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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,343Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 85 out of 254

$378K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 102 out of 254

420 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older
58% 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

11% of this provider’s 420 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 420 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 24.


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
LISINOPRIL 398 334 89 1 7
OMEPRAZOLE 353 299 82 2 6
SIMVASTATIN 323 272 83 3 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 320 290 70 4 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 209 209 24 5 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 197 192* 43 6 2
ATENOLOL 194 147 39 7 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 188 172 34 8 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 180 149 39 9 16
METFORMIN HCL 174 130 48 10 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 172 167* 33 11 9
TRAZODONE HCL 170 165* 43 12 31
FUROSEMIDE 168 163* 48 13 3
SERTRALINE HCL 167 145 37 14 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 149 144* 30 15 11
DONEPEZIL HCL 146 146 29 16 12
GABAPENTIN 137 119 32 17 15
NAMENDA 125 125 19 18 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 123 104 29 19 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 115 98 32 20 21
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 106 75 32 S3 21 60
ADVAIR DISKUS 103 98* 21 22 47
LANTUS 100 75 25 23 34
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 95 90* 18 24 26
RANITIDINE HCL 88 66 20 25 37
LOVASTATIN 80 75* 19 26 69
CARVEDILOL 78 78 21 27 25
FAMOTIDINE* 78 73* 14 27 51
CLOPIDOGREL 77 66 16 29 18
OXYCODONE HCL 74 69* 23 S2 30 75
SPIRONOLACTONE 71 66* 13 31 78
NOVOLOG 67 48 16 32 87
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 64 48 18 33 46
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 62 <11 <11 A 34 24
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 58 53* 14 35 23
ALLOPURINOL 56 <11 <11 36 55
JANTOVEN 55 <11 <11 37 52
CYMBALTA 52 33 11 38 29
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 52 <11 <11 38 38
SPIRIVA 51 <11 <11 40 61
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 2, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.