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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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33,995Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 5176

$1.76M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 73 out of 5176

1,100 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%Patients 65 Years and Older
64% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 1,100 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 1,100 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 26,289 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 30%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $69 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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
FUROSEMIDE 1,236 993 1 8
OMEPRAZOLE 1,049 785 2 3
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 963 703 3 22
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 945 807 4 4
RANITIDINE HCL 872 632 5 36
LISINOPRIL 661 541 6 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 609 509 7 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 601 443 S3 8 27
METFORMIN HCL 597 429 9 7
SIMVASTATIN 583 452 10 1
ATENOLOL 554 395 11 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 541 415 12 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 536 411 13 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 535 435 14 11
DONEPEZIL HCL 496 481 15 28
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 466 392 16 34
WARFARIN SODIUM 462 381 17 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 460 371 18 31
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 425 364 19 23
DIGOXIN 420 380 20 56
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 392 380 21 149
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 370 332 22 74
GLYBURIDE 367 294 R 23 67
PREDNISONE 360 317 24 52
CRESTOR 301 152 25 15
TRAMADOL HCL 296 253 26 40
MIRTAZAPINE 282 246 27 45
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 278 215 28 84
CLOPIDOGREL 269 226 29 26
CLONIDINE HCL 264 227 30 79
NEXIUM 262 108 31 16
GABAPENTIN 256 178 32 21
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 253 191 33 176
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 243 235 34 44
CYMBALTA 241 163 35 90
ALLOPURINOL 224 185 36 41
BUMETANIDE 218 193 37 209
NAMENDA 207 207 38 47
LOVASTATIN 203 129 39 46
MELOXICAM 202 132 40 53
JANTOVEN 202 189 40 106
PLAVIX 197 153 42 29
SERTRALINE HCL 193 136 43 30
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 182 141 44 218
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 181 121 45 86
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 179 122 46 10
HYDRALAZINE HCL 176 161 47 73
AZITHROMYCIN 171 147 48 42
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 165 108 49 17
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 160 159 50 138
ADVAIR DISKUS 158 101 51 32
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 157 76 52 38
IBUPROFEN 154 97 53 72
NAPROXEN 147 112 54 95
BACLOFEN 147 69 54 173
GLIPIZIDE 146 126 56 63
LEVETIRACETAM 146 94 56 92
CARVEDILOL 146 136 56 24
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 145 119 59 104
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 144 116 60 61
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 144 144 60 98
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 142 119 62 181
TAMSULOSIN HCL 138 116 63 20
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 136 121 64 18
NITROFURANTOIN 133 119 65 343
COMBIVENT 132 60 66 156
LANTUS 131 80 67 66
TRAZODONE HCL 129 83 68 71
QUINAPRIL HCL 128 114 69 82
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 122 97 70 89
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 121 104 71 136
FINASTERIDE 121 98 71 69
MECLIZINE HCL 119 101 73 81
RAMIPRIL 117 71 74 50
RISPERIDONE 117 112 74 78
PAROXETINE HCL 117 95 74 93
INSULIN SYRINGE 115 66 77 137
SPIRIVA 114 78 78 54
PROAIR HFA 112 41 79 60
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 109 85 80 227
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 108 107 81 204
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 107 64 R 82 143
JANUVIA 106 78 83 25
FAMOTIDINE 103 67 84 58
GLIMEPIRIDE 100 100 85 37
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 99 99 86 553
GEMFIBROZIL 98 64 87 139
NYSTATIN 98 65 87 168
FENTANYL 98 92 S2 87 172
CEFUROXIME 97 76 90 273
PROPRANOLOL HCL 95 84 91 199
METRONIDAZOLE 95 89 91 360
DETROL LA 95 88 91 249
MOMETASONE FUROATE 95 67 91 251
SYMBICORT 95 69 91 120
ROPINIROLE HCL 92 78 96 208
ABILIFY 91 69 97 273
DIOVAN 91 75 97 19
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 91 83 97 339
FLUOXETINE HCL 90 38 100 132
LEVEMIR 90 73 100 252
AMOXICILLIN 87 56 102 163
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 86 42 103 186
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 85 36 104 232
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 85 66 104 14
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 85 55 R 104 177
SUCRALFATE 84 72 107 303
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 83 73 108 103
INDOMETHACIN 79 50 R 109 461
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 79 50 109 70
KLOR-CON 10 77 64 111 225
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 77 53 R 111 76
LYRICA 76 54 113 133
NOVOLOG 75 60 114 168
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 75 51 114 125
CHOLESTYRAMINE 73 73 116 570
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 72 47 117 75
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 70 41 118 363
LEVOFLOXACIN 70 62 118 109
SYNTHROID 69 60 120 33
DILTIAZEM ER 68 57 121 277
VESICARE 68 56 121 210
NOVOLIN R 66 56 123 191
ONGLYZA 66 53 123 153
SPIRONOLACTONE 65 47 125 88
SANTYL 64 51 126 124
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 63 63 127 119
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 62 22 R 128 480
NYSTOP 62 45 128 283
FENOFIBRATE 61 45 130 102
CARISOPRODOL 61 0 R 130 315
LEXAPRO 61 55 130 193
EXELON 60 60 133 162
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60 53 133 49
HUMALOG 60 21 133 245
VENTOLIN HFA 59 25 136 64
SOTALOL 58 58 137 526
HYDROXYZINE HCL 57 31 R 138 213
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 55 38 139 200
OLANZAPINE 55 36 139 140
CEPHALEXIN 54 43 141 189
BENAZEPRIL HCL 54 54 141 131
LIDOCAINE 54 43 141 179
LIPITOR 53 16 144 51
ZETIA 52 39 145 68
CELEBREX 51 38 146 80
CALCITONIN-SALMON 51 51 146 293
KLOR-CON M20 50 35 148 129
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.