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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,871Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 65 out of 5176

$1.62M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 91 out of 5176

544 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73%Patients 65 Years and Older
93% 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

4% of this provider’s 544 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 544 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 18,304 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

40% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 30%.

Prescription Price

$71 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $69 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,008 788 1 2
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 891 696 2 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 654 506 3 6
OMEPRAZOLE 588 436 4 3
SIMVASTATIN 539 380 5 1
NEXIUM 532 458 6 16
CRESTOR 437 367 7 15
DIOVAN 401 327 8 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 361 323 9 20
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 352 232 10 4
PLAVIX 347 329 11 29
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 316 237 12 22
MELOXICAM 301 235 13 53
LIDODERM 298 281 14 59
NAMENDA 296 296 15 47
METFORMIN HCL 294 232 16 7
FUROSEMIDE 279 212 17 8
LOVAZA 274 263 18 43
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 257 159 19 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 252 190 20 9
IBUPROFEN 239 150 21 72
JANUVIA 237 200 22 25
ATENOLOL 236 172 23 12
LISINOPRIL 235 186 24 5
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 233 150 25 38
AZITHROMYCIN 226 140 26 42
GLIMEPIRIDE 225 219 27 37
MECLIZINE HCL 220 206 28 81
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 205 169 29 11
CLONIDINE HCL 201 188 30 79
LIPITOR 197 181 31 51
CLOPIDOGREL 192 168 32 26
GABAPENTIN 187 126 33 21
DIOVAN HCT 183 153 34 39
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 176 121 R 35 76
CREON 176 176 35 111
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 174 145 37 14
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 160 153 38 44
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 159 130 39 35
VOLTAREN 159 151 39 97
CARVEDILOL 154 132 41 24
AVODART 153 146 42 107
WARFARIN SODIUM 145 106 43 13
GLIPIZIDE 142 91 44 63
PROAIR HFA 137 89 45 60
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 135 105 46 18
SYNTHROID 131 119 47 33
PATANOL 127 90 48 158
DICYCLOMINE HCL 124 109 49 224
ACTOS 121 118 50 85
TRAMADOL HCL 120 84 51 40
SINGULAIR 120 74 51 62
ADVAIR DISKUS 119 81 53 32
DONEPEZIL HCL 116 115 54 28
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 114 94 55 142
FINASTERIDE 113 111 56 69
RAMIPRIL 112 87 57 50
CELEBREX 107 90 58 80
BENICAR 105 93 59 100
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 103 93 60 23
HYDROCORTISONE VALERATE 102 83 61 319
FAMOTIDINE 101 77 62 58
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 97 77 63 34
VENTOLIN HFA 97 42 63 64
BENICAR HCT 96 88 65 110
NASONEX 91 77 66 178
KETOCONAZOLE 90 66 67 233
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85 78 68 212
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 85 71 68 130
DIGOXIN 83 83 70 56
MICARDIS HCT 83 66 70 180
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 83 59 S3 70 27
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 80 76 73 103
AMMONIUM LACTATE 77 69 74 91
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 75 35 75 70
JANUMET 74 65 76 77
ZETIA 73 61 77 68
LUNESTA 72 72 78 242
PAROXETINE HCL 72 57 78 93
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 71 50 80 84
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 69 42 S3 81 127
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 68 51 82 160
GLYBURIDE 68 47 R 82 67
NABUMETONE 67 20 84 217
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 65 0 R 85 143
GLIPIZIDE XL 65 50 85 83
TRICOR 62 39 87 148
ENABLEX 62 55 87 284
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 62 62 87 55
ZOVIRAX 60 50 90 313
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 60 58 90 94
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 59 59 92 89
CILOSTAZOL 58 54 93 206
PEN NEEDLE 58 36 93 144
LABETALOL HCL 58 51 93 114
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 56 45 96 74
RANITIDINE HCL 56 56 96 36
CYMBALTA 54 33 98 90
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 53 29 99 105
NIFEDIPINE ER 52 52 100 48
MICARDIS 52 42 100 154
EXELON 51 47 102 162
SYMBICORT 51 20 102 120
CITALOPRAM HBR 50 37 104 31
PROCTOZONE-HC 50 49 104 171
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.