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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,977Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 276 out of 5176

$753K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 533 out of 5176

308 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97%Patients 65 Years and Older
72% 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
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this specialty
in New York
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 308 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 308 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 13,360 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 30%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $69 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

45 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
FUROSEMIDE 741 740 1 8
OMEPRAZOLE 682 661 2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 584 571 3 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 502 480 4 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 464 452 5 31
DONEPEZIL HCL 394 394 6 28
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 393 367 7 6
LISINOPRIL 326 326 8 5
NAMENDA 307 294 9 47
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 300 265 10 74
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 259 259 11 11
SIMVASTATIN 231 224 12 1
MIRTAZAPINE 228 228 13 45
SERTRALINE HCL 228 203 13 30
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 218 218 15 34
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 214 201 16 2
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 183 175 17 75
TAMSULOSIN HCL 182 179 18 20
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 181 170 S3 19 27
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 167 160 20 98
FINASTERIDE 159 159 21 69
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 128 125 22 84
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 128 128 22 89
PREDNISONE 117 117 24 52
GABAPENTIN 116 104 25 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 109 109 26 14
TRAMADOL HCL 108 90 27 40
TRAZODONE HCL 108 108 27 71
ATENOLOL 100 100 29 12
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 99 98 30 138
NOVOLIN N 99 99 30 304
CEPHALEXIN 94 84 32 189
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 90 87 33 9
MORPHINE SULFATE 84 64 S2 34 359
LIDODERM 82 60 35 59
EXELON 81 81 36 162
FAMOTIDINE 77 77 37 58
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 76 76 38 181
GLIPIZIDE 74 74 39 63
NYSTOP 72 67 40 283
AMOXICILLIN 72 67 40 163
PAROXETINE HCL 71 71 42 93
FENTANYL 70 69 S2 43 172
SPIRONOLACTONE 69 69 44 88
NOVOLOG 68 68 45 168
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 67 67 46 23
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 66 66 47 61
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 65 65 48 44
DIGOXIN 64 64 49 56
LATANOPROST 63 63 50 185
LEVOFLOXACIN 63 58 50 109
KLOR-CON M20 63 63 50 129
TRAVATAN Z 62 62 53 234
FLUOXETINE HCL 62 44 53 132
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 61 61 55 119
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 60 60 56 104
ALLOPURINOL 58 58 57 41
CYMBALTA 58 49 57 90
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 58 56 57 141
NYSTATIN 57 57 60 168
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57 56 60 10
CLOPIDOGREL 56 56 62 26
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 55 54 63 99
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 55 55 63 103
LEVETIRACETAM 55 52 63 92
ROPINIROLE HCL 55 49 63 208
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 54 54 67 38
DIOVAN 53 53 68 19
RANITIDINE HCL 52 52 69 36
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 52 52 69 18
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 Aug. 20, 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.