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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,712Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 2094

$2.55M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 2094

1,656 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
47% 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 Jersey
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 1,656 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 1,656 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 22,510 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

34% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 32%.

Prescription Price

$95 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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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 Jersey
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 811 663 1 3
SIMVASTATIN 773 679 2 1
FUROSEMIDE 646 570 3 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 642 588 4 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 638 543 5 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 518 434 6 14
OMEPRAZOLE 471 394 7 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 428 409 8 10
LISINOPRIL 365 294 9 7
CRESTOR 345 312 10 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 345 300 10 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 334 266 12 24
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 333 298 13 17
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 311 266 S2 14 40
JANUVIA 310 267 15 35
AZITHROMYCIN 297 227 16 27
NAMENDA 284 274 17 32
NEXIUM 283 224 18 16
METFORMIN HCL 273 231 19 8
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 259 226 20 46
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 254 226 21 9
CARVEDILOL 253 223 22 19
SERTRALINE HCL 243 209 23 26
MIRTAZAPINE 239 216 24 43
TRAMADOL HCL 235 211 25 33
SYNTHROID 230 225 26 44
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 219 189 S3 27 42
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 204 198 28 25
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 204 184 28 12
ATENOLOL 203 184 30 21
AMOXICILLIN 200 152 31 147
DONEPEZIL HCL 198 182 32 20
CLOPIDOGREL 184 174 33 22
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 179 136 34 127
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 175 143 35 5
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 169 110 S2 36 119
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 167 141 37 41
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 164 161 38 90
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 150 147 39 57
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 145 124 40 81
ZETIA 143 122 41 79
FAMOTIDINE 140 127 42 34
MELOXICAM 138 108 43 49
BENICAR 137 126 44 108
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 137 137 44 92
NYSTATIN 136 108 46 167
PLAVIX 134 124 47 38
LACTULOSE 132 111 48 65
LIDODERM 127 113 49 59
GABAPENTIN 126 84 50 23
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 122 120 51 101
DIOVAN 121 99 52 13
LEVOXYL 119 102 53 130
SINGULAIR 118 93 54 64
RAMIPRIL 117 109 55 48
VYTORIN 117 96 55 162
CYMBALTA 114 79 57 61
DIGOXIN 112 104 58 51
TAMSULOSIN HCL 112 103 58 29
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110 87 60 52
PROAIR HFA 108 77 61 45
ALLOPURINOL 108 100 61 50
JANUMET 105 81 63 86
ADVAIR DISKUS 105 79 63 36
LEVOFLOXACIN 105 84 63 70
SPIRIVA 103 93 66 60
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 103 95 66 91
GLIMEPIRIDE 99 91 68 31
PRANDIN 96 95 69 125
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96 86 69 55
GLIPIZIDE 94 92 71 82
LOVAZA 92 78 72 53
LEVETIRACETAM 92 57 72 78
LIPITOR 91 83 74 39
LANTUS 90 83 75 66
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 89 57 76 71
ALPRAZOLAM 88 52 77 150
TRAZODONE HCL 88 64 77 72
PREDNISONE 87 85 79 54
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 87 54 79 69
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 86 78 81 76
DIOVAN HCT 85 72 82 28
WELCHOL 85 63 82 146
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 84 78 84 30
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 80 52 S3 85 129
FENTANYL 80 45 S2 85 68
PAROXETINE HCL 80 71 85 77
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 80 62 85 110
SPIRONOLACTONE 79 76 89 93
CITALOPRAM HBR 79 62 89 47
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 79 34 R 89 115
AZOR 79 78 89 155
SUCRALFATE 78 50 93 277
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 77 70 94 37
TRICOR 77 53 94 99
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 77 68 94 58
OXYCODONE HCL 76 54 S2 97 63
LEXAPRO 75 67 98 180
KLOR-CON 10 75 62 98 171
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 74 62 100 265
CARAFATE 73 64 101 270
PEN NEEDLE 73 56 101 136
EVISTA 73 73 101 131
MICARDIS 72 65 104 252
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 71 60 105 128
NATEGLINIDE 71 63 105 193
FENOFIBRATE 71 55 105 104
TRILIPIX 70 64 108 156
HYDRALAZINE HCL 70 69 108 89
LYRICA 70 32 108 85
AMMONIUM LACTATE 68 65 111 185
DILTIAZEM HCL 66 65 112 292
LAMOTRIGINE 66 18 112 177
BENICAR HCT 65 47 114 133
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 65 53 114 176
CARISOPRODOL 64 0 R 116 253
MUPIROCIN 63 58 117 117
VERAPAMIL ER 62 62 118 161
COREG CR 61 52 119 313
CLONIDINE HCL 61 56 119 62
RANITIDINE HCL 61 52 119 80
NIFEDIPINE ER 60 48 122 96
FLUOXETINE HCL 60 55 122 139
CELEBREX 60 53 122 74
LATANOPROST 59 59 125 153
TRAVATAN Z 58 58 126 189
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 57 56 127 100
BYSTOLIC 56 36 128 83
AGGRENOX 55 43 129 260
BUPROPION XL 55 40 129 249
VESICARE 54 35 131 152
EXFORGE 54 54 131 105
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 53 42 133 107
OLANZAPINE 52 46 134 113
IBUPROFEN 51 16 135 73
AZASITE 51 51 135 424
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 April 18, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.