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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,802Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 236 out of 5176

$1.19M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 174 out of 5176

633 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
78% 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

9% of this provider’s 633 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 633 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 13,012 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 30%.

Prescription Price

$80 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $69 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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
LISINOPRIL 535 483 1 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 517 469 2 6
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 452 379 3 135
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 447 392 4 99
SIMVASTATIN 412 389 5 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 382 358 6 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 323 280 7 2
FUROSEMIDE 289 235 8 8
METFORMIN HCL 271 252 9 7
MIRTAZAPINE 243 234 10 45
NYSTATIN 233 215 11 168
WARFARIN SODIUM 230 186 12 13
TAMSULOSIN HCL 224 205 13 20
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 207 184 14 207
RANITIDINE HCL 204 183 15 36
GABAPENTIN 197 162 16 21
TRAZODONE HCL 189 173 17 71
LEVETIRACETAM 187 167 18 92
DONEPEZIL HCL 184 181 19 28
JANUVIA 177 173 20 25
LANTUS 174 164 21 66
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 169 135 22 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 159 117 23 31
NAMENDA 156 146 24 47
ATENOLOL 147 139 25 12
DOXEPIN HCL 128 128 26 354
CARVEDILOL 120 117 27 24
ALLOPURINOL 117 85 28 41
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 116 96 29 17
CLOPIDOGREL 115 101 30 26
DIGOXIN 114 94 31 56
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 112 106 32 9
LATANOPROST 111 111 33 185
SANTYL 111 100 33 124
ADVAIR DISKUS 111 95 33 32
FLUOXETINE HCL 111 106 33 132
OMEPRAZOLE 105 93 37 3
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 101 95 38 75
NEXIUM 101 74 38 16
SERTRALINE HCL 101 70 38 30
GLYBURIDE 100 89 R 41 67
DIOVAN 98 86 42 19
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 98 83 42 200
TRAMADOL HCL 89 89 44 40
PREDNISONE 88 74 45 52
LEVEMIR 86 84 46 252
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 84 63 S3 47 27
OLANZAPINE 82 82 48 140
HYDRALAZINE HCL 81 67 49 73
PLAVIX 81 69 49 29
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 80 79 51 14
CRESTOR 76 73 52 15
PRANDIN 76 56 52 150
VALPROIC ACID 76 65 52 195
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75 68 55 10
DIOVAN HCT 73 72 56 39
EXELON 72 71 57 162
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 70 70 58 22
HALOPERIDOL 70 66 58 145
SPIRIVA 69 58 60 54
RISPERIDONE 67 50 61 78
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 66 54 62 142
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 61 49 S2 63 101
GLIPIZIDE 59 59 64 63
TRAVATAN Z 57 57 65 234
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 55 49 66 196
PROAIR HFA 53 26 67 60
FINASTERIDE 52 46 68 69
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 52 46 68 84
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 51 44 70 98
VENTOLIN HFA 51 35 70 64
FENTANYL 50 40 S2 72 172
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 50 49 72 18
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 9, 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.