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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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35,673Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 5176

$1.98M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 55 out of 5176

1,000 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
96% 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

10% of this provider’s 1,000 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

1% of this provider’s 1,000 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 29,680 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 30%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $69 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,368 1,122 1 6
SIMVASTATIN 1,329 1,035 2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,252 1,110 3 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,073 913 4 2
FUROSEMIDE 937 819 5 8
LISINOPRIL 866 749 6 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 735 644 7 13
METFORMIN HCL 690 505 8 7
RANITIDINE HCL 688 611 9 36
DONEPEZIL HCL 591 571 10 28
RISPERIDONE 555 418 11 78
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 518 406 12 104
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 517 463 13 75
TAMSULOSIN HCL 516 434 14 20
OMEPRAZOLE 469 374 15 3
OLANZAPINE 466 411 16 140
LEVETIRACETAM 442 321 17 92
CITALOPRAM HBR 423 387 18 31
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 418 357 19 34
VALPROIC ACID 402 327 10 20 195
FAMOTIDINE 395 330 21 58
MIRTAZAPINE 388 353 22 45
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 382 344 23 99
HALOPERIDOL 375 309 24 145
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 366 335 25 135
SANTYL 351 313 26 124
LOVASTATIN 329 247 27 46
NAMENDA 329 292 27 47
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 324 249 29 10
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 315 308 30 98
GABAPENTIN 314 257 31 21
NOVOLIN R 312 252 32 191
LACTULOSE 302 235 33 87
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 297 218 34 22
CLOPIDOGREL 268 225 35 26
AMANTADINE 259 213 36 390
DIGOXIN 246 224 37 56
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 240 153 R 38 201
CARVEDILOL 230 225 39 24
LANTUS 225 200 40 66
ATENOLOL 221 207 41 12
GLIMEPIRIDE 201 197 42 37
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 197 180 43 11
FINASTERIDE 197 165 43 69
GEMFIBROZIL 194 121 45 139
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 192 183 46 18
SPIRIVA 187 128 47 54
SEROQUEL 183 161 48 166
SSD 183 164 48 216
AZITHROMYCIN 180 155 50 42
JANUVIA 180 130 50 25
CLONIDINE HCL 176 165 52 79
PLAVIX 174 152 53 29
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 172 159 54 103
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 171 145 55 270
KETOCONAZOLE 170 134 56 233
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 165 136 S2 57 101
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 164 156 58 142
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 164 159 58 232
CLOZAPINE 161 90 60 269
LATANOPROST 161 130 60 185
ADVAIR DISKUS 158 130 62 32
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 157 129 63 125
PREDNISONE 154 129 64 52
SERTRALINE HCL 150 126 65 30
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 147 147 66 244
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 145 143 67 44
BACLOFEN 144 64 68 173
NOVOLIN 70-30 143 112 69 287
VENTOLIN HFA 141 68 70 64
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 140 124 71 176
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 140 101 71 528
NIFEDIPINE ER 131 93 73 48
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 130 129 74 14
TRAVATAN Z 129 126 75 234
AMMONIUM LACTATE 128 90 76 91
RAMIPRIL 120 101 77 50
NEXIUM 118 81 78 16
TIMOLOL MALEATE 114 114 79 318
HYDRALAZINE HCL 110 88 80 73
IBUPROFEN 110 92 80 72
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 109 95 82 17
LITHIUM CARBONATE 109 30 82 393
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 108 91 84 74
GLIPIZIDE 106 80 85 63
NYSTATIN 103 91 86 168
INSULIN SYRINGE 101 65 87 137
NOVOLOG 99 90 88 168
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 99 89 88 288
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 98 48 90 227
LABETALOL HCL 95 83 91 114
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 94 81 92 181
CYMBALTA 92 82 93 90
SINGULAIR 92 77 93 62
TRAMADOL HCL 91 86 95 40
ALLOPURINOL 89 68 96 41
LEVEMIR 87 45 97 252
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 85 69 98 141
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 84 71 99 84
DILTIAZEM HCL 79 78 100 316
ABILIFY 78 66 101 273
PAROXETINE HCL 78 78 101 93
MEGESTROL ACETATE 76 76 R 103 263
HUMULIN R 75 63 104 347
OXCARBAZEPINE 74 39 105 379
FLUOCINONIDE 73 65 106 165
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 70 70 107 374
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 69 46 108 346
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 69 42 108 38
TRAZODONE HCL 68 52 110 71
FENTANYL 67 67 S2 111 172
DIOVAN 67 63 111 19
ATROVENT HFA 67 18 111 307
DESOXIMETASONE 66 58 114 278
TERAZOSIN HCL 66 55 114 158
SPIRONOLACTONE 66 45 114 88
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 66 53 114 123
ECONAZOLE NITRATE 66 63 114 340
CALCIUM ACETATE 61 44 119 336
CARBAMAZEPINE 60 53 120 302
HYDROCORTISONE 59 44 121 265
HALOPERIDOL LACTATE 59 54 121 386
CRESTOR 58 55 123 15
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 58 34 123 61
LUMIGAN 57 56 125 423
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 57 55 125 89
LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 57 44 125 415
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 56 44 128 9
PILOCARPINE HCL 56 56 128 689
DESONIDE 55 53 130 439
NITRO-BID 55 55 10 130 695
CEPHALEXIN 55 44 130 189
PROAIR HFA 55 18 130 60
ACTOS 54 50 134 85
AMIODARONE HCL 54 54 134 281
OLANZAPINE ODT 54 39 134 495
HEPARIN SODIUM 53 51 137 241
METOLAZONE 53 50 137 271
QUINAPRIL HCL 52 40 139 82
NAPROXEN 51 28 140 95
CAPTOPRIL 51 33 140 383
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 1, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.