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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,298Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 44

$1.47M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 44

790 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older
89% 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

13% of this provider’s 790 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 790 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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 1,548 1,511 178 1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,119 1,088 168 2 1
NAMENDA 1,103 1,098* 82 3 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 877 850 142 4 7
MIRTAZAPINE 814 803 146 5 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 801 784 55 6 9
OMEPRAZOLE 764 741 122 7 6
LISINOPRIL 647 617 102 8 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 588 588 94 9 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 514 489 74 10 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 511 469 64 11 21
JANTOVEN 414 414 31 12 50
GABAPENTIN 412 375 70 13 17
METFORMIN HCL 377 372* 52 14 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 360 335 67 15 8
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 359 354* 62 16 45
CLOPIDOGREL 348 330 59 17 14
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 340 318 145 18 71
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 313 296 126 S3 19 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 302 297* 52 20 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 298 293* 57 21 13
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 278 273* 63 22 36
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 272 249 42 23 54
CYMBALTA 269 203 23 24 32
CEFPODOXIME PROXETIL 251 230 125 10 25 105
DIOVAN 245 245 19 26 38
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 242 237* 137 27 83
SIMVASTATIN 239 234* 42 28 4
RISPERIDONE 215 210* 35 A 29 55
LIDOCAINE 215 201 34 29 120
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 212 199 27 31 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 208 208 42 32 25
CARVEDILOL 208 208 31 32 28
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 192 181 33 34 59
LEVETIRACETAM 190 178 25 35 39
SERTRALINE HCL 187 182* 31 36 19
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 186 186 22 37 44
JANUVIA 184 184 13 38 30
RANITIDINE HCL 182 158 24 39 26
GLIPIZIDE 182 182 23 39 49
PREDNISONE 180 175* 37 41 34
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 180 168 27 A 41 40
ATENOLOL 175 164 29 43 23
LANTUS 172 153 16 44 53
BACLOFEN 167 69 22 45 73
FINASTERIDE 163 158* 30 46 56
SANTYL 156 132 47 47 95
TAMIFLU 156 151* 155 47 142
TRAZODONE HCL 155 150* 29 49 41
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 155 150* 68 49 80
CRESTOR 152 108 19 51 20
DIGOXIN 151 151 16 52 64
HUMALOG 148 129 27 53 101
CEPHALEXIN 146 135 64 54 125
KLOR-CON M20 144 144 26 55 104
SPIRIVA 144 144 27 55 42
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 143 138* 27 57 51
LEVOFLOXACIN 135 130* 74 58 68
PAROXETINE HCL 133 133 24 59 72
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 133 133 24 59 35
NAMENDA XR 131 131 23 61 155
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 130 125* 22 62 93
AMITIZA 128 <11 <11 63 99
NIASPAN 122 <11 <11 64 87
NYSTATIN 122 117* 32 64 162
XARELTO 112 112 20 66 168
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 107 107 14 67 121
OLANZAPINE 106 106 12 A 68 102
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 105 105 15 69 171
DIGOX 102 102 33 70 66
CEFTRIAXONE* 102 87 55 70 175
SPIRONOLACTONE 102 102 18 70 75
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 99 94* 28 73 140
BUMETANIDE 96 96 19 74 94
LORAZEPAM 96 84 51 B 74 67
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 93 88* 17 76 16
ALLOPURINOL 92 92 16 77 62
NEXIUM 90 <11 <11 78 29
LATANOPROST 89 89 15 79 78
CLONIDINE HCL 84 79* 19 80 115
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 83 78* 50 81 33
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 83 78* 23 81 130
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 83 78* 11 81 31
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 82 77* 35 84 138
DILTIAZEM HCL 81 81 17 85 188
AGGRENOX 81 <11 <11 85 150
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 80 75* 25 87 46
HYDRALAZINE HCL 77 77 16 88 60
FENTANYL 76 63 15 S2 89 119
ROPINIROLE HCL 72 67* 11 90 118
KLOR-CON M10 72 72 16 90 158
CARBAMAZEPINE 69 <11 <11 92 135
ADVAIR DISKUS 69 64* 19 92 57
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 69 <11 <11 92 37
ONDANSETRON HCL* 67 62* 24 95 199
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 66 <11 <11 96 164
LOVAZA 64 <11 <11 97 73
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 62 57* 29 98 211
TIMOLOL MALEATE 61 <11 <11 99 213
ATROPINE SULFATE 60 55* 34 100 219
AZITHROMYCIN 59 54* 39 101 63
DETROL LA 59 <11 <11 101 109
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 59 48 27 101 134
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 57 <11 <11 104 225
HYDROXYZINE HCL 57 57 12 R 104 225
KLOR-CON 10 57 57 16 104 225
CLOZAPINE 56 <11 <11 A 107 228
QUINAPRIL HCL 55 <11 <11 108 123
MELOXICAM 55 55 16 108 61
LACTULOSE 55 41 14 108 85
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 54 49* 25 111 149
ENTACAPONE 54 <11 <11 111 235
NITROFURANTOIN* 54 49* 18 111 235
CLONAZEPAM 54 49* 16 B 111 109
MORPHINE SULFATE 52 47* 41 S2 115 171
HALOPERIDOL 52 52 14 A 115 240
NYAMYC 52 47* 25 115 240
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 51 <11 <11 118 89
METHADONE HCL 51 37 19 S2 118 161
ZETIA 51 <11 <11 118 127
SSD 51 <11 <11 118 126
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 51 46* 12 118 100
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 50 <11 <11 R 123 96
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 50 <11 <11 123 144
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 July 23, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.