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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,413Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 35 out of 2094

$1.22M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 51 out of 2094

623 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72%Patients 65 Years and Older
87% 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

3% of this provider’s 623 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 623 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 14,391 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

37% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 32%.

Prescription Price

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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
SIMVASTATIN 709 583 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 594 448 2 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 542 460 3 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 534 408 4 14
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 528 416 5 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 426 362 6 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 417 324 7 2
METFORMIN HCL 385 283 8 8
DIOVAN HCT 370 258 9 28
NEXIUM 353 275 10 16
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 310 221 11 25
GLIMEPIRIDE 307 243 12 31
CLOPIDOGREL 301 291 13 22
CRESTOR 299 219 14 15
CARVEDILOL 294 282 15 19
DIOVAN 275 242 16 13
MELOXICAM 262 177 17 49
FUROSEMIDE 256 240 18 6
VOLTAREN 235 180 19 109
NAPROXEN 213 126 20 84
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 210 194 21 52
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 204 159 22 100
PLAVIX 204 198 22 38
TRAMADOL HCL 200 163 24 33
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 186 172 25 12
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 169 103 26 30
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 156 127 27 55
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 151 137 R 28 94
NIFEDIPINE ER 148 146 29 96
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 140 125 30 17
LIDODERM 138 101 31 59
VESICARE 136 110 32 152
EVISTA 127 107 33 131
TAMSULOSIN HCL 125 119 34 29
AZITHROMYCIN 121 90 35 27
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 120 107 36 58
LYRICA 119 91 37 85
ADVAIR DISKUS 118 70 38 36
ATENOLOL 117 109 39 21
LISINOPRIL 115 97 40 7
DESOXIMETASONE 109 72 41 320
CLONIDINE HCL 109 87 41 62
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 109 84 41 10
JANUMET 108 65 44 86
LOVAZA 107 88 45 53
FAMOTIDINE 104 77 46 34
SERTRALINE HCL 103 98 47 26
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 101 67 48 220
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 101 95 48 57
SINGULAIR 100 75 50 64
MECLIZINE HCL 100 86 50 103
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 100 79 50 141
JANUVIA 99 75 53 35
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 98 82 54 18
CYMBALTA 95 62 55 61
ONGLYZA 93 73 56 134
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 91 51 57 91
GLYBURIDE 90 87 R 58 95
GABAPENTIN 85 49 59 23
SPIRIVA 84 63 60 60
ACTOS 84 66 60 112
CILOSTAZOL 83 72 62 204
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 80 37 63 168
AVODART 80 80 63 163
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 80 80 63 101
PAROXETINE HCL 77 44 66 77
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75 58 67 213
LIPITOR 72 64 68 39
FENOFIBRATE 68 33 69 104
ZETIA 64 59 70 79
NITROSTAT 63 58 71 314
LACTULOSE 62 49 72 65
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 62 51 72 81
BENICAR HCT 61 60 74 133
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 61 53 74 76
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 60 43 76 37
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 60 49 76 128
GEMFIBROZIL 59 35 78 223
FLUCONAZOLE 58 38 79 341
CELEBREX 57 40 80 74
IBUPROFEN 57 49 80 73
LEVOXYL 56 45 82 130
PROAIR HFA 56 36 82 45
EXFORGE HCT 55 55 84 195
LANTUS 55 34 84 66
DEXILANT 53 27 86 124
VYTORIN 53 45 86 162
DUETACT 53 53 86 513
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 52 44 89 307
ENABLEX 51 51 90 345
MUPIROCIN 50 23 91 117
HYDRALAZINE HCL 50 48 91 89
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 50 40 S3 91 129
MOMETASONE FUROATE 50 33 91 229
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 8, 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.