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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,674Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 577

$1.3M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 577

802 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older
82% 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

2% of this provider’s 802 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 802 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 53%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $141 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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
OMEPRAZOLE 1,120 964 220 1 9
SIMVASTATIN 1,062 902 160 2 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,036 924 166 3 8
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 890 816 131 4 39
METFORMIN HCL ER 850 741 132 10 5 59
LOVASTATIN 798 666 153 6 58
FENOFIBRATE* 781 654 135 7 70
MELOXICAM 716 656 209 8 66
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 671 623 96 9 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 636 567 105 10 22
GLIMEPIRIDE 528 485 83 11 57
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 456 380 114 12 21
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 408 377 61 13 60
CRESTOR 397 345 61 14 26
ATENOLOL 394 351 63 15 25
DONEPEZIL HCL 371 356 81 16 38
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 368 352 57 17 143
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 347 335 104 18 92
LISINOPRIL 328 267 54 19 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 325 287 58 20 17
GABAPENTIN 321 286 95 21 33
CLOPIDOGREL 314 303 54 22 24
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 294 255 59 23 32
MECLIZINE HCL 275 234 83 24 87
NEXIUM 270 232 48 25 28
NAPROXEN 268 223 113 26 84
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 253 231 94 27 139
TAMSULOSIN HCL 238 218 51 28 35
DIOVAN 237 217 31 29 29
METFORMIN HCL 230 171 51 30 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 215 140 35 31 20
CARVEDILOL 205 194 34 32 40
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 201 152 82 33 18
LOVAZA 193 160 37 34 81
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 187 166 36 35 10
SERTRALINE HCL 186 175 35 36 50
AMMONIUM LACTATE 185 168 56 37 110
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 162 157* 27 38 134
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 161 133 62 39 136
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 158 127 27 40 82
METOLAZONE 157 144 33 41 152
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 157 127 27 R 41 123
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 153 148* 27 43 19
AZITHROMYCIN 152 133 132 44 14
VOLTAREN 150 132 47 45 103
ADVAIR DISKUS 148 121 29 46 2
LABETALOL HCL 144 113 22 47 109
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 135 104 27 48 69
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 131 111 41 49 129
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 131 90 43 49 145
BENICAR HCT 125 120* 25 51 196
FUROSEMIDE 122 117* 24 52 12
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 117 102 25 53 3
JANUVIA 113 82 19 54 36
VENTOLIN HFA 112 87 33 55 13
CILOSTAZOL 111 106* 24 56 235
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 109 85 52 S3 57 47
MEGESTROL ACETATE 109 104* 24 R 57 170
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 105 72 21 59 95
EVISTA 103 92 17 60 89
HYDROCODONE BIT-IBUPROFEN 100 84 35 S3 61 178
MOMETASONE FUROATE 97 92* 52 62 243
TRAMADOL HCL 96 91* 27 63 78
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 95 70 16 64 27
SYNTHROID 95 74 16 64 42
RAMIPRIL 95 90* 17 64 54
HYDRALAZINE HCL 94 94 14 67 85
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 90 85* 75 68 115
RANITIDINE HCL 89 84* 22 69 44
SPIRIVA 86 81* 24 70 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 86 75 18 70 31
NAMENDA 84 84 15 72 56
CLONIDINE HCL 84 64 13 72 128
WARFARIN SODIUM 81 67 15 74 23
TIZANIDINE HCL 78 66 28 75 255
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 77 72* 18 76 160
NIFEDIPINE ER 77 65 13 76 64
FINASTERIDE 75 70* 12 78 120
GEMFIBROZIL 73 61 11 79 260
CELEBREX 73 57 14 79 122
DICYCLOMINE HCL 72 67* 35 81 262
VERAPAMIL ER 71 <11 <11 82 154
PREDNISONE 70 65* 13 83 4
BUSPIRONE HCL 70 57 27 83 186
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 62 <11 <11 85 37
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 61 56* 12 R 86 174
MUPIROCIN* 59 54* 28 87 280
GLIPIZIDE XL 58 <11 <11 88 98
TAMIFLU 58 53* 52 88 194
KRISTALOSE 58 53* 24 10 88 284
CLONAZEPAM 57 39 14 B 91 135
UNIFINE PENTIPS 56 51* 13 92 290
SPIRONOLACTONE 56 51* 13 92 91
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 56 56 11 92 80
ONGLYZA 53 <11 <11 95 239
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 53 <11 <11 95 226
PROCTOZONE-HC 51 46* 20 97 310
NAPROXEN SODIUM 50 45* 18 98 317
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 May 20, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.