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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,597Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 200 out of 1226

$355K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 408 out of 1226

577 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
99%* Patients 65 Years and Older
15% 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

3% of this provider’s 577 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 27%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

11 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 388 388 114 1 3
FUROSEMIDE 353 353 85 2 8
SIMVASTATIN 228 228 79 3 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 203 203 64 4 29
OMEPRAZOLE 176 176 54 5 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 170 165* 63 6 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 168 168 57 7 2
LISINOPRIL 160 160 40 8 5
MIRTAZAPINE 158 158 36 9 55
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 139 139 51 10 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 137 137 48 11 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 136 136 40 12 11
NAMENDA 110 110 14 13 39
DONEPEZIL HCL 109 109 32 14 31
CLOPIDOGREL 90 90 23 15 15
TRAZODONE HCL 78 73* 42 16 61
CYMBALTA 76 76 12 17 53
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 74 74 15 18 121
ALPRAZOLAM 74 69* 32 B 18 12
TAMSULOSIN HCL 72 72 16 20 30
CARVEDILOL 70 70 20 21 20
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 66 66 13 22 114
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 65 65 11 23 74
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 64 64 16 24 17
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 63 58* 11 A 25 68
DIGOX 62 62 21 26 98
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 61 61 39 27 28
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61 61 28 27 9
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 61 61 21 27 27
SERTRALINE HCL 57 57 20 30 23
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 53 <11 <11 31 84
DIOVAN 52 52 21 32 24
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 52 52 18 32 32
GABAPENTIN 51 46* 15 34 22
ENULOSE 50 <11 <11 35 154
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. 28, 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.