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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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36,634Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 283

$2.52M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 283

1,051 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
61% 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 Jersey
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 1,051 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 1,051 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

30% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 52%.

Prescription Price

$69 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $143 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,312 993 222 1 6
SIMVASTATIN 983 670 173 2 7
FUROSEMIDE 898 548 170 3 9
OMEPRAZOLE 844 486 180 4 12
PROAIR HFA 822 393 183 5 4
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 795 327 134 6 19
ADVAIR DISKUS 753 420 161 7 2
CLOPIDOGREL 740 507 122 8 18
METFORMIN HCL 737 411 126 9 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 705 502 136 10 16
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 582 313 99 11 3
VENTOLIN HFA 565 204 167 10 12 30
AZITHROMYCIN 565 264 279 12 13
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 516 143 79 S2 14 69
LISINOPRIL 491 336 91 15 20
NEXIUM 481 328 73 16 23
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 478 348 90 17 10
TRAMADOL HCL 444 240 95 18 34
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 442 253 89 19 32
ALPRAZOLAM 412 113 84 B 20 15
CRESTOR 381 289 75 21 24
ENDOCET 376 119 55 S2 22 80
ATENOLOL 370 248 53 23 39
TAMSULOSIN HCL 362 313 75 24 45
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 359 294 70 25 27
JANUVIA 355 232 50 26 43
GABAPENTIN 350 184 84 27 40
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 346 230 67 28 11
FAMOTIDINE* 338 225 68 29 37
PREDNISONE 336 161 97 30 5
CARVEDILOL 334 264 67 31 29
DIOVAN 331 193 57 32 26
WARFARIN SODIUM 314 239 49 33 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 300 203 60 34 28
GLIMEPIRIDE 299 216 55 35 41
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 294 143 91 S2 36 44
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 291 164 53 37 31
DONEPEZIL HCL 250 231 48 38 36
SPIRIVA 246 109 50 39 1
MELOXICAM 242 189 67 40 70
IBUPROFEN 233 83 76 41 75
MOMETASONE FUROATE 230 82 83 42 121
NAPROXEN 224 110 77 43 60
VOLTAREN 222 142 42 44 74
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 216 94 70 45 139
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 215 102 59 46 17
LIDODERM 196 96 56 47 56
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 194 59 51 R 48 102
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 194 127 28 48 67
CLONIDINE HCL 192 83 43 50 55
LACTULOSE 189 110 59 51 77
DESOXIMETASONE 186 88 42 52 164
LEVOFLOXACIN 185 113 104 53 25
SYMBICORT 185 67 44 53 8
CLONAZEPAM 184 66 34 B 55 57
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 182 124 51 56 78
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 181 84 55 57 33
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 179 98 111 58 46
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 171 104 19 59 114
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 170 87 38 S3 60 113
LANTUS 167 81 38 61 72
MECLIZINE HCL 161 99 52 62 98
GLIPIZIDE 157 86 36 63 91
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 151 102 29 64 42
SERTRALINE HCL 148 67 18 65 49
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 141 88 22 66 59
MUPIROCIN* 139 94 44 67 93
LYRICA 138 52 24 68 135
COLCRYS 137 108 25 69 140
NAMENDA 136 136 17 70 35
NOVOLOG 132 69 31 71 89
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 131 97 26 72 153
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 130 83 18 R 73 131
CELEBREX 130 79 23 73 61
PROMETHAZINE HCL 126 63 68 R 75 81
OXYCODONE HCL 126 50 11 S2 75 140
HYDRALAZINE HCL 119 82 29 77 97
CYMBALTA 118 <11 <11 78 82
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 117 36 17 A 79 92
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 115 52 17 80 148
FINASTERIDE 115 95 25 80 136
PROCTOZONE-HC 113 60 31 82 164
LEVETIRACETAM 113 66 16 82 109
FENOFIBRATE* 109 48 20 84 101
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 109 71 18 R 84 162
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 109 73 24 84 22
AMOXICILLIN 108 65 46 87 132
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 106 60 37 88 51
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 105 71 18 89 79
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 103 82 20 90 96
DICYCLOMINE HCL 100 47 34 91 181
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 99 50 37 92 117
LORAZEPAM 96 60 26 B 93 53
MEGESTROL ACETATE 95 90* 29 R 94 151
TRAZODONE HCL 95 17 18 94 112
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 93 61 64 96 100
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 92 29 23 97 143
SUCRALFATE 91 70 27 98 155
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 88 29 13 99 47
CILOSTAZOL 86 59 13 100 157
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 86 33 17 R 100 184
TOPIRAMATE 85 <11 <11 102 176
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 81 66 16 103 142
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 80 28 48 104 152
GLIPIZIDE XL 80 75* 12 104 186
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 79 45 13 106 137
KETOCONAZOLE 79 22 25 106 190
LIDOCAINE 78 56 33 108 225
RISPERIDONE 78 27 14 A 108 86
ALLOPURINOL 76 48 14 110 68
SPIRONOLACTONE 75 29 16 111 127
KETOPROFEN 75 28 23 111 229
FENTANYL 74 13 11 S2 113 123
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 73 59 12 114 48
AVODART 72 58 11 115 233
TOBRAMYCIN-DEXAMETHASONE 71 56 26 116 180
EXFORGE 67 <11 <11 117 189
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 65 42 14 118 120
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 64 14 14 119 118
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 64 64 15 119 65
NYSTATIN 64 53 27 119 154
DIGOX 63 36 14 122 105
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-HYDROCORT 63 30 35 122 245
CARAFATE 61 50 18 124 248
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 61 <11 <11 124 50
SINGULAIR 60 24 12 126 191
LAMOTRIGINE 59 <11 <11 127 202
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 58 <11 <11 128 95
RANITIDINE HCL 58 53* 11 128 99
JANUMET 58 <11 <11 128 173
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 57 39 15 131 73
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 56 <11 <11 132 179
VALACYCLOVIR 55 31 17 133 264
BACLOFEN 55 <11 <11 133 264
PATANOL 54 29 15 135 191
FLUCONAZOLE 53 15 23 136 276
SANTYL 53 48* 17 136 110
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 52 24 15 138 211
ROPINIROLE HCL 52 <11 <11 138 129
TAMIFLU 51 26 43 140 216
LANSOPRAZOLE 51 34 12 140 283
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 July 16, 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.