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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Physician Assistant

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,474Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 45 out of 950

$392K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 67 out of 950

425 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64%Patients 65 Years and Older
69% 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

8% of this provider’s 425 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 425 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 2,717 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

31% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$72 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $80 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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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
LISINOPRIL 186 103 1 3
SIMVASTATIN 182 130 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 178 80 3 1
METFORMIN HCL 177 86 4 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 146 85 5 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 130 73 6 5
FUROSEMIDE 112 74 7 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 92 72 8 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86 39 9 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 84 40 10 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 81 59 11 10
NEXIUM 79 29 12 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 78 46 13 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 75 58 14 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 73 38 15 19
PREDNISONE 72 43 16 30
SPIRIVA 70 48 17 37
TRAMADOL HCL 70 35 17 24
RAMIPRIL 68 40 19 73
ENDOCET 68 15 S2 19 126
CRESTOR 67 29 21 16
PROAIR HFA 58 17 22 47
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 56 14 23 137
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 55 17 24 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 53 34 25 11
LOVAZA 53 0 25 36
JANUVIA 51 24 27 39
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 50 27 S3 28 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 April 14, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.