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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,628Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 28 out of 2680

$519K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 330 out of 2680

727 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92%Patients 65 Years and Older
81% 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

4% of this provider’s 727 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 727 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 17,408 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 27%.

Prescription Price

$28 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 752 719 1 4
FUROSEMIDE 642 639 2 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 599 587 3 8
LISINOPRIL 564 543 4 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 451 439 5 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 449 413 6 12
OMEPRAZOLE 391 342 7 2
GABAPENTIN 385 313 8 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 352 333 9 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 333 333 10 28
CITALOPRAM HBR 286 276 11 22
SERTRALINE HCL 285 273 12 23
PAIN RELIEVER 277 272 10 13 213
CYMBALTA 276 252 14 56
SIMVASTATIN 252 233 15 1
ASPIRIN EC 245 241 16 199
PREDNISONE 237 233 17 45
NAMENDA 235 235 18 43
TRAMADOL HCL 235 235 18 33
TAMSULOSIN HCL 210 186 20 25
RISPERIDONE 207 195 21 67
DIGOXIN 202 202 22 59
CALMOSEPTINE 199 199 10 23 285
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 184 170 24 44
CALCIUM 600 + VIT D 181 172 25 204
CLOPIDOGREL 170 156 26 30
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 163 160 27 29
LANTUS 163 131 27 70
METFORMIN HCL 146 109 29 6
ALLOPURINOL 146 146 29 42
ATENOLOL 146 122 29 14
PROPRANOLOL HCL 133 133 32 158
PAROXETINE HCL 129 129 33 62
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 126 126 34 88
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 125 117 35 9
RANITIDINE HCL 123 107 36 35
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 119 114 37 97
FERROUS SULFATE 118 118 38 289
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 114 114 39 20
AMIODARONE HCL 105 100 40 277
LORATADINE 102 102 41 259
CRANBERRY 99 99 10 42 408
OYSTER SHELL CALCIUM W-VIT D 97 97 43 338
ASPIRIN 97 97 43 240
SENNA S 96 96 45 303
TRAZODONE HCL 88 86 46 60
HUMULIN R 88 74 46 328
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 87 87 48 90
MELOXICAM 85 64 49 50
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 84 78 50 85
LOVASTATIN 83 83 51 37
PLAVIX 82 76 52 41
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 80 80 53 18
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 80 79 53 157
BACLOFEN 79 18 55 123
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 78 77 56 38
LEVETIRACETAM 77 61 57 94
KLOR-CON M20 77 74 57 101
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 77 72 57 150
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 75 55 S3 60 13
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 75 74 60 109
AZITHROMYCIN 70 60 62 40
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 69 69 63 148
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 69 58 R 63 113
MIRTAZAPINE 69 61 63 48
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 68 58 66 82
VITAMIN D2 68 68 66 176
VITAMIN B-12 66 66 68 271
METFORMIN HCL ER 65 65 69 53
AVODART 65 65 69 165
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 62 61 71 11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 61 57 72 55
SPIRONOLACTONE 60 37 73 86
TRIFLUOPERAZINE HCL 60 60 73 520
SECURA PROTECTIVE 59 59 10 75 526
TAMIFLU 58 52 76 136
SINGULAIR 57 57 77 64
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 57 55 77 237
NIASPAN 56 56 79 120
FINASTERIDE 56 56 79 80
GLIPIZIDE 55 55 81 71
LIDODERM 55 55 81 74
GLIPIZIDE XL 55 49 81 87
PRIMIDONE 53 53 84 416
TIZANIDINE HCL 51 0 85 282
RANEXA 51 51 85 173
GLIMEPIRIDE 50 50 87 51
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 May 12, 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.