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Prescriber Checkup

CHRISTINE MOSSE MD

2336 2ND AVE SECOND AVENUE PHYSICIAN PRACTICE

New york | New York | 10035

(212) 987-5200

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,331Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 211 out of 5176

$836K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 411 out of 5176

335 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80%Patients 65 Years and Older
85% 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

9% of this provider’s 335 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 335 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 12,946 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $69 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

46 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 667 577 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 596 493 2 3
GABAPENTIN 406 323 3 21
METFORMIN HCL 386 305 4 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 351 312 5 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 312 254 6 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 306 247 7 2
CARVEDILOL 299 283 8 24
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 250 206 10 9 212
LOVAZA 224 210 10 43
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 222 174 11 22
LISINOPRIL 220 186 12 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 211 211 13 28
FUROSEMIDE 199 187 14 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 192 159 15 4
TAMSULOSIN HCL 176 162 16 20
NAPROXEN SODIUM 175 117 17 419
CILOSTAZOL 170 157 18 206
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 169 126 19 141
PRANDIN 169 146 19 150
NAMENDA 164 164 21 47
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 163 148 22 49
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 161 133 23 6
SERTRALINE HCL 156 149 24 30
SYMBICORT 154 129 25 120
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 148 104 26 38
MECLIZINE HCL 138 113 27 81
PAROXETINE HCL 136 117 28 93
TRAMADOL HCL 135 103 29 40
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 132 78 S3 30 27
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 131 114 S3 31 127
ATENOLOL 131 94 31 12
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 127 120 33 130
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 122 92 34 70
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 122 112 R 34 76
NEXIUM 119 104 36 16
CLONIDINE HCL 115 77 37 79
SINGULAIR 114 85 38 62
PREDNISONE 109 96 39 52
JANUVIA 108 83 40 25
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 103 81 41 84
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 101 101 42 9
QUINAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100 100 43 347
CRESTOR 99 86 44 15
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 98 91 45 103
VENTOLIN HFA 94 64 46 64
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94 83 46 35
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 93 79 48 34
CITALOPRAM HBR 90 75 49 31
CLOPIDOGREL 89 89 50 26
SPIRONOLACTONE 89 83 50 88
JANUMET 88 78 52 77
SPIRIVA 88 78 52 54
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 85 80 54 116
WARFARIN SODIUM 84 84 55 13
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 84 84 55 44
DIOVAN HCT 84 84 55 39
NAPROXEN 84 67 55 95
GLIPIZIDE ER 83 71 59 117
SEROQUEL XR 81 36 60 398
BUSPIRONE HCL 76 64 61 183
COREG CR 74 50 62 275
MICARDIS HCT 73 47 63 180
PROAIR HFA 73 66 63 60
DIGOXIN 69 69 65 56
SINGLE USE SWAB 69 60 65 108
VIMOVO 69 62 65 525
BIDIL 68 68 68 648
GLIPIZIDE XL 67 57 69 83
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 66 66 70 98
ALCOHOL SWABS 65 58 71 115
LEVOFLOXACIN 64 59 72 109
COMBIVENT 63 59 73 156
FAMOTIDINE 63 62 73 58
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 63 63 73 18
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 61 61 76 23
PLAVIX 61 60 76 29
BYSTOLIC 61 57 76 96
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 59 56 79 176
AZITHROMYCIN 58 53 80 42
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 58 58 80 14
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 56 45 R 82 177
ENDOCET 56 26 S2 82 246
ADVAIR DISKUS 56 47 82 32
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 55 55 85 11
AVODART 55 46 85 107
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 54 42 87 94
VALACYCLOVIR 54 26 87 297
RANITIDINE HCL 54 45 87 36
IBUPROFEN 51 34 90 72
OFLOXACIN 50 35 91 592
LYRICA 50 39 91 133
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 13, 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.