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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,431Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 54 out of 2802

$1.39M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 34 out of 2802

409 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older
94% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 409 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Brand Name Drugs

44% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$85 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $68 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 531 457 85 1 4
OMEPRAZOLE 500 440 92 2 3
SIMVASTATIN 498 418 99 3 1
CRESTOR 439 358 64 4 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 414 395 61 5 9
NEXIUM 393 303 62 6 22
LOVAZA 322 245 42 7 53
FUROSEMIDE 243 200 49 8 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 233 154 36 9 20
VOLTAREN 228 206 49 10 72
CLOPIDOGREL 219 214* 32 11 16
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 218 178 36 12 26
PROAIR HFA 218 123 45 12 43
METFORMIN HCL 211 158 36 14 7
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 205 178 43 15 44
TAMSULOSIN HCL 191 165 31 16 23
JANUVIA 188 156 26 17 32
IBUPROFEN 187 134 62 18 64
CREON 175 157 30 19 117
LIDODERM 169 148 38 20 81
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 167 162* 26 21 11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 153 139 20 22 24
ATENOLOL 144 123 18 23 13
BENICAR HCT 143 127 24 24 120
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 138 116 23 25 6
LYRICA 137 98 28 26 94
MECLIZINE HCL 136 131* 32 27 110
CARVEDILOL 135 111 27 28 27
ZETIA 135 130* 20 28 70
MELOXICAM 132 118 33 30 47
SYNTHROID 129 105 15 31 40
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 129 109 23 31 14
LISINOPRIL 129 95 24 31 5
JANUMET 127 89 19 34 84
DEXILANT 126 121* 25 35 125
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 123 108 25 36 10
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 117 65 21 37 37
FAMOTIDINE* 115 79 31 38 65
CELEBREX 113 108* 23 39 71
ADVAIR DISKUS 113 77 16 39 35
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 112 76 38 41 36
BYSTOLIC 111 88 19 42 96
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111 82 18 42 60
GLIPIZIDE XL 111 91 19 42 86
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 107 89 20 45 28
LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 106 84 42 46 300
AMMONIUM LACTATE 102 70 29 47 115
NASONEX 99 86 24 48 180
AZITHROMYCIN 95 80 70 49 55
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 93 73 18 50 2
NAMENDA 91 <11 <11 51 39
BENICAR 89 78 15 52 108
TRIBENZOR 87 73 13 53 224
DONEPEZIL HCL 87 87 15 53 33
RAMIPRIL 85 <11 <11 55 51
PATADAY 84 54 18 56 257
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 84 57 21 56 196
SPIRIVA 83 44 11 58 42
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 83 65 22 58 144
ALCOHOL SWABS 82 60 19 60 226
VENTOLIN HFA 80 55 23 61 73
MOMETASONE FUROATE 78 46 33 62 231
NIFEDIPINE ER 78 73* 18 62 77
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 78 58 57 62 83
TRAMADOL HCL 78 34 27 62 45
PROCTOZONE-HC 75 59 14 66 245
RANITIDINE HCL 74 40 14 67 38
CYMBALTA 72 67* 12 68 49
LANSOPRAZOLE 71 47 14 69 138
DIOVAN 71 66* 16 69 30
RANEXA 70 65* 12 71 152
GABAPENTIN 68 68 16 72 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 67 <11 <11 73 12
WELCHOL 66 32 12 74 185
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 65 60* 17 75 178
CLONIDINE HCL 64 59* 15 76 87
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63 58* 14 77 34
AVODART 63 <11 <11 77 162
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 60 <11 <11 R 79 91
PATANOL 59 54* 13 80 275
SINGULAIR 59 <11 <11 80 382
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 58 53* 12 R 82 140
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 58 <11 <11 82 63
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 55 <11 <11 84 207
DICYCLOMINE HCL 54 26 20 85 271
LIDOCAINE 53 40 16 86 158
CLOTRIMAZOLE 53 36 15 86 249
AZOR 53 37 12 86 169
COUMADIN 52 <11 <11 89 187
ALCOHOL PADS 51 39 17 90 264
GLIMEPIRIDE 50 <11 <11 91 52
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 50 26 16 91 171
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 Nov. 28, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.