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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,915Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 99 out of 5176

$1.2M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 170 out of 5176

564 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
69% 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

7% of this provider’s 564 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 564 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 16,017 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

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $69 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 749 600 1 4
OMEPRAZOLE 746 585 2 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 539 487 3 13
FUROSEMIDE 478 438 4 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 444 342 5 11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 427 239 6 74
SIMVASTATIN 409 331 7 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 363 296 8 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 350 350 9 28
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 342 300 10 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 291 247 11 9
LISINOPRIL 290 270 12 5
SERTRALINE HCL 284 263 13 30
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 282 207 14 38
METFORMIN HCL 280 198 15 7
PREDNISONE 269 261 16 52
NAMENDA 255 255 17 47
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 242 218 18 34
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 235 201 19 14
TAMIFLU 230 219 10 20 231
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 225 202 21 23
MIRTAZAPINE 220 214 22 45
TORSEMIDE 215 196 23 184
NEXIUM 202 108 24 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 202 184 24 10
TAMSULOSIN HCL 195 161 26 20
CRESTOR 193 111 27 15
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 192 172 28 89
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 192 128 28 138
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 177 121 S3 30 27
CITALOPRAM HBR 174 144 31 31
GLIMEPIRIDE 173 99 32 37
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 172 141 33 17
SPIRIVA 169 154 34 54
ATENOLOL 162 141 35 12
LOVASTATIN 156 118 36 46
ADVAIR DISKUS 153 151 37 32
DIOVAN 149 110 38 19
FENOFIBRATE 139 91 39 102
JANUVIA 138 115 40 25
LANTUS 133 131 41 66
GABAPENTIN 124 74 42 21
HYDRALAZINE HCL 123 117 43 73
ALLOPURINOL 118 117 44 41
CLOPIDOGREL 117 99 45 26
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 116 96 46 239
PAROXETINE HCL 114 105 47 93
TRAMADOL HCL 112 95 48 40
HYDROCORTISONE VALERATE 111 100 49 319
FINASTERIDE 104 104 50 69
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 102 102 51 75
KLOR-CON M20 102 96 51 129
LYRICA 102 72 51 133
LEVETIRACETAM 101 64 54 92
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100 61 55 49
TRICOR 97 39 56 148
CARVEDILOL 93 67 57 24
DIGOXIN 93 93 57 56
TRAZODONE HCL 91 89 59 71
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 88 48 60 94
PLAVIX 84 71 61 29
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 80 31 62 176
TOPIRAMATE 80 34 62 314
RISPERIDONE 80 79 62 78
CLONIDINE HCL 77 74 65 79
NIASPAN 75 13 66 175
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 74 42 67 61
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 74 63 67 22
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 73 62 69 18
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 72 72 70 98
CEFUROXIME 72 56 70 273
PERMETHRIN 69 65 72 355
NABUMETONE 69 52 72 217
PROAIR HFA 68 34 74 60
SYMBICORT 67 49 75 120
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 66 60 76 135
RAMIPRIL 65 51 77 50
LABETALOL HCL 64 47 78 114
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 64 51 78 44
BYSTOLIC 63 58 80 96
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 62 62 81 99
FORTICAL 61 54 82 475
GLIPIZIDE 60 55 83 63
CYMBALTA 59 42 84 90
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE 59 52 84 260
BUSPIRONE HCL 59 59 84 183
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 57 0 R 87 177
SINGULAIR 57 28 87 62
CALCITONIN-SALMON 57 26 87 293
AZITHROMYCIN 56 47 90 42
NOVOLOG 55 55 91 168
DIOVAN HCT 55 55 91 39
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 55 35 91 232
LEXAPRO 54 51 94 193
IRBESARTAN 52 52 95 215
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 51 40 96 227
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 51 31 96 123
ROPINIROLE HCL 50 33 98 208
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 50 35 98 70
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 Nov. 1, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.