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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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48,916Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 5176

$2.97M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 5176

1,274 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
95% 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

11% of this provider’s 1,274 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 1,274 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 40,455 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,964 1,758 1 4
FUROSEMIDE 1,732 1,522 2 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,730 1,526 3 6
SIMVASTATIN 1,603 1,248 4 1
LISINOPRIL 1,555 1,308 5 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,269 1,134 6 2
SERTRALINE HCL 1,244 996 7 30
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,116 1,074 8 28
CITALOPRAM HBR 1,050 870 9 31
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,003 836 10 13
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 816 726 11 75
MIRTAZAPINE 759 695 12 45
GABAPENTIN 735 525 13 21
CYMBALTA 705 494 14 90
RISPERIDONE 691 567 15 78
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 623 532 16 34
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 590 485 17 104
NAMENDA 564 564 18 47
OMEPRAZOLE 525 446 19 3
TAMSULOSIN HCL 520 449 20 20
METFORMIN HCL 492 421 21 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 433 408 22 11
CLOPIDOGREL 426 338 23 26
LANTUS 424 305 24 66
PREDNISONE 424 372 24 52
TAMIFLU 423 335 10 26 231
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 394 369 27 138
ATENOLOL 383 374 28 12
CARVEDILOL 379 318 29 24
RANITIDINE HCL 376 284 30 36
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 376 348 30 14
TRAMADOL HCL 364 307 32 40
TRAZODONE HCL 362 295 33 71
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 351 347 34 98
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 342 274 S3 35 27
LEVETIRACETAM 335 236 36 92
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 330 305 37 74
LEVEMIR 329 235 38 252
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 328 281 39 10
PLAVIX 293 255 40 29
SPIRIVA 292 247 41 54
CEPHALEXIN 291 250 42 189
SEROQUEL 272 246 43 166
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 257 246 44 149
CLONIDINE HCL 255 213 45 79
EXELON 253 252 46 162
SPIRONOLACTONE 252 190 47 88
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 251 224 48 44
ADVAIR DISKUS 245 210 49 32
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 234 206 50 99
BACLOFEN 232 47 51 173
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 230 192 52 204
HYDRALAZINE HCL 226 163 53 73
NYSTATIN 217 156 54 168
LACTULOSE 208 141 55 87
HALOPERIDOL 198 163 56 145
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 193 179 57 119
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 191 160 58 181
NOVOLOG 190 100 59 168
DIGOXIN 189 172 60 56
ABILIFY 183 170 61 273
TRAVATAN Z 181 156 62 234
GLIPIZIDE 178 159 63 63
FINASTERIDE 174 173 64 69
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 170 143 65 84
NOVOLIN R 169 126 66 191
PAROXETINE HCL 168 150 67 93
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 165 117 R 68 201
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 161 111 69 176
HYDROXYZINE HCL 161 115 R 69 213
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 159 112 71 232
AZITHROMYCIN 159 140 71 42
BUSPIRONE HCL 158 127 73 183
SANTYL 156 111 74 124
FAMOTIDINE 156 88 74 58
ALLOPURINOL 152 152 76 41
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 147 116 77 61
OLANZAPINE 146 144 78 140
MEGESTROL ACETATE 139 132 R 79 263
KLOR-CON M20 139 113 79 129
AMMONIUM LACTATE 134 114 81 91
CARBAMAZEPINE 131 76 82 302
LEVOFLOXACIN 130 114 83 109
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 126 59 84 270
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 125 92 85 9
DIOVAN 124 112 86 19
TORSEMIDE 123 88 87 184
TIZANIDINE HCL 123 48 87 326
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 122 83 89 23
ROPINIROLE HCL 120 87 90 208
BUDESONIDE 115 94 91 380
LATANOPROST 114 102 92 185
FENOFIBRATE 114 90 92 102
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 113 90 94 239
VENLAFAXINE HCL 110 90 95 309
CEFTRIAXONE 109 92 96 338
SEROQUEL XR 108 79 97 398
HUMULIN R 107 92 98 347
RANEXA 106 98 99 167
FLUOXETINE HCL 101 68 100 132
SYMBICORT 100 78 101 120
TRANSDERM-SCOP 99 44 102 453
COMBIVENT 99 88 102 156
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 99 70 102 227
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 97 86 105 247
JANUVIA 97 75 105 25
NOVOLIN N 96 87 107 304
KLOR-CON M10 95 95 108 248
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 95 95 108 244
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 95 76 108 125
NYSTOP 94 86 111 283
CLONIDINE 93 66 112 295
PRIMIDONE 92 80 113 425
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 90 87 114 89
FENTANYL 90 77 S2 114 172
AMIODARONE HCL 89 84 116 281
RENVELA 89 62 116 300
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 87 68 118 141
MORPHINE SULFATE 86 82 S2 119 359
PERMETHRIN 85 79 120 355
LIDOCAINE HCL 85 66 120 325
CALCITONIN-SALMON 83 60 122 293
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 82 67 123 135
LIDODERM 82 67 123 59
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 82 75 123 350
NOVOLIN 70-30 80 49 126 287
METHOTREXATE 79 43 127 240
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 78 41 128 443
DILTIAZEM ER 78 72 128 277
RAMIPRIL 77 76 130 50
HYDROCORTISONE 77 42 130 265
ENULOSE 76 70 132 384
METOLAZONE 76 47 132 271
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 74 63 134 38
DILANTIN 74 62 134 403
LABETALOL HCL 74 55 134 114
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 72 52 R 137 143
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 71 47 138 18
NUEDEXTA 71 71 138 570
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 70 44 140 186
GLYBURIDE 69 66 R 141 67
SINGULAIR 68 60 142 62
HUMALOG 68 36 142 245
GLIPIZIDE ER 67 64 144 117
GLIMEPIRIDE 66 57 145 37
ONDANSETRON HCL 65 41 146 570
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 65 38 S2 146 101
VALPROIC ACID 64 39 148 195
NEXIUM 63 50 149 16
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 61 29 150 305
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 61 57 150 288
AGGRENOX 60 60 152 235
VENTOLIN HFA 60 53 152 64
AMOXICILLIN 59 55 154 163
LYRICA 59 44 154 133
KETOCONAZOLE 58 49 156 233
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 57 57 157 374
TOPIRAMATE 57 43 157 314
RIVASTIGMINE 56 55 159 364
OXCARBAZEPINE 55 47 160 379
ARANESP 55 54 160 442
MELOXICAM 55 55 160 53
CALCIUM ACETATE 55 27 160 336
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 54 29 164 196
SUCRALFATE 54 52 164 303
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 54 43 164 70
CHOLESTYRAMINE 53 49 167 570
GENERLAC 51 47 168 506
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 50 50 169 363
PROPRANOLOL HCL 50 19 169 199
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.