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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Podiatrist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,189Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 390

$446K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 390

1,426 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 1,426 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 13%.

Prescription Price

$72 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

4 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 3.


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
CICLOPIROX* 2,136 1,618 749 1 2
AMMONIUM LACTATE 883 677 348 2 1
CICLOPIROX* 540 404 250 3 2
VOLTAREN 442 311 170 4 5
LIDOCAINE 297 207 155 5 8
CLOTRIMAZOLE 167 132 62 6 4
SOLARAZE 129 97 54 7 22
NAPROXEN 122 69 55 8 33
TERBINAFINE HCL 118 65 75 9 17
LACLOTION 109 87 37 10 10 14
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 103 70 71 11 35
CEPHALEXIN 92 71 78 12 19
LYRICA 76 24 28 13 27
ERTACZO 58 35 22 10 14 42
DESOXIMETASONE 54 36 27 15 58
UMECTA PD 52 47* 36 10 16 72
MUPIROCIN* 51 20 23 17 7
LIDOCAINE HCL* 51 29 19 17 30
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 Dec. 6, 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.