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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,037Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 35 out of 5176

$1.99M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 54 out of 5176

555 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
98% 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

9% of this provider’s 555 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 24,348 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

50% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 30%.

Prescription Price

$73 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $69 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

49 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
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 886 839 1 11
NEXIUM 872 777 2 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 848 715 3 23
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 784 728 4 2
DIOVAN HCT 713 654 5 39
FUROSEMIDE 686 633 6 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 626 548 7 17
SYNTHROID 556 492 8 33
DIOVAN 507 454 9 19
ATENOLOL 495 428 10 12
PLAVIX 472 453 11 29
CRESTOR 450 430 12 15
GLIMEPIRIDE 425 413 13 37
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 413 385 14 9
LIDODERM 411 406 15 59
TRAMADOL HCL 401 324 16 40
CLOPIDOGREL 378 339 17 26
METFORMIN HCL 366 291 18 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 356 326 19 14
JANUVIA 355 332 20 25
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 352 284 21 6
SIMVASTATIN 349 319 22 1
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 340 307 23 35
OMEPRAZOLE 331 282 24 3
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 316 314 25 44
TAMSULOSIN HCL 314 300 26 20
GABAPENTIN 310 261 27 21
CREON 290 254 28 111
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 262 243 29 34
LOVAZA 262 249 29 43
COUMADIN 249 232 31 112
BENICAR HCT 247 234 32 110
CLONIDINE HCL 244 223 33 79
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 235 235 34 149
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 222 184 35 38
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 204 177 36 89
LIPITOR 203 199 37 51
EVISTA 195 170 38 65
ACTOS 192 182 39 85
CARVEDILOL 187 177 40 24
RANITIDINE HCL 187 170 40 36
AZITHROMYCIN 177 160 42 42
DIGOXIN 165 165 43 56
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 162 142 44 103
DONEPEZIL HCL 160 160 45 28
CELEBREX 155 131 46 80
TRICOR 152 140 47 148
DICYCLOMINE HCL 147 135 48 224
ADVAIR DISKUS 142 118 49 32
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142 134 49 10
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 139 119 51 18
MECLIZINE HCL 137 134 52 81
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 136 123 S3 53 27
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 133 132 54 74
PRADAXA 131 126 55 192
BENICAR 126 126 56 100
PROAIR HFA 126 96 56 60
ALLOPURINOL 120 115 58 41
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 119 119 59 55
NAMENDA 119 119 59 47
ZETIA 119 109 59 68
VOLTAREN 118 109 62 97
LEXAPRO 114 110 63 193
IBUPROFEN 108 76 64 72
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 106 89 65 86
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 102 86 66 22
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 102 102 66 202
MIRTAZAPINE 102 88 66 45
SINGULAIR 101 92 69 62
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 98 95 70 116
ALCOHOL SWABS 98 96 70 115
SOLARAZE 94 94 72 157
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 94 67 R 72 76
PROCTOZONE-HC 93 84 74 171
RAMIPRIL 92 89 75 50
LANTUS 91 58 76 66
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88 73 77 212
NITROSTAT 86 84 78 205
TEKTURNA 84 83 79 255
DETROL LA 81 69 80 249
GLIPIZIDE ER 80 80 81 117
ULORIC 78 77 82 280
AMMONIUM LACTATE 75 72 83 91
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 74 68 S3 84 127
TRAZODONE HCL 74 37 84 71
FINASTERIDE 73 60 86 69
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 72 47 87 119
MICARDIS HCT 72 58 87 180
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 72 58 87 94
EXFORGE 70 60 90 126
AVODART 70 70 90 107
CLOTRIMAZOLE 70 69 90 296
SPIRIVA 69 69 93 54
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 65 64 94 75
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65 54 94 292
MUPIROCIN 62 51 96 182
CYMBALTA 61 51 97 90
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 61 52 97 130
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 59 47 99 161
SPIRONOLACTONE 57 57 100 88
GLIPIZIDE XL 57 57 100 83
LANSOPRAZOLE 56 51 102 113
LIDOCAINE 56 54 102 179
DEXILANT 56 52 102 118
LISINOPRIL 55 54 105 5
SEROQUEL 55 51 105 166
QUINAPRIL HCL 55 54 105 82
JANUMET 55 55 105 77
SERTRALINE HCL 53 42 109 30
HYDROCORTISONE VALERATE 52 37 110 319
MICARDIS 51 38 111 154
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 9, 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.