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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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32,824Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 5176

$1.59M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 95 out of 5176

939 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%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
Higher avg Average for
this specialty
in New York
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

1% of this provider’s 939 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 27,316 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

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $69 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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 2,358 2,044 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 1,993 1,695 2 1
METFORMIN HCL 1,458 1,089 3 7
LISINOPRIL 1,420 1,198 4 5
OMEPRAZOLE 1,088 902 5 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 888 756 6 10
ATENOLOL 861 732 7 12
CRESTOR 790 618 8 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 774 667 9 11
GLIPIZIDE XL 536 421 10 10 83
DIOVAN 509 392 11 19
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 492 471 12 18
ACTOS 481 386 13 85
GLIPIZIDE ER 467 383 10 14 117
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 465 391 15 4
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 462 390 16 49
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 424 378 17 9
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 406 341 18 35
DIOVAN HCT 390 365 19 39
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 373 271 20 22
FUROSEMIDE 355 297 21 8
JANUVIA 353 284 22 25
NIFEDIPINE ER 339 289 23 48
NEXIUM 338 240 24 16
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 336 303 25 86
TRAZODONE HCL 317 288 26 71
MECLIZINE HCL 310 266 27 81
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 305 261 28 116
SULINDAC 301 252 29 397
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 301 258 29 14
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 301 230 29 38
CHLORTHALIDONE 281 270 32 122
TAMSULOSIN HCL 258 218 33 20
CARVEDILOL 258 232 33 24
LOVASTATIN 252 219 35 46
CLOPIDOGREL 245 210 36 26
NIFEDICAL XL 240 222 10 37 174
NABUMETONE 233 151 38 217
ZETIA 229 167 39 68
GLYBURIDE 228 209 R 40 67
RANITIDINE HCL 215 139 41 36
RAMIPRIL 193 181 42 50
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 188 150 R 43 76
AMMONIUM LACTATE 181 151 44 91
PLAVIX 175 147 45 29
GABAPENTIN 170 154 46 21
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 169 149 47 6
MELOXICAM 164 111 48 53
LANTUS 161 129 49 66
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 160 134 R 50 237
IBUPROFEN 159 101 51 72
DONEPEZIL HCL 143 139 52 28
TRAMADOL HCL 143 112 52 40
ADVAIR DISKUS 141 92 54 32
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 137 116 55 44
LIPITOR 137 124 55 51
WARFARIN SODIUM 134 111 57 13
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 130 113 58 160
AZITHROMYCIN 128 99 59 42
CLONIDINE HCL 124 124 60 79
INSULIN SYRINGE 122 98 61 137
NAPROXEN 119 93 62 95
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 118 114 63 74
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 114 105 64 70
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 112 94 65 84
SPIRIVA 111 89 66 54
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 110 90 67 94
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 107 100 68 55
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 106 84 69 198
TERAZOSIN HCL 106 83 69 158
SINGLE USE SWAB 101 87 71 108
BUSPIRONE HCL 98 83 72 183
VOLTAREN 94 84 73 97
VYTORIN 93 93 74 152
VENTOLIN HFA 88 60 75 64
BYSTOLIC 87 65 76 96
PROCTOZONE-HC 87 81 76 171
NAMENDA 86 86 78 47
SINGULAIR 85 59 79 62
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 84 57 80 119
DESOXIMETASONE 83 60 81 278
LOVAZA 82 29 82 43
CELEBREX 81 75 83 80
PRANDIN 78 65 84 150
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 74 69 85 161
DIGOXIN 73 54 86 56
HUMULIN N 73 64 86 322
ALCOHOL SWABS 72 47 88 115
AGGRENOX 72 59 88 235
EVISTA 71 71 90 65
VERAPAMIL ER 71 71 90 155
GLIMEPIRIDE 67 53 92 37
TEKTURNA HCT 66 54 93 436
MICARDIS 66 54 93 154
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 65 65 95 98
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 64 56 96 136
SERTRALINE HCL 61 59 97 30
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58 55 98 292
SOLARAZE 56 47 99 157
PATANOL 55 44 100 158
PROCTOSOL-HC 54 27 101 489
TEKTURNA 53 51 102 255
PROAIR HFA 50 34 103 60
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 Sept. 1, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.