXEN 120 100 16 72
LOVAZA 114 100 17 53
BYSTOLIC 108 104 18 116
GLIPIZIDE 108 83 18 71
NEXIUM 105 99 20 15
TRAMADOL HCL 90 72 21 28
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 83 72 22 100
JANUVIA 79 67 23 34
CLOPIDOGREL 78 71 24 33
TAMSULOSIN HCL 76 67 25 29
CYMBALTA 70 58 26 60
AMOXICILLIN 69 56 27 97
CILOSTAZOL 68 53 28 242
MECLIZINE HCL 67 64 29 112
EXELON 65 65 30 132
PREDNISONE 65 53 30 61
SYMBICORT 62 47 32 176
FUROSEMIDE 62 61 32 8
PLAVIX 60 60 34 52
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 54 45 35 31
SINGULAIR 52 50 36 67
PATADAY 50 40 37 215
PRANDIN 50 50 37 139
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. 22, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.