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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,516Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 56 out of 5176

$1.98M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 57 out of 5176

653 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
89% 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 York
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 653 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 21,145 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

53% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 30%.

Prescription Price

$84 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $69 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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
NEXIUM 1,040 986 1 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 1,019 974 2 11
SIMVASTATIN 794 736 3 1
CRESTOR 663 570 4 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 631 576 5 2
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 624 562 6 17
PLAVIX 489 450 7 29
FUROSEMIDE 461 432 8 8
DIOVAN HCT 427 386 9 39
METFORMIN HCL 408 366 10 7
DIOVAN 366 337 11 19
LOVAZA 333 273 12 43
CARVEDILOL 322 288 13 24
SYNTHROID 311 306 14 33
LIDODERM 310 299 15 59
GLIMEPIRIDE 307 291 16 37
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 298 251 17 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 278 256 18 9
LIPITOR 277 254 19 51
TAMSULOSIN HCL 269 255 20 20
CLOPIDOGREL 247 233 21 26
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 240 203 22 55
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 235 199 23 44
CREON 228 202 24 111
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 228 216 24 4
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 227 195 R 26 76
ATENOLOL 222 185 27 12
OMEPRAZOLE 218 182 28 3
DEXILANT 215 197 29 118
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 198 182 30 103
ADVAIR DISKUS 193 183 31 32
MECLIZINE HCL 188 176 32 81
JANUVIA 182 162 33 25
ALLOPURINOL 178 165 34 41
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 176 169 35 10
CELEBREX 172 150 36 80
RAMIPRIL 170 153 37 50
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 166 133 38 22
MELOXICAM 165 139 39 53
BENICAR HCT 160 138 40 110
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 154 131 41 89
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 151 115 42 38
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 140 111 43 35
NAMENDA 140 140 43 47
BYSTOLIC 140 119 43 96
JANUMET 139 124 46 77
TOPROL XL 134 121 47 227
LEXAPRO 133 116 48 193
ZETIA 127 121 49 68
FINASTERIDE 121 121 50 69
DONEPEZIL HCL 121 109 50 28
VOLTAREN 115 103 52 97
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 115 94 S3 52 127
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 114 103 54 14
LISINOPRIL 110 95 55 5
LANSOPRAZOLE 109 94 56 113
ACTOS 107 95 57 85
SPIRIVA 106 93 58 54
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 103 64 S3 59 27
VYTORIN 102 102 60 152
DIGOXIN 97 97 61 56
EXFORGE HCT 97 95 61 266
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 97 93 61 23
CLONIDINE HCL 96 75 64 79
TRAMADOL HCL 96 80 64 40
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 95 88 66 149
EXFORGE 95 93 66 126
IBUPROFEN 93 86 68 72
MICARDIS 86 82 69 154
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 86 82 69 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 84 84 71 13
ALCOHOL SWABS 82 72 72 115
MICARDIS HCT 81 68 73 180
SERTRALINE HCL 80 80 74 30
PROCTOZONE-HC 80 79 74 171
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 79 69 76 61
SINGULAIR 78 73 77 62
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 77 61 78 141
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75 64 79 49
AVODART 75 63 79 107
SPIRONOLACTONE 75 75 79 88
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 75 63 79 84
PROAIR HFA 74 72 83 60
DICYCLOMINE HCL 72 64 84 224
AMITIZA 72 49 84 197
METFORMIN HCL ER 69 57 86 57
BENICAR 68 56 87 100
HYDRALAZINE HCL 63 58 88 73
RANEXA 62 51 89 167
GLYBURIDE 61 41 R 90 67
TORSEMIDE 61 58 90 184
KETOCONAZOLE 61 57 90 233
ACTOPLUS MET 60 57 93 268
RANITIDINE HCL 59 49 94 36
JALYN 58 58 95 441
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 57 40 96 70
LEVOFLOXACIN 57 52 96 109
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 56 53 98 94
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 56 50 98 34
MOMETASONE FUROATE 55 51 100 251
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 52 50 101 161
SINGLE USE SWAB 52 38 101 108
AMMONIUM LACTATE 52 41 101 91
NASONEX 51 50 104 178
GLIPIZIDE 50 45 105 63
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 March 14, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.