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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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33,444Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 5176

$2.37M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 33 out of 5176

622 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95%Patients 65 Years and Older
98% 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

4% of this provider’s 622 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 622 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 32,310 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

50% 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

54 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,170 1,148 1 2
FUROSEMIDE 1,115 1,103 2 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,107 1,058 3 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 971 954 4 11
CRESTOR 894 865 5 15
NEXIUM 891 858 6 16
SIMVASTATIN 665 599 7 1
DIOVAN 651 645 8 19
PLAVIX 649 634 9 29
SYNTHROID 551 511 10 33
TAMSULOSIN HCL 548 542 11 20
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 547 542 12 44
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 507 505 13 17
COUMADIN 481 477 14 112
JANUVIA 459 457 15 25
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 455 444 16 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 439 436 17 9
LIDODERM 436 431 18 59
CLOPIDOGREL 388 386 19 26
HYDRALAZINE HCL 363 359 20 73
LIPITOR 356 354 21 51
OMEPRAZOLE 328 327 22 3
CARVEDILOL 315 314 23 24
ATENOLOL 309 304 24 12
LISINOPRIL 298 267 25 5
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 297 297 26 149
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 296 294 27 94
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 293 274 28 22
MECLIZINE HCL 287 286 29 81
CREON 276 267 30 111
VOLTAREN 265 262 31 97
ALLOPURINOL 263 254 32 41
METFORMIN HCL 259 229 33 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 256 243 34 4
LIDOCAINE 243 239 35 179
NAMENDA 237 237 36 47
MICARDIS 236 233 10 37 154
DONEPEZIL HCL 235 235 38 28
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 225 221 39 23
LOVAZA 209 196 40 43
BENICAR 209 209 40 100
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 208 208 42 34
FAMOTIDINE 204 198 43 58
SPIRONOLACTONE 196 196 44 88
AVODART 190 190 45 107
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 188 183 46 35
CLONIDINE HCL 183 176 47 79
DEXILANT 179 179 48 118
GLIMEPIRIDE 168 155 49 37
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 167 163 50 89
BYSTOLIC 166 159 51 96
FINASTERIDE 165 158 52 69
NITROSTAT 160 160 53 205
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 160 153 53 130
DIGOXIN 156 156 55 56
DIOVAN HCT 156 153 55 39
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 154 148 57 103
GLIPIZIDE ER 152 144 58 117
PRANDIN 151 138 59 150
WARFARIN SODIUM 148 148 60 13
RAMIPRIL 147 147 61 50
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 146 140 62 207
TOPROL XL 142 141 63 227
BENICAR HCT 141 141 64 110
LACTULOSE 138 138 65 87
JANUMET 138 121 65 77
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 133 133 67 75
SERTRALINE HCL 132 119 68 30
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 130 129 69 74
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 128 128 70 18
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 121 120 71 98
DETROL LA 121 121 71 249
TORSEMIDE 121 121 71 184
LYRICA 120 118 74 133
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120 120 74 10
TRAMADOL HCL 119 118 76 40
NIFEDIPINE ER 117 117 77 48
ADVAIR DISKUS 117 116 77 32
GABAPENTIN 115 101 79 21
RANEXA 115 115 79 167
LEXAPRO 115 115 79 193
ACTOS 114 80 82 85
RANITIDINE HCL 113 100 83 36
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 113 113 83 116
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 102 87 85 70
TRAZODONE HCL 102 102 85 71
CELEBREX 101 101 87 80
BUSPIRONE HCL 100 99 88 183
SEROQUEL 100 99 88 166
LEVOXYL 98 86 90 238
ALCOHOL SWABS 93 80 91 115
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 92 79 92 55
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 91 90 93 38
GLIPIZIDE XL 90 85 94 83
CYMBALTA 89 86 95 90
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 86 86 96 202
PROAIR HFA 86 76 96 60
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 84 81 S3 98 127
SINGLE USE SWAB 84 80 98 108
TEKTURNA 84 84 98 255
NISOLDIPINE 82 82 101 368
AMMONIUM LACTATE 81 81 102 91
PROCTOZONE-HC 80 78 103 171
ZETIA 77 64 104 68
PAROXETINE HCL 76 75 105 93
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 75 75 106 186
EXFORGE 74 65 107 126
SOTALOL 73 73 108 526
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 70 70 109 119
MUPIROCIN 70 70 109 182
LANSOPRAZOLE 68 56 111 113
VYTORIN 67 55 112 152
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 66 66 113 288
MIRTAZAPINE 66 60 113 45
MEGESTROL ACETATE 64 64 R 115 263
NASONEX 63 63 116 178
CILOSTAZOL 62 62 117 206
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 62 62 117 136
LANTUS 62 52 117 66
SINGULAIR 60 57 120 62
METOLAZONE 59 56 121 271
ENABLEX 58 58 122 284
MICARDIS HCT 57 57 123 180
ONGLYZA 56 56 124 153
PEN NEEDLE 56 43 124 144
COLCRYS 56 56 124 170
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 55 53 127 84
BONIVA 54 54 128 236
PROPRANOLOL HCL 54 54 128 199
VERAPAMIL ER 54 54 128 155
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 53 52 131 176
SSD 53 53 131 216
FELODIPINE ER 53 53 131 128
LUNESTA 52 52 134 242
INSULIN SYRINGE 52 42 134 137
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51 51 136 212
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 51 47 136 160
GLYBURIDE 51 43 R 136 67
DICYCLOMINE HCL 50 50 139 224
KLOR-CON 10 50 50 139 225
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 8, 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.