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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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51,588Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 39

$3.19M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 39

1,243 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older
69% 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

10% of this provider’s 1,243 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 1,243 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

30% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 23.


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 2,049 1,877 216 1 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 2,040 1,886 253 2 1
NAMENDA 1,585 1,539 139 3 9
SIMVASTATIN 1,438 1,309 212 4 2
FUROSEMIDE 1,331 1,264 218 5 4
FAMOTIDINE* 992 886 164 6 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 990 897 61 7 5
JANTOVEN 953 953 28 8 63
DONEPEZIL HCL 855 834 137 9 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 840 729 132 10 7
LISINOPRIL 833 766 139 11 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 816 754 133 12 10
JANUVIA 791 698 88 13 37
METFORMIN HCL 764 641 108 14 11
MIRTAZAPINE 717 666 107 15 14
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 632 495 97 16 33
OMEPRAZOLE 629 572 127 17 8
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 625 480 63 A 18 28
RISPERIDONE 599 437 65 A 19 38
CLOPIDOGREL 569 544 93 20 15
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 561 515 86 21 20
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 557 527 103 22 30
LORAZEPAM 542 415 125 B 23 24
CARVEDILOL 518 501 89 24 25
EXELON 479 467 69 25 46
TAMSULOSIN HCL 464 430 73 26 26
SERTRALINE HCL 455 401 53 27 18
ALPRAZOLAM 429 396 81 B 28 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 415 340 92 29 35
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 408 375 80 30 21
ADVAIR DISKUS 391 352 86 31 47
LEVETIRACETAM 385 287 49 32 45
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 383 369 56 33 42
GABAPENTIN 381 354 60 34 22
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 379 350 56 35 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 378 365 70 36 13
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 368 261 76 S2 37 40
DIOVAN 366 349 42 38 31
CRESTOR 334 258 46 39 44
ABILIFY 333 199 22 A 40 64
CLONAZEPAM 326 233 46 B 41 48
LATANOPROST 322 317* 42 42 81
CITALOPRAM HBR 320 272 44 43 36
LACTULOSE 301 227 59 44 41
MUPIROCIN* 286 246 98 45 83
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 284 256 46 46 17
NEXIUM 273 252 44 47 39
TRAMADOL HCL 272 267* 77 48 34
NOVOLOG 269 223 49 49 87
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 262 242 41 50 62
LANTUS 256 198 37 51 50
FENTANYL 250 198 40 S2 52 54
AZITHROMYCIN 240 200 150 53 80
LIDODERM 233 210 47 54 59
OLANZAPINE 233 168 27 A 54 98
ALLOPURINOL 231 226* 35 56 58
GLIMEPIRIDE 226 195 36 57 56
CLONIDINE HCL 226 186 31 57 94
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 225 213 27 59 79
LOVAZA 219 157 25 60 70
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 216 211* 60 61 55
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 210 120 25 R 62 139
DIGOXIN 209 204* 41 63 110
LEVOFLOXACIN 209 192 154 63 72
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 202 197* 40 65 23
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 190 185* 35 66 65
TRAVATAN Z 189 155 19 67 149
ATENOLOL 188 183* 34 68 27
LYRICA 180 165 17 69 75
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 180 151 25 69 92
FINASTERIDE 178 178 22 71 66
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 174 157 55 72 51
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 172 152 74 73 76
SPIRIVA 169 143 36 74 82
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 166 166 23 75 97
DIGOX 165 165 43 76 91
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 163 138 56 77 156
