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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,281Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 2802

$1.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 67 out of 2802

359 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older
92% 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 York
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 359 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 359 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $68 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

65 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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 York
FUROSEMIDE 1,118 1,099 135 1 8
OMEPRAZOLE 1,038 979 130 2 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 674 669* 85 3 28
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 653 629 92 4 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 651 622 82 5 2
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 607 549 95 6 104
SIMVASTATIN 606 581 72 7 1
CITALOPRAM HBR 549 544* 57 8 25
MIRTAZAPINE 506 506 70 9 56
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 496 479 58 10 4
DONEPEZIL HCL 442 442 58 11 33
GABAPENTIN 439 407 42 12 19
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 365 365 28 A 13 59
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 363 318 68 14 61
SERTRALINE HCL 321 316* 35 15 21
PREDNISONE 320 302 58 16 46
LISINOPRIL 306 293 45 17 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 288 277 70 S3 18 15
METFORMIN HCL 281 264 25 19 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 278 267 20 20 12
TAMSULOSIN HCL 260 234 28 21 23
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 253 248* 67 22 103
NAMENDA 240 240 18 23 39
TRAMADOL HCL 224 219* 40 24 45
RISPERIDONE 220 215* 21 A 25 76
LEVOFLOXACIN 217 206 96 26 92
NYSTATIN 198 176 64 27 127
CLOPIDOGREL 192 187* 26 28 16
RANITIDINE HCL 189 172 23 29 38
JANTOVEN 184 184 14 30 95
GLIPIZIDE 170 165* 20 31 69
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 169 169 14 32 93
ALPRAZOLAM 166 161* 36 B 33 31
ABILIFY 165 165 12 A 34 154
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 158 124 25 35 167
DIOVAN 154 149* 11 36 30
TRAZODONE HCL 141 136* 15 37 57
BUDESONIDE 138 138 13 38 255
LORAZEPAM 138 103 28 B 38 67
LANTUS 136 136 11 40 82
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 135 77 20 41 171
BUSPIRONE HCL 134 97 16 42 150
BACLOFEN 126 86 11 43 126
CEPHALEXIN 125 120* 53 44 131
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 124 124 14 45 11
FINASTERIDE 123 101 16 46 75
SPIRONOLACTONE 120 115* 20 47 78
FENTANYL 118 118 15 S2 48 112
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 117 117 11 49 111
GLIPIZIDE XL 115 <11 <11 50 86
FENOFIBRATE* 112 <11 <11 51 68
AGGRENOX 110 <11 <11 52 236
DETROL LA 107 <11 <11 53 220
NITROFURANTOIN* 105 78 42 54 339
CYMBALTA 105 <11 <11 54 49
DIGOXIN 104 104 16 56 159
MELOXICAM 103 103 13 57 47
ATENOLOL 103 103 11 57 13
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 102 90 17 59 36
LATANOPROST 101 101 15 60 147
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 96 83 13 61 165
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 95 71 11 62 37
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 88 83* 45 63 137
SPIRIVA 85 73 16 64 42
NYSTOP 85 80* 22 64 198
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 84 <11 <11 66 54
HYDROXYZINE HCL 82 77* 16 R 67 194
SUCRALFATE 81 76* 13 68 279
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 80 64 16 69 6
CEFTRIAXONE* 78 73* 41 70 304
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 78 <11 <11 70 62
RANEXA 77 <11 <11 72 152
LEVETIRACETAM 75 <11 <11 73 99
ALLOPURINOL 74 <11 <11 74 41
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 74 69* 12 74 17
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 72 67* 44 76 122
CARVEDILOL 70 70 11 77 27
LIDOCAINE HCL* 70 65* 36 77 292
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 69 64* 11 79 205
HUMULIN R 69 <11 <11 79 267
LIDODERM 68 68 11 81 81
ROPINIROLE HCL 68 <11 <11 81 148
JANUVIA 67 <11 <11 83 32
MUPIROCIN* 64 43 20 84 161
SANTYL 61 56* 26 85 170
SYMBICORT 60 <11 <11 86 106
NOVOLIN R 60 55* 12 86 277
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 60 <11 <11 86 101
NEXIUM 59 <11 <11 89 22
CARAFATE 59 <11 <11 89 452
LAMOTRIGINE 57 <11 <11 91 214
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57 57 11 91 10
HYDROCORTISONE 56 51* 14 93 217
LACTULOSE 56 <11 <11 93 114
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 55 50* 32 95 83
CLONIDINE 55 <11 <11 95 405
METHOTREXATE 54 <11 <11 97 378
CALCITONIN-SALMON 54 <11 <11 97 270
FLUOCINONIDE 53 <11 <11 99 193
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 52 52 11 100 14
KETOCONAZOLE 52 41 15 100 212
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 50 <11 <11 102 290
TIMOLOL MALEATE 50 <11 <11 102 387
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 50 <11 <11 102 225
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 50 <11 <11 102 26
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 Oct. 9, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.