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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,491Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 247 out of 5176

$732K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 562 out of 5176

359 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
51%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
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this specialty
in New York
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 359 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 359 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 7,216 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 30%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $69 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 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 1,014 441 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 599 242 2 1
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 536 264 3 22
METFORMIN HCL 473 157 4 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 418 239 5 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 384 194 6 6
LISINOPRIL 335 107 7 5
OMEPRAZOLE 331 144 8 3
FAMOTIDINE 275 119 9 58
FUROSEMIDE 267 155 10 8
GEMFIBROZIL 221 44 11 139
IBUPROFEN 217 75 12 72
NEXIUM 203 97 13 16
ATENOLOL 199 129 14 12
ADVAIR DISKUS 199 89 14 32
RANITIDINE HCL 168 114 16 36
CLONIDINE HCL 151 53 17 79
JANUVIA 130 37 18 25
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 127 70 19 10
INSULIN SYRINGE 125 44 20 137
VENTOLIN HFA 125 40 20 64
WARFARIN SODIUM 124 58 22 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 123 81 23 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 122 39 24 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 121 52 25 14
AZITHROMYCIN 120 63 26 42
NAPROXEN 118 50 27 95
RISPERIDONE 114 92 28 78
PROPRANOLOL HCL 112 41 29 199
FLUOCINONIDE 110 66 30 165
NIFEDIPINE ER 109 49 31 48
CRESTOR 109 78 31 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 106 48 33 34
LANTUS 96 49 34 66
LOVASTATIN 94 40 35 46
DONEPEZIL HCL 92 83 36 28
DIGOXIN 92 56 36 56
SPIRIVA 90 36 38 54
PREDNISONE 89 55 39 52
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 88 74 40 99
DETROL LA 87 45 41 249
TERBUTALINE SULFATE 85 46 42 626
LIPITOR 85 48 42 51
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 84 18 44 38
CEPHALEXIN 84 43 44 189
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 84 40 44 84
CARVEDILOL 83 39 47 24
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 83 55 47 94
TAMSULOSIN HCL 78 43 49 20
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 78 37 49 105
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 78 32 S3 49 27
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 71 28 R 52 201
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 64 47 53 227
CLOPIDOGREL 63 39 54 26
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 62 24 55 17
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 62 36 55 75
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 61 21 57 247
FINASTERIDE 59 40 58 69
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 59 35 58 232
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 59 20 S2 58 258
COMBIVENT 58 35 61 156
NOVOLIN R 58 32 61 191
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 57 37 63 142
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 57 22 63 119
NOVOLIN 70-30 53 16 65 287
SPIRONOLACTONE 53 31 65 88
PLAVIX 52 36 67 29
GLIPIZIDE 51 22 68 63
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 50 37 69 135
JANUMET 50 12 69 77
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 May 5, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.