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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,550Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 204 out of 5176

$736K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 554 out of 5176

253 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98%Patients 65 Years and Older
97% 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 Average for
this specialty
in New York
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 253 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 15,146 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 30%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $69 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

61 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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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.

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
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in New York
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,027 1,027 1 13
FUROSEMIDE 764 750 2 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 576 561 3 4
SIMVASTATIN 537 527 4 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 423 414 5 2
OMEPRAZOLE 406 391 6 3
LISINOPRIL 393 375 7 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 381 381 8 28
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 310 310 9 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 307 307 10 11
NAMENDA 278 278 11 47
RANITIDINE HCL 273 260 12 36
MIRTAZAPINE 260 260 13 45
GABAPENTIN 221 221 14 21
CITALOPRAM HBR 220 220 15 31
CARVEDILOL 216 216 16 24
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 210 202 17 98
PERMETHRIN 198 195 10 18 355
LATANOPROST 178 178 19 185
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 160 157 20 34
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 148 148 21 75
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 145 135 22 89
DIGOXIN 140 140 23 56
GLIPIZIDE 137 137 24 63
TAMSULOSIN HCL 133 133 25 20
DIOVAN 127 127 26 19
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 120 120 27 44
SERTRALINE HCL 115 115 28 30
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 112 111 29 135
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 111 98 30 74
TRAMADOL HCL 102 102 31 40
FLUOCINONIDE 100 97 32 165
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 99 99 33 61
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 98 98 34 18
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 96 96 35 288
METFORMIN HCL 95 95 36 7
IBUPROFEN 94 94 37 72
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 91 91 38 22
ADVAIR DISKUS 88 75 39 32
LEVOFLOXACIN 87 86 40 109
RESTASIS 86 86 41 353
SPIRONOLACTONE 85 85 42 88
CLOPIDOGREL 84 79 43 26
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 79 79 44 9
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 77 75 S2 45 101
LANTUS 76 76 46 66
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76 76 46 10
FAMOTIDINE 75 75 48 58
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 75 73 48 99
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 73 69 50 138
ATENOLOL 72 72 51 12
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 71 70 52 125
CYMBALTA 70 70 53 90
EXELON 68 68 54 162
LIDODERM 68 68 54 59
SINGULAIR 68 68 54 62
SANTYL 67 67 57 124
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 64 56 58 17
PLAVIX 64 57 58 29
LACTULOSE 63 52 60 87
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 63 63 60 186
FINASTERIDE 62 62 62 69
TRAZODONE HCL 62 62 62 71
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 61 61 64 104
AZITHROMYCIN 61 60 64 42
RISPERIDONE 60 60 66 78
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 59 59 67 119
PREDNISONE 59 59 67 52
SPS 58 48 69 415
HYDRALAZINE HCL 57 57 70 73
QUINAPRIL HCL 57 57 70 82
AMIODARONE HCL 53 53 72 281
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 52 42 73 181
TIMOLOL MALEATE 52 52 73 318
PAROXETINE HCL 51 51 75 93
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 50 50 76 14
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 50 50 76 244
LEVEMIR 50 36 76 252
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths 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.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • 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 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.