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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,611Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 46 out of 5176

$1.73M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 80 out of 5176

690 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74%Patients 65 Years and Older
90% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 690 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 690 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 18,715 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

32% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 30%.

Prescription Price

$70 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $69 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 981 768 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 922 715 2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 868 622 3 3
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 702 519 4 17
LISINOPRIL 631 551 5 5
DESOXIMETASONE 629 471 10 6 278
METFORMIN HCL 500 406 7 7
MELOXICAM 477 384 8 53
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 462 311 9 38
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 459 338 10 9
FUROSEMIDE 433 369 11 8
PATANOL 404 306 12 158
GABAPENTIN 366 296 13 21
CRESTOR 357 220 14 15
NEXIUM 356 264 15 16
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 342 256 10 16 142
FLUOCINONIDE 339 242 17 165
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 296 241 18 84
TRAMADOL HCL 276 208 19 40
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 268 246 20 10
CICLOPIROX 263 195 21 279
ATENOLOL 262 207 22 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 260 237 23 14
CARVEDILOL 254 228 24 24
IBUPROFEN 238 146 25 72
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 234 152 R 26 76
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 223 171 27 55
ADVAIR HFA 222 131 10 28 330
GLIPIZIDE 221 178 29 63
NAPROXEN 217 181 30 95
DONEPEZIL HCL 217 196 30 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 210 199 32 11
MECLIZINE HCL 207 182 33 81
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 195 129 34 35
VENTOLIN HFA 189 116 35 64
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 188 130 36 4
FAMOTIDINE 185 142 37 58
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 183 173 38 6
LOVAZA 182 124 39 43
CLOPIDOGREL 179 151 40 26
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 175 160 41 70
FLECTOR 163 147 42 282
DIOVAN 162 150 43 19
LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 162 137 43 340
TRAZODONE HCL 157 99 45 71
TAMSULOSIN HCL 155 128 46 20
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 152 116 47 22
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 144 134 48 18
SOLARAZE 141 107 49 157
DIOVAN HCT 132 123 50 39
LANTUS 132 88 50 66
SYMBICORT 132 107 50 120
CITALOPRAM HBR 130 91 53 31
GLIPIZIDE XL 127 109 54 83
NIFEDIPINE ER 126 115 55 48
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 125 82 56 160
EPINASTINE HCL 123 76 57 575
ADVAIR DISKUS 122 88 58 32
WARFARIN SODIUM 121 119 59 13
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 121 63 R 59 143
UNIFINE PENTIPS 121 96 59 261
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-HYDROCORT 120 86 62 491
NABUMETONE 117 99 63 217
PLAVIX 116 97 64 29
GLYBURIDE 116 104 R 64 67
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 113 64 S3 66 27
SINGULAIR 107 74 67 62
PROMETHAZINE HCL 106 53 R 68 221
AMMONIUM LACTATE 101 76 69 91
PREDNISONE 95 69 70 52
INDOMETHACIN 94 77 R 71 461
LIDODERM 85 64 72 59
RANITIDINE HCL 84 45 73 36
SERTRALINE HCL 83 63 74 30
LACTULOSE 82 68 75 87
JANUVIA 82 51 75 25
SINGLE USE SWAB 81 62 77 108
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 79 71 78 198
FLOVENT HFA 79 59 78 203
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 73 72 80 44
CEPHALEXIN 73 59 80 189
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 73 42 80 176
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 72 39 S2 83 101
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 70 48 84 123
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 69 57 S3 85 127
PROAIR HFA 69 49 85 60
AMOXICILLIN 68 44 87 163
GLIPIZIDE ER 68 48 87 117
NAMENDA 67 58 89 47
JANUMET 66 48 90 77
INSULIN SYRINGE 66 60 90 137
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 62 56 92 204
AZELASTINE HCL 59 45 93 267
FINASTERIDE 58 56 94 69
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 57 35 95 105
VOLTAREN 57 42 95 97
BACLOFEN 55 47 97 173
QUINAPRIL HCL 54 31 98 82
LANSOPRAZOLE 52 39 99 113
COLCRYS 52 39 99 170
LOPERAMIDE 51 20 101 329
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 9, 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.