SANTYL 162 151 42 78 69
NYSTATIN 156 142 64 79 96
LEVEMIR 154 149* 26 80 160
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 153 148* 107 81 77
HYDROXYZINE HCL 149 111 29 R 82 162
SENSIPAR 145 <11 <11 83 167
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 144 127 36 84 53
MECLIZINE HCL 142 129 25 85 125
TIMOLOL MALEATE 138 133* 18 86 145
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 138 138 29 86 140
GLIPIZIDE 135 124 18 88 74
SSD 133 128* 52 89 120
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 132 118 17 R 90 182
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 128 123* 41 91 99
CYMBALTA 128 104 12 91 43
PROCRIT 127 <11 <11 93 150
RANITIDINE HCL 126 121* 20 94 71
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 122 122 13 95 154
CEPHALEXIN 122 110 64 95 102
TEMAZEPAM 121 106 29 B 97 85
BACLOFEN 120 84 20 98 123
SPIRONOLACTONE 118 113* 24 99 112
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 116 111* 77 100 190
HALOPERIDOL 114 27 11 A 101 194
MELOXICAM 110 97 28 102 57
RAMIPRIL 110 105* 22 102 68
MEGESTROL ACETATE 109 109 46 R 104 158
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 106 94 24 105 130
PREDNISONE 105 89 42 106 49
RENVELA 103 91 13 107 201
AVELOX 102 97* 66 108 153
PROAIR HFA 102 84 36 108 103
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 101 96* 26 110 88
PAROXETINE HCL 99 99 16 111 61
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 99 94* 13 111 130
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 98 93* 30 113 123
XARELTO 98 93* 14 113 205
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 97 72 18 115 166
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 96 91* 39 116 152
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 96 <11 <11 116 206
FENOFIBRATE* 95 <11 <11 118 135
PRANDIN 89 84* 15 119 161
HUMALOG 87 64 16 120 170
RESTASIS 85 72 12 121 176
LUMIGAN 84 <11 <11 122 164
MOMETASONE FUROATE 82 77* 42 123 107
PHENOBARBITAL 80 <11 <11 R 124 170
LAMOTRIGINE 79 <11 <11 125 214
ROPINIROLE HCL 78 78 13 126 183
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 76 49 12 127 137
ALPHAGAN P 76 <11 <11 127 215
NOVOLIN R 75 70* 17 129 216
BUSPIRONE HCL 75 <11 <11 129 146
TRAZODONE HCL 75 70* 16 129 60
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 75 75 25 129 100
LIDOCAINE 74 61 24 133 111
SODIUM CHLORIDE* 73 <11 <11 134 221
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 73 73 12 134 221
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 71 <11 <11 136 170
DEXILANT 71 <11 <11 136 181
VALPROIC ACID* 71 66* 11 136 225
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 71 71 16 136 32
JANUMET 69 <11 <11 140 167
PRIMIDONE 68 <11 <11 141 234
DETROL LA 68 <11 <11 141 138
SPS 67 62* 30 143 236
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA-ENTACAPONE 66 <11 <11 144 237
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66 <11 <11 144 89
CARAFATE 65 <11 <11 146 238
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 65 65 11 146 105
NATEGLINIDE 64 64 12 148 240
CELEBREX 63 58* 16 149 95
METHENAMINE HIPPURATE 62 <11 <11 150 196
FLOVENT HFA 62 <11 <11 150 243
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61 56* 11 152 93
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 61 56* 38 152 164
ARICEPT 60 <11 <11 154 247
VESICARE 60 <11 <11 154 125
HYDRALAZINE HCL 60 55* 16 154 90
LUNESTA 59 59 14 157 249
LOPERAMIDE 59 54* 34 157 197
GLIPIZIDE ER 58 53* 11 159 122
PRADAXA 58 <11 <11 159 174
IBUPROFEN 56 51* 17 161 73
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 56 51* 26 S3 161 118
AMOXICILLIN 55 34 31 163 157
GLIPIZIDE XL 54 <11 <11 164 78
ATRIPLA 54 <11 <11 164 259
AMMONIUM LACTATE 53 48* 23 166 261
TOBRAMYCIN-DEXAMETHASONE 53 48* 42 166 261
LABETALOL HCL 53 <11 <11 166 261
LANSOPRAZOLE 51 <11 <11 169 135
PATANOL 50 45* 13 170 271
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 Sept. 29, 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.