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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,501Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 39

$1.58M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 39

566 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older
87% 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 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in New Jersey
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 566 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 566 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

30% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 23.


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.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in New Jersey
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,054 978 131 1 1
NAMENDA 946 918 68 2 9
SIMVASTATIN 864 722 122 3 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 626 542 32 4 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 606 528 80 5 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 558 475 88 6 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 498 449 74 7 10
FUROSEMIDE 497 446 82 8 4
LISINOPRIL 475 393 73 9 6
OMEPRAZOLE 469 358 78 10 8
FAMOTIDINE* 460 386 80 11 16
METFORMIN HCL 403 320 66 12 11
ALPRAZOLAM 398 360 48 B 13 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 352 340 47 14 12
CLOPIDOGREL 305 277 53 15 15
MIRTAZAPINE 261 230 36 16 14
SERTRALINE HCL 256 152 26 17 18
NEXIUM 254 231 33 18 39
DIOVAN 253 204 23 19 31
EXELON 244 244 36 20 46
CRESTOR 242 182 31 21 44
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 233 206 36 22 13
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 231 157 38 23 51
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 231 226* 38 23 21
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 229 212 35 25 42
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 214 182 32 26 33
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 213 178 37 27 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 206 180 31 28 26
GABAPENTIN 206 143 37 28 22
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 190 163 43 30 35
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 185 148 27 31 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 185 165 29 31 23
LACTULOSE 179 130 29 33 41
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 176 165 32 34 29
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 172 167* 37 S2 35 40
LOVAZA 165 135 29 36 70
LORAZEPAM 158 153* 42 B 37 24
RISPERIDONE 148 128 16 A 38 38
CARVEDILOL 147 106 23 39 25
CLONAZEPAM 141 107 23 B 40 48
CYMBALTA 139 111 14 41 43
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 135 130* 21 42 65
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 134 106 18 A 43 28
LIDODERM 132 127* 25 44 59
CITALOPRAM HBR 128 114 19 45 36
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 125 88 25 46 30
TRAMADOL HCL 123 118* 45 47 34
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 122 44 19 48 62
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 112 97 28 49 55
PREDNISONE 112 107* 32 49 49
CLONIDINE HCL 110 105* 21 51 94
ADVAIR DISKUS 107 93 14 52 47
ATENOLOL 102 102 17 53 27
LANTUS 101 <11 <11 54 50
KETOCONAZOLE 98 86 32 55 113
LEVETIRACETAM 96 75 13 56 45
BACLOFEN 94 33 12 57 123
LATANOPROST 91 91 12 58 81
SPIRONOLACTONE 91 86* 14 58 112
SANTYL 90 85* 25 60 69
OXYCONTIN 89 <11 <11 S2 61 119
NOVOLOG 86 81* 15 62 87
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 85 73 12 63 32
GLIPIZIDE 84 73 13 64 74
FINASTERIDE 81 69 13 65 66
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 81 76* 52 65 77
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 80 75* 12 67 128
ALLOPURINOL 80 <11 <11 67 58
AZITHROMYCIN 78 73* 60 69 80
VOLTAREN 77 72* 20 70 113
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 76 <11 <11 71 79
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 76 57 23 71 159
DETROL LA 74 <11 <11 73 138
HYDRALAZINE HCL 72 60 13 74 90
ABILIFY 72 <11 <11 A 74 64
DIGOX 71 66* 14 76 91
FLUOCINONIDE 70 65* 38 77 228
BYSTOLIC 70 <11 <11 77 178
ATELVIA 70 65* 15 77 228
BUDESONIDE 69 <11 <11 80 106
FENTANYL 69 <11 <11 S2 80 54
GLIMEPIRIDE 68 <11 <11 82 56
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 68 56 15 82 104
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 67 56 45 84 117
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 66 61* 13 S3 85 118
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 65 50 11 86 97
SPIRIVA 65 <11 <11 86 82
PHENOBARBITAL 63 <11 <11 R 88 170
MECLIZINE HCL 63 58* 14 88 125
DEXILANT 62 62 16 90 181
GLIPIZIDE ER 61 56* 12 91 122
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 60 60 12 92 92
PROPRANOLOL HCL 59 <11 <11 93 188
EXFORGE 58 <11 <11 94 251
PAROXETINE HCL 56 <11 <11 95 61
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 55 <11 <11 96 137
MUPIROCIN* 54 49* 22 97 83
PHENYTOIN 53 <11 <11 98 261
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 52 <11 <11 R 99 265
GLIPIZIDE XL 51 33 12 100 78
RAMIPRIL 51 <11 <11 100 68
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions 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.
  • 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 June 10, 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.