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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,608Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 26 out of 2802

$1.82M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 2802

371 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older
95% 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

6% of this provider’s 371 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 371 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Brand Name Drugs

47% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$88 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $68 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

56 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 655 634 88 1 6
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 555 550* 85 2 20
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 544 529 65 3 4
CARVEDILOL 525 512 65 4 27
CLOPIDOGREL 465 460* 59 5 16
LOVAZA 446 441* 60 6 53
HYDRALAZINE HCL 427 422* 79 7 98
NEXIUM 408 408 59 8 22
FUROSEMIDE 407 402* 77 9 8
SYNTHROID 393 393 35 10 40
SIMVASTATIN 380 362 54 11 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 324 305 57 12 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 322 322 41 13 11
METFORMIN HCL 303 276 38 14 7
CRESTOR 290 285* 42 15 18
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 281 281 46 16 62
RANEXA 276 276 38 17 152
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 272 261 28 18 2
CREON 244 244 37 19 117
LISINOPRIL 234 216 39 20 5
RAMIPRIL 217 217 26 21 51
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 189 189 30 22 54
DIOVAN 185 185 26 23 30
BYSTOLIC 184 179* 23 24 96
VOLTAREN 180 180 72 25 72
TAMSULOSIN HCL 179 174* 23 26 23
ZETIA 177 166 19 27 70
AMITIZA 174 169* 36 28 166
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 171 166* 21 29 14
FAMOTIDINE* 171 166* 38 29 65
JANUVIA 169 164* 22 31 32
ALLOPURINOL 158 158 23 32 41
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 157 152* 20 33 10
CLONAZEPAM 156 151* 50 B 34 80
LIDODERM 154 149* 42 35 81
CLONIDINE HCL 147 147 49 36 87
WARFARIN SODIUM 137 137 17 37 12
OMEPRAZOLE 133 128* 23 38 3
BENICAR 132 132 18 39 108
TRILIPIX 130 125* 16 40 259
COREG CR 130 130 13 40 321
NAMENDA 126 126 14 42 39
VYTORIN 123 123 12 43 218
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 123 123 17 43 44
BENICAR HCT 122 111 16 45 120
PLAVIX 121 121 21 46 293
PRANDIN 120 115* 17 47 244
MICARDIS HCT 118 118 13 48 246
AVODART 113 108* 13 49 162
GABAPENTIN 113 108* 23 49 19
METFORMIN HCL ER 112 112 21 51 50
CELEBREX 109 109 26 52 71
MICARDIS 108 103* 16 53 221
COUMADIN 105 105 11 54 187
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 104 99* 17 55 37
SINGLE USE SWAB 103 98* 21 56 201
GLIMEPIRIDE 101 101 11 57 52
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101 101 17 57 60
ATENOLOL 97 97 14 59 13
LIDOCAINE 97 97 42 59 158
EVISTA 96 96 12 61 97
LIPITOR 94 94 15 62 421
PROAIR HFA 93 88* 20 63 43
FLUOCINONIDE 92 87* 40 64 193
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 90 90 11 65 24
DONEPEZIL HCL 87 87 12 66 33
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 84 84 26 67 196
AZITHROMYCIN 84 79* 70 67 55
MECLIZINE HCL 84 84 28 67 110
PROCTOZONE-HC 84 84 23 67 245
ADVAIR DISKUS 83 78* 15 71 35
SPIRIVA 82 77* 30 72 42
MELOXICAM 82 82 21 72 47
DEXILANT 81 81 12 74 125
IBUPROFEN 80 75* 44 75 64
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 78 78 24 76 135
LANSOPRAZOLE 77 77 14 77 138
SERTRALINE HCL 76 <11 <11 78 21
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 76 71* 50 78 167
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 75 75 11 80 134
TOPROL XL 75 <11 <11 80 228
FINASTERIDE 74 69* 11 82 75
NIFEDIPINE ER 73 68* 11 83 77
JANUMET 72 <11 <11 84 84
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 69 <11 <11 85 165
TRAZODONE HCL 68 68 14 86 57
SPIRONOLACTONE 64 64 13 87 78
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 64 64 28 87 178
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 64 64 12 87 28
CYMBALTA 63 <11 <11 90 49
AMMONIUM LACTATE 61 56* 18 91 115
DICYCLOMINE HCL 60 60 31 92 271
NITROSTAT 60 60 27 92 294
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 52 <11 <11 94 26
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 52 <11 <11 94 17
TOVIAZ 51 <11 <11 96 362
PRADAXA 50 <11 <11 97 184
TAMIFLU 50 45* 46 97 139
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 June 24, 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.