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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,634Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 45 out of 5176

$2.86M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 18 out of 5176

464 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90%Patients 65 Years and Older
99% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 464 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 22,870 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

58% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 30%.

Prescription Price

$116 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $69 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

53 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
SIMVASTATIN 1,175 1,111 1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,004 949 2 2
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 886 837 3 18
NEXIUM 652 604 4 16
LIDODERM 575 553 5 59
CRESTOR 541 496 6 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 478 462 7 20
ADVAIR DISKUS 433 407 8 32
DIOVAN 429 415 9 19
DIOVAN HCT 428 428 10 39
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 392 370 11 14
PATANOL 332 302 12 158
AVODART 331 312 13 107
OMEPRAZOLE 323 283 14 3
EVISTA 314 272 15 65
ZETIA 307 285 16 68
LOVAZA 303 280 17 43
SYMBICORT 297 287 18 120
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 294 281 19 11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 273 260 20 38
ALLOPURINOL 272 247 21 41
PROAIR HFA 267 251 22 60
AMMONIUM LACTATE 261 242 23 91
EXELON 255 255 24 162
SPIRIVA 255 243 24 54
ACTOS 250 232 26 85
NAMENDA 248 248 27 47
BYSTOLIC 241 238 28 96
MELOXICAM 238 215 29 53
GLIPIZIDE XL 237 222 30 83
ACTOPLUS MET 231 224 10 31 268
GABAPENTIN 214 209 32 21
NASONEX 211 196 33 178
VOLTAREN 211 202 33 97
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 188 176 35 211
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 180 175 36 35
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 179 172 37 94
PROCTOZONE-HC 179 176 37 171
JANUVIA 176 165 39 25
MOMETASONE FUROATE 174 166 40 251
ATENOLOL 174 155 40 12
JANUMET 170 137 42 77
VENTOLIN HFA 165 146 43 64
SINGULAIR 162 150 44 62
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 156 147 45 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 152 131 46 17
BONIVA 151 148 47 236
COLCRYS 148 135 48 170
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 147 138 49 125
FUROSEMIDE 146 127 50 8
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 144 139 51 44
PLAVIX 139 138 52 29
DONEPEZIL HCL 136 136 53 28
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 135 127 54 74
NAPROXEN 135 123 54 95
CELEBREX 133 112 56 80
MECLIZINE HCL 128 122 57 81
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 128 123 57 75
METFORMIN HCL ER 126 115 59 57
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 125 119 60 130
WARFARIN SODIUM 119 95 61 13
ACTONEL 119 119 61 134
FINASTERIDE 117 108 63 69
CLOPIDOGREL 115 107 64 26
SOLARAZE 114 111 65 157
WELCHOL 112 99 66 230
SERTRALINE HCL 111 105 67 30
EXFORGE 108 108 68 126
VYTORIN 104 93 69 152
SPIRONOLACTONE 102 102 70 88
BENICAR HCT 100 100 71 110
ASTEPRO 99 99 72 378
AZITHROMYCIN 97 84 73 42
NITROSTAT 95 88 74 205
CARVEDILOL 94 76 75 24
AMITIZA 89 77 76 197
MUPIROCIN 87 83 77 182
METFORMIN HCL 87 80 77 7
LACLOTION 85 82 79 299
NIFEDIPINE ER 85 85 79 48
SEROQUEL 84 78 81 166
SYNTHROID 83 75 82 33
LEVOFLOXACIN 83 76 82 109
MICARDIS HCT 82 66 84 180
PIOGLITAZONE-METFORMIN 80 72 R 10 85 457
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 79 68 86 4
ATELVIA 79 74 86 146
LACTULOSE 79 79 86 87
VIREAD 77 60 89 250
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 75 50 90 34
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 71 67 R 91 237
MICARDIS 70 53 92 154
LIDOCAINE 70 65 92 179
TEKTURNA HCT 69 69 94 436
BENICAR 68 68 95 100
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 67 67 96 98
VESICARE 66 66 97 210
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 62 56 98 161
ALCOHOL SWABS 61 56 99 115
CALCITONIN-SALMON 61 49 99 293
RESTASIS 60 45 101 353
FLECTOR 59 44 102 282
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 59 53 102 123
FLUOCINONIDE 59 55 102 165
TEKTURNA 58 58 105 255
PREDNISONE 58 46 105 52
BARACLUDE 57 52 107 373
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 56 52 108 141
LOPERAMIDE 56 51 108 329
UNIFINE PENTIPS 55 52 110 261
LYRICA 53 53 111 133
PEN NEEDLE 53 36 111 144
OLANZAPINE 53 36 111 140
TERAZOSIN HCL 52 48 114 158
TRILIPIX 50 50 115 187
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.