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RAMKUMAR PANHANI MD

3 BARKER AVE 4TH FLOOR PARK AVENUE MEDICAL ASSOCIATES PC

White plains | New York | 10601

(914) 949-1199

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,036Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 568

$791K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 568

491 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
96% 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

5% of this provider’s 491 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 12,224 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 56%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $126 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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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
SIMVASTATIN 686 638 1 3
LISINOPRIL 497 472 2 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 477 413 3 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 409 361 4 14
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 396 362 5 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 379 379 6 34
FUROSEMIDE 369 321 7 11
MIRTAZAPINE 318 292 8 56
METFORMIN HCL 308 254 9 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 278 200 10 22
NAMENDA 268 266 11 69
GABAPENTIN 256 207 12 36
RISPERIDONE 235 193 13 96
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 217 180 14 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 215 201 15 35
RANITIDINE HCL 207 201 16 41
CITALOPRAM HBR 169 148 17 51
GLIPIZIDE 161 147 18 72
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 158 115 19 127
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 157 121 20 93
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 155 123 21 101
HALOPERIDOL 152 137 22 166
LACTULOSE 144 124 23 92
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131 107 24 19
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 126 117 25 163
LATANOPROST 126 115 25 154
LEVETIRACETAM 126 115 25 78
TRAVATAN Z 125 117 28 206
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 125 106 28 23
FINASTERIDE 125 121 28 134
CARVEDILOL 122 97 31 37
TIMOLOL MALEATE 115 107 32 212
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 110 86 R 33 172
TRAZODONE HCL 107 102 34 138
CLOZAPINE 105 0 35 169
AMMONIUM LACTATE 104 87 36 107
OMEPRAZOLE 103 87 37 8
JANUVIA 95 90 38 32
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 90 85 39 52
HYDRALAZINE HCL 86 63 40 101
FAMOTIDINE 80 80 41 65
CYMBALTA 80 50 41 110
LANTUS 78 65 43 106
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 78 78 43 26
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 73 65 45 238
LEVEMIR 71 69 46 240
OLANZAPINE 70 70 47 204
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 70 64 47 86
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 70 70 47 15
NYSTATIN 66 59 50 183
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 65 65 51 30
SANTYL 65 62 51 95
NIFEDIPINE ER 64 40 53 66
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 63 60 54 100
METHAZOLAMIDE 62 62 55 259
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 62 58 55 207
ALPHAGAN P 59 59 57 268
ATENOLOL 58 48 58 25
CLOPIDOGREL 57 57 59 38
LIDODERM 56 52 60 121
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 55 55 61 277
TRAMADOL HCL 54 52 62 57
VALPROIC ACID 54 42 62 130
SERTRALINE HCL 54 54 62 61
SEROQUEL 50 38 65 162
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.