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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,050Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 620

$1.62M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 620

437 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66% Patients 65 Years and Older
73% 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 Jersey
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 437 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 437 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Brand Name Drugs

48% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 33%.

Prescription Price

$115 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $126 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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 Jersey
METFORMIN HCL 626 367 109 1 12
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 588 408 88 2 35
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 497 329 93 3 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 478 346 78 4 1
CRESTOR 460 271 70 5 21
CLOPIDOGREL 442 331 63 6 8
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 416 252 84 7 64
BYSTOLIC 408 290 51 8 75
GLIMEPIRIDE 398 276 63 9 50
SIMVASTATIN 361 275 57 10 2
ONGLYZA 357 249 70 10 11 173
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 319 214 48 12 7
CARVEDILOL 269 188 47 13 15
ZETIA 239 161 27 14 92
TRADJENTA 238 140 48 15 189
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 208 154 32 16 63
FUROSEMIDE 186 160 36 17 5
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 181 105 44 18 141
ATELVIA 179 159 34 19 187
HUMALOG 178 102 36 20 137
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 175 83 37 21 95
KOMBIGLYZE XR 174 129 27 22 352
BENICAR HCT 172 142 22 23 177
NEXIUM 171 113 28 24 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 170 124 40 25 30
JANUVIA 159 122 23 26 32
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 142 89 36 27 85
DIOVAN 138 97 25 28 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 134 134 17 29 25
OMEPRAZOLE 116 85 24 30 4
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 114 83 34 31 37
DIOVAN HCT 112 86 32 32 256
ALLOPURINOL 107 78 18 33 69
TRAMADOL HCL 103 56 25 34 38
HUMALOG MIX 50-50 101 84 14 35 409
LYRICA 100 77 24 36 80
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 96 76 25 37 24
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 94 63 26 38 20
BIDIL 91 76 13 10 39 418
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 88 71 20 40 9
HECTOROL 83 83 12 41 425
UNIFINE PENTIPS 82 44 25 42 213
SPIRONOLACTONE 79 57 14 43 106
BYETTA 78 73* 11 44 368
EXFORGE 77 64 11 45 226
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 69 29 12 46 33
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 69 31 14 S2 46 46
VASCEPA 66 51 19 48 450
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 65 54 19 49 23
VYTORIN 65 48 13 49 261
VICTOZA 3-PAK 62 23 17 51 292
AZITHROMYCIN 61 43 51 52 72
RAMIPRIL 60 44 12 53 52
IBUPROFEN 58 25 22 54 95
LOVAZA 58 35 11 54 79
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 57 <11 <11 56 364
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 57 34 45 56 224
TOVIAZ 57 24 13 56 200
MELOXICAM 56 <11 <11 59 47
ENDOCET 55 30 16 S2 60 90
VOLTAREN 53 38 11 61 84
HYDROCORTISONE 50 45* 17 62 270
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 Jan. 9, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.