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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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28,915Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 27 out of 5176

$1.86M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 62 out of 5176

695 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
83% 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

7% of this provider’s 695 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

2% of this provider’s 695 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 26,379 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 30%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $69 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 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
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,408 1,373 1 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,264 1,196 2 6
FUROSEMIDE 1,245 1,150 3 8
SIMVASTATIN 962 835 4 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 847 765 5 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 737 664 6 34
DONEPEZIL HCL 728 685 7 28
CITALOPRAM HBR 659 630 8 31
RANITIDINE HCL 587 561 9 36
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 578 546 10 2
OMEPRAZOLE 502 436 11 3
MIRTAZAPINE 444 428 12 45
RISPERIDONE 440 400 13 78
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 395 364 14 14
NAMENDA 378 358 15 47
SERTRALINE HCL 351 293 16 30
GABAPENTIN 338 294 17 21
PREDNISONE 334 328 18 52
NYSTATIN 331 223 19 168
DIGOXIN 317 317 20 56
FAMOTIDINE 308 289 21 58
CYMBALTA 307 293 22 90
CLOPIDOGREL 283 258 23 26
KLOR-CON M20 240 216 24 129
METFORMIN HCL 240 209 24 7
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 236 186 26 22
SPIRONOLACTONE 234 205 27 88
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 224 216 28 11
LISINOPRIL 192 177 29 5
CARVEDILOL 190 162 30 24
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 183 180 31 138
PLAVIX 179 167 32 29
ADVAIR DISKUS 179 176 32 32
LACTULOSE 177 177 34 87
TAMSULOSIN HCL 175 157 35 20
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 174 161 36 18
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 173 141 37 141
LANTUS 167 167 38 66
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 167 167 38 99
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 166 162 40 75
LEVETIRACETAM 166 137 40 92
HYDRALAZINE HCL 165 160 42 73
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 163 152 43 44
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 162 160 44 98
MUPIROCIN 154 135 45 182
AMIODARONE HCL 147 147 46 281
JANUVIA 146 140 47 25
TRAVATAN Z 141 128 48 234
LABETALOL HCL 134 115 49 114
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 130 115 50 35
DIOVAN 129 106 51 19
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 129 122 51 443
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 125 109 53 104
KLOR-CON M10 123 123 54 248
SINGULAIR 122 112 55 62
BACLOFEN 121 77 56 173
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 108 88 57 38
NOVOLIN R 108 108 57 191
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 102 102 59 135
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 102 89 59 207
GLYBURIDE 101 90 R 61 67
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 101 101 61 288
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 98 95 63 142
TRAMADOL HCL 97 92 64 40
TAMIFLU 93 90 65 231
NIFEDIPINE ER 92 84 66 48
HUMALOG 92 92 66 245
LEVOFLOXACIN 92 84 66 109
SANTYL 90 74 69 124
ATENOLOL 89 89 70 12
GEMFIBROZIL 85 45 71 139
FLUOXETINE HCL 85 61 71 132
NOVOLOG 84 74 73 168
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 84 84 73 149
PERMETHRIN 80 73 75 355
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 80 54 75 9
TORSEMIDE 79 77 77 184
PAROXETINE HCL 78 76 78 93
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 75 70 79 84
METRONIDAZOLE 74 65 80 360
VANCOMYCIN HCL 73 73 81 394
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 71 61 82 123
DILTIAZEM HCL 70 70 83 316
FINASTERIDE 68 63 84 69
CEPHALEXIN 68 62 84 189
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 68 62 84 94
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67 66 87 10
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 65 55 88 204
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 64 63 89 89
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 64 64 89 125
CEFUROXIME 63 63 91 273
PROCRIT 63 63 91 367
SPIRIVA 63 63 91 54
BUPROPION HCL SR 62 62 94 320
METOLAZONE 61 61 95 271
PROPRANOLOL HCL 61 56 95 199
MIDODRINE HCL 60 53 97 589
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 60 46 97 74
CEFTRIAXONE 59 55 99 338
SEROQUEL 59 56 99 166
ALLOPURINOL 59 59 99 41
GLIMEPIRIDE 57 50 102 37
CLONIDINE HCL 57 35 102 79
BYSTOLIC 56 55 104 96
ACTONEL 55 54 105 134
CELEBREX 55 48 105 80
NAPROXEN 54 44 107 95
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 51 37 108 227
TRAZODONE HCL 51 47 108 71
VALPROIC ACID 51 51 108 195
FLUOCINONIDE 50 49 111 165
LIDODERM 50 24 111 59
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 50 48 111 70
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 Nov. 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.