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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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28,526Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 28 out of 5176

$2.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 48 out of 5176

844 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
62%Patients 65 Years and Older
71% 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

9% of this provider’s 844 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 844 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 18,359 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 30%.

Prescription Price

$71 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $69 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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
OMEPRAZOLE 1,122 660 1 3
LISINOPRIL 779 490 2 5
FUROSEMIDE 776 635 3 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 707 524 4 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 673 492 5 2
METFORMIN HCL 647 446 6 7
SIMVASTATIN 623 420 7 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 533 389 8 6
CRESTOR 494 280 9 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 449 196 10 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 446 336 11 13
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 389 191 12 17
CARVEDILOL 387 316 13 24
GABAPENTIN 374 256 14 21
TRAMADOL HCL 358 172 15 40
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 350 223 S3 16 27
FENOFIBRATE 329 152 17 102
NEXIUM 291 92 18 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 281 216 19 31
DONEPEZIL HCL 275 255 20 28
RAMIPRIL 268 200 21 50
CLOPIDOGREL 266 202 22 26
CYMBALTA 258 144 23 90
NAMENDA 255 235 24 47
ATENOLOL 242 120 25 12
SPIRIVA 241 107 26 54
MELOXICAM 238 111 27 53
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 232 173 28 14
NIASPAN 216 124 29 175
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 214 181 30 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 213 171 31 9
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 210 136 32 84
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 207 150 33 61
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 201 180 34 34
JANUVIA 200 147 35 25
BYSTOLIC 200 156 35 96
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 197 142 37 44
PLAVIX 196 141 38 29
GLIMEPIRIDE 188 96 39 37
ROPINIROLE HCL 187 106 40 208
MIRTAZAPINE 183 180 41 45
DIOVAN 168 137 42 19
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 167 99 43 186
RANITIDINE HCL 164 68 44 36
ADVAIR DISKUS 164 83 44 32
LYRICA 162 70 46 133
SINGULAIR 159 84 47 62
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 155 135 48 149
TOPIRAMATE 149 39 49 314
DIGOXIN 149 118 49 56
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 148 130 51 89
TAMSULOSIN HCL 148 116 51 20
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 146 109 53 49
FINASTERIDE 145 117 54 69
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 143 91 55 75
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 141 85 56 55
AZITHROMYCIN 141 81 56 42
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 137 113 58 18
JANUMET 137 83 58 77
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 133 85 60 181
FLUOXETINE HCL 126 54 61 132
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 125 25 R 62 143
OLANZAPINE 123 87 63 140
PROAIR HFA 120 39 64 60
HYDRALAZINE HCL 116 88 65 73
CLONIDINE HCL 115 104 66 79
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 115 49 66 176
PROPRANOLOL HCL 114 70 68 199
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 113 63 69 123
EVISTA 113 113 69 65
LEVETIRACETAM 111 45 71 92
SERTRALINE HCL 110 65 72 30
RISPERIDONE 108 97 73 78
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 108 68 73 70
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 106 100 75 98
TERAZOSIN HCL 106 93 75 158
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 102 49 R 77 177
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101 64 78 35
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97 77 79 10
PREDNISONE 94 47 80 52
ZETIA 93 55 81 68
SPIRONOLACTONE 92 50 82 88
TRICOR 92 25 82 148
ALLOPURINOL 90 56 84 41
VENTOLIN HFA 89 27 85 64
LAMOTRIGINE 89 42 85 289
MOMETASONE FUROATE 86 65 87 251
TRAZODONE HCL 86 24 87 71
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 85 66 89 288
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 84 62 90 204
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 81 37 91 38
CELEBREX 79 49 92 80
CARISOPRODOL 75 0 R 93 315
FENTANYL 74 32 S2 94 172
BUPROPION XL 72 39 95 306
BENAZEPRIL HCL 70 49 96 131
DIOVAN HCT 69 31 97 39
NYSTATIN 69 54 97 168
INSULIN SYRINGE 69 42 97 137
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 68 55 100 103
HUMALOG 68 28 100 245
LANTUS 67 39 102 66
LACTULOSE 67 56 102 87
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 66 33 104 104
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 66 42 S3 104 127
ABILIFY 66 27 104 273
SYMBICORT 66 28 104 120
PAROXETINE HCL 65 28 108 93
NATEGLINIDE 65 46 108 272
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 64 29 110 200
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 64 38 110 141
PRADAXA 63 41 112 192
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 63 26 112 119
AMOXICILLIN 63 40 112 163
BENICAR HCT 62 48 115 110
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 61 48 116 196
HALOPERIDOL 60 43 117 145
SEROQUEL 59 43 118 166
LIPITOR 58 24 119 51
WELCHOL 56 46 120 230
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 56 17 120 161
NITROSTAT 55 41 122 205
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 55 29 R 122 201
ARANESP 54 20 124 442
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 54 28 124 218
GLYBURIDE 54 37 R 124 67
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 53 32 127 227
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 53 48 127 99
ACTOS 51 41 129 85
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 50 49 130 138
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 50 27 130 136
IBUPROFEN 50 13 130 72
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. 22, 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.