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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,098Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 2094

$2.31M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 2094

944 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
75% 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 Jersey
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 944 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 944 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 21,613 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

36% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 32%.

Prescription Price

$85 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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 743 640 1 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 697 617 2 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 649 543 3 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 645 548 4 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 613 502 5 3
CRESTOR 555 456 6 15
OMEPRAZOLE 537 479 7 4
DEXILANT 397 285 8 124
TRAMADOL HCL 375 272 9 33
JANUVIA 366 285 10 35
CARVEDILOL 348 288 11 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 312 290 12 24
METFORMIN HCL 308 219 13 8
DIOVAN 306 249 14 13
SIMVASTATIN 303 287 15 1
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 301 238 16 46
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 298 280 17 57
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 293 232 18 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 278 275 19 20
GABAPENTIN 268 185 20 23
RISPERIDONE 262 222 21 56
SERTRALINE HCL 261 238 22 26
CLOPIDOGREL 248 229 23 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 248 212 23 9
NEXIUM 232 151 25 16
GLIMEPIRIDE 229 206 26 31
FAMOTIDINE 227 192 27 34
LYRICA 224 154 28 85
PLAVIX 224 206 28 38
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 213 89 30 14
OXYCODONE HCL 207 57 S2 31 63
CLONIDINE HCL 204 128 32 62
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 203 140 S3 33 42
TAMSULOSIN HCL 202 174 34 29
CITALOPRAM HBR 196 173 35 47
LISINOPRIL 195 160 36 7
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 189 173 37 37
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 187 167 38 92
RAMIPRIL 183 158 39 48
BENICAR 182 141 40 108
ALLOPURINOL 176 158 41 50
EXELON 176 176 41 111
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 175 139 43 18
MIRTAZAPINE 168 163 44 43
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 168 144 44 69
SPIRONOLACTONE 168 125 44 93
NAMENDA 166 155 47 32
EXFORGE 166 125 47 105
LIDODERM 153 122 49 59
PREDNISONE 151 132 50 54
ATENOLOL 149 131 51 21
DIGOXIN 148 140 52 51
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 147 108 53 71
TRILIPIX 141 96 54 156
CYMBALTA 136 75 55 61
LEVETIRACETAM 134 89 56 78
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131 87 57 12
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 129 116 58 91
TRAZODONE HCL 129 36 58 72
EVISTA 128 128 60 131
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 120 104 61 81
DIOVAN HCT 119 102 62 28
FENTANYL 117 84 S2 63 68
AZITHROMYCIN 116 83 64 27
SINGULAIR 112 86 65 64
FINASTERIDE 112 90 65 97
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 112 63 S2 65 40
PROAIR HFA 111 68 68 45
LOVAZA 110 83 69 53
CELEBREX 109 94 70 74
SPIRIVA 106 87 71 60
ADVAIR DISKUS 106 76 71 36
LACTULOSE 104 69 73 65
LEVOFLOXACIN 104 72 73 70
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 104 104 73 102
SYMBICORT 100 66 76 149
NOVOLOG 95 80 77 116
ZETIA 93 68 78 79
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 93 68 78 127
HEPARIN SODIUM 92 59 80 244
LIPITOR 91 87 81 39
LEXAPRO 89 74 82 180
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 89 68 82 41
HYDRALAZINE HCL 88 76 84 89
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 87 86 85 120
NIASPAN 84 61 86 145
TOPIRAMATE 84 53 86 199
CLONIDINE 83 83 88 261
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 82 36 S2 89 119
BUDESONIDE 81 67 90 228
OXYCONTIN 81 20 S2 90 98
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 80 75 92 141
TRICOR 79 57 93 99
JANUMET 77 66 94 86
AMIODARONE HCL 77 74 94 175
PRANDIN 77 71 94 125
KLOR-CON M20 77 66 94 106
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 76 66 98 176
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 74 20 R 99 115
LEVEMIR 73 48 100 241
TEKTURNA 72 65 101 288
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 71 65 102 17
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 70 64 103 75
PRADAXA 70 67 103 209
SEROQUEL XR 69 36 105 343
OLANZAPINE 69 64 105 113
PEN NEEDLE 68 46 107 136
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 67 63 108 400
ONGLYZA 67 47 108 134
VESICARE 66 58 110 152
ACTOS 65 60 111 112
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 65 25 111 158
SANTYL 65 53 111 114
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 65 53 111 247
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 65 44 111 250
TRAVATAN Z 64 60 116 189
ABILIFY 64 63 116 165
INSULIN SYRINGE 64 32 116 143
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 63 47 R 119 157
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 63 57 119 30
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 63 47 119 128
PAROXETINE HCL 62 62 122 77
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 61 38 123 307
HUMULIN N 60 60 124 356
SOTALOL 60 60 124 361
BACLOFEN 59 41 126 166
LANTUS 59 56 126 66
ACIPHEX 59 54 126 486
MEGESTROL ACETATE 58 53 R 129 174
CEPHALEXIN 58 52 129 201
DETROL LA 57 47 131 233
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 57 36 131 107
BENICAR HCT 57 57 131 133
GLIPIZIDE 56 53 134 82
IBUPROFEN 54 33 135 73
NYSTATIN 52 47 136 167
AVELOX 52 33 136 300
NYSTOP 51 51 138 286
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 50 0 139 76
KLOR-CON M10 50 50 139 190
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 26, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.