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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,872Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 36 out of 2094

$1.05M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 81 out of 2094

459 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90%Patients 65 Years and Older
86% 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

30% of this provider’s 459 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 459 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 15,447 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 32%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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
FUROSEMIDE 755 718 1 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 618 552 2 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 557 522 3 3
SIMVASTATIN 554 513 4 1
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 529 382 S2 5 40
OMEPRAZOLE 450 376 6 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 421 401 7 10
FENTANYL 398 334 S2 8 68
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 388 342 9 2
DONEPEZIL HCL 335 328 10 20
LISINOPRIL 311 273 11 7
MIRTAZAPINE 286 283 12 43
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 280 273 13 46
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 245 242 14 24
SERTRALINE HCL 239 229 15 26
NAMENDA 228 221 16 32
TRAMADOL HCL 211 211 17 33
GABAPENTIN 200 153 18 23
DIOVAN 181 152 19 13
RISPERIDONE 173 157 20 56
FAMOTIDINE 160 147 21 34
OLANZAPINE 158 135 22 113
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 154 137 23 9
OXYCODONE HCL 142 50 S2 24 63
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 142 121 24 71
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 137 91 26 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 137 126 26 29
LANTUS 136 119 28 66
CYMBALTA 132 107 29 61
CARVEDILOL 130 92 30 19
LEVOFLOXACIN 129 115 31 70
CLOPIDOGREL 129 104 31 22
LACTULOSE 119 67 33 65
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 118 105 34 92
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 116 95 35 69
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 116 75 S2 35 192
NYSTATIN 112 105 37 167
DIGOXIN 111 102 38 51
PREDNISONE 110 93 39 54
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 107 61 S3 40 42
JANUVIA 103 94 41 35
RAMIPRIL 102 84 42 48
ATENOLOL 99 89 43 21
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 98 98 44 101
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 98 93 44 17
ADVAIR DISKUS 97 89 46 36
LIDODERM 96 88 47 59
CITALOPRAM HBR 96 77 47 47
NOVOLIN R 95 86 49 214
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93 91 50 12
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 91 91 51 102
SANTYL 90 83 52 114
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 89 74 53 37
BACLOFEN 89 64 53 166
LEVETIRACETAM 88 78 55 78
TRAZODONE HCL 87 58 56 72
LATANOPROST 85 85 57 153
PLAVIX 85 74 57 38
NYSTOP 82 56 59 286
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 82 55 59 158
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 81 65 61 90
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 80 68 62 179
CEPHALEXIN 79 73 63 201
METFORMIN HCL 75 71 64 8
ALLOPURINOL 73 66 65 50
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 73 73 65 25
ABILIFY 72 72 67 165
IBUPROFEN 70 60 68 73
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 70 67 68 81
NOVOLOG 69 39 70 116
LIDOCAINE 69 62 70 217
HYDRALAZINE HCL 66 66 72 89
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 65 60 73 138
RESTASIS 64 63 74 251
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 64 50 74 57
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 63 63 76 30
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 60 37 77 75
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 59 55 78 186
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 59 47 78 183
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 58 53 80 5
NIFEDIPINE ER 58 58 80 96
RANITIDINE HCL 56 36 82 80
PAROXETINE HCL 56 47 82 77
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 53 33 84 141
SEROQUEL 53 43 84 172
TRAVATAN Z 53 53 84 189
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 53 53 84 160
PRANDIN 51 38 88 125
LEXAPRO 50 46 89 180
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 50 47 89 182
NITROFURANTOIN 50 47 89 317
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 11, 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.