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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,096Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 220 out of 5176

$926K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 321 out of 5176

395 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
88% 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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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 395 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 395 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 12,952 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

31% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 30%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $69 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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
SIMVASTATIN 754 683 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 649 562 2 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 552 493 3 2
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 540 466 4 17
FUROSEMIDE 473 428 5 8
CRESTOR 442 388 6 15
METFORMIN HCL 441 395 7 7
LISINOPRIL 404 346 8 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 337 293 9 6
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 286 232 10 38
PROAIR HFA 257 214 11 60
GLYBURIDE 210 196 R 12 67
NEXIUM 208 168 13 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 206 199 14 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 200 186 15 4
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 199 161 16 84
NAPROXEN 196 152 17 95
CARVEDILOL 193 192 18 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 192 165 19 20
ADVAIR DISKUS 187 136 20 32
GABAPENTIN 184 131 21 21
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 179 138 22 141
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 177 152 23 9
SPIRIVA 176 166 24 54
SINGULAIR 167 140 25 62
NIFEDIPINE ER 164 162 26 48
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 164 139 26 105
PREDNISONE 156 127 28 52
SYMBICORT 150 142 29 120
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 148 123 S2 30 101
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 136 125 31 18
ATENOLOL 133 117 32 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 133 116 32 14
TRAMADOL HCL 133 129 32 40
SERTRALINE HCL 128 114 35 30
NAMENDA 126 126 36 47
DONEPEZIL HCL 123 123 37 28
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 121 97 38 125
CILOSTAZOL 112 100 39 206
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 109 92 R 40 76
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 103 82 41 123
SPIRONOLACTONE 101 85 42 88
JANUVIA 95 81 43 25
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 93 93 44 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 90 79 45 11
CLOPIDOGREL 90 79 45 26
PAROXETINE HCL 89 55 47 93
LIPITOR 85 81 48 51
ENDOCET 82 14 S2 49 246
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 80 68 50 75
GLIMEPIRIDE 78 53 51 37
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 78 58 51 94
PLAVIX 71 70 53 29
FAMOTIDINE 66 59 54 58
WARFARIN SODIUM 65 65 55 13
BYSTOLIC 64 44 56 96
VENTOLIN HFA 63 49 57 64
IBUPROFEN 62 48 58 72
VOLTAREN 60 55 59 97
MICARDIS 59 59 60 154
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 58 42 61 119
LANTUS 57 47 62 66
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 57 47 62 160
RANITIDINE HCL 57 57 62 36
ACTOS 56 56 65 85
NASONEX 56 46 65 178
DIOVAN 55 55 67 19
DIOVAN HCT 53 53 68 39
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 51 51 69 55
AZITHROMYCIN 51 41 69 42
LOVAZA 51 35 69 43
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.