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Prescriber Checkup

LAWRENCE LERNER MD

427 GUY PARK AVE - PRIMARY & SPECIALTY CARE DEPT. ST. MARY'S HOSPITAL @ AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam | New York | 12010

(518) 841-7430

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,037Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 131

$949K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 131

397 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96%Patients 65 Years and Older
88% 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

21% of this provider’s 397 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 397 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 18,384 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 29%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $68 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

48 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 22.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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
FUROSEMIDE 1,299 1,268 1 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,037 937 2 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 853 832 3 7
SIMVASTATIN 685 664 4 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 672 669 5 5
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 510 506 6 64
MIRTAZAPINE 454 449 7 34
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 442 442 S3 8 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 397 397 9 2
SERTRALINE HCL 367 352 10 27
LISINOPRIL 350 339 11 6
GABAPENTIN 340 320 12 20
NAMENDA 323 323 13 26
DONEPEZIL HCL 297 297 14 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 293 282 15 29
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 259 250 16 23
TRAZODONE HCL 241 240 17 40
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 220 220 18 60
TAMSULOSIN HCL 216 206 19 24
PREDNISONE 206 206 20 51
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 205 193 21 130
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 199 189 22 43
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 194 192 23 63
CITALOPRAM HBR 189 171 24 22
LEVETIRACETAM 173 147 25 37
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 172 172 26 10
LANTUS 165 164 27 53
SPS 160 160 10 28 208
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 158 155 29 74
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 151 139 30 11
GLIPIZIDE 148 147 31 68
DIGOXIN 147 147 32 49
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 145 145 33 87
METFORMIN HCL 142 132 34 8
RISPERIDONE 141 131 35 42
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 133 133 36 45
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 120 117 37 179
OLANZAPINE 119 118 38 99
TAMIFLU 119 119 38 149
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 117 114 40 122
KLOR-CON M20 109 107 41 113
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 108 89 42 154
ALLOPURINOL 107 107 43 52
MISOPROSTOL 105 105 44 247
ATENOLOL 103 103 45 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99 97 46 12
GLIPIZIDE ER 96 95 47 124
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 91 90 48 134
CLOPIDOGREL 89 89 49 28
TRANSDERM-SCOP 87 86 50 263
CARAFATE 85 72 51 267
AZITHROMYCIN 85 82 51 38
HYDROXYZINE HCL 84 83 R 53 159
FINASTERIDE 82 82 54 77
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 82 78 54 271
CEPHALEXIN 82 78 54 106
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 81 73 R 57 97
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 79 79 58 21
TRAMADOL HCL 75 75 59 31
CARVEDILOL 72 68 60 25
SUCRALFATE 72 67 60 234
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 71 71 62 127
ADVAIR DISKUS 69 59 63 33
DIOVAN 69 69 63 30
MORPHINE SULFATE 67 66 S2 65 229
LEXAPRO 67 65 65 171
HALOPERIDOL 65 65 67 88
SPIRIVA 64 64 68 57
PAROXETINE HCL 61 56 69 83
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 60 48 70 137
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 60 60 70 230
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 58 58 72 235
TRAVATAN Z 57 57 73 135
CLONIDINE HCL 57 57 73 72
LYRICA 57 57 73 103
CYMBALTA 55 55 76 90
SEROQUEL 55 54 76 91
AMPICILLIN TRIHYDRATE 55 55 76 320
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 54 54 79 247
PLAVIX 54 54 79 36
MEGESTROL ACETATE 53 52 R 81 206
FENTANYL 52 51 S2 82 129
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 52 47 82 120
LATANOPROST 50 50 84 140
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 Sept. 2, 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.