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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,232Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 71 out of 5176

$1.38M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 129 out of 5176

551 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
76% 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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this specialty
in New York
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 551 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 551 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 19,606 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 30%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $69 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 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
OMEPRAZOLE 1,240 1,140 1 3
DONEPEZIL HCL 785 750 2 28
FUROSEMIDE 780 708 3 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 726 680 4 4
LISINOPRIL 643 577 5 5
SERTRALINE HCL 614 557 6 30
SIMVASTATIN 542 469 7 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 519 501 8 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 491 467 9 6
NAMENDA 476 465 10 47
CITALOPRAM HBR 436 393 11 31
WARFARIN SODIUM 398 352 12 13
MIRTAZAPINE 389 389 13 45
TRAMADOL HCL 387 365 14 40
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 377 373 15 99
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 349 322 16 11
RISPERIDONE 310 224 17 78
LANTUS 286 208 18 66
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 255 223 19 9
METFORMIN HCL 248 201 20 7
KLOR-CON M20 247 222 21 129
GABAPENTIN 221 168 22 21
TAMIFLU 215 201 23 231
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 214 202 24 75
MELOXICAM 209 189 25 53
TAMSULOSIN HCL 204 190 26 20
NOVOLOG 204 141 26 168
ATENOLOL 195 173 28 12
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 195 169 28 74
CYMBALTA 172 148 30 90
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 165 152 31 18
DIGOXIN 151 147 32 56
LEVOFLOXACIN 142 138 33 109
TRAZODONE HCL 141 122 34 71
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 139 125 35 44
KETOCONAZOLE 138 92 36 233
ALLOPURINOL 136 113 37 41
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 130 123 38 14
DIOVAN 130 114 38 19
LEVETIRACETAM 130 93 38 92
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 129 85 S3 41 27
LEVEMIR 129 98 41 252
CLOPIDOGREL 128 104 43 26
SPIRIVA 126 117 44 54
CARVEDILOL 123 99 45 24
PREDNISONE 122 118 46 52
CEPHALEXIN 122 111 46 189
LIDODERM 119 116 48 59
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 116 101 49 61
GLIMEPIRIDE 114 90 50 37
SPIRONOLACTONE 113 113 51 88
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 112 95 52 34
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 112 100 52 204
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 111 103 54 38
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 108 107 55 138
CEFTRIAXONE 105 99 56 338
AZITHROMYCIN 104 96 57 42
CRESTOR 104 86 57 15
NEXIUM 99 70 59 16
FINASTERIDE 98 97 60 69
LIDOCAINE HCL 96 91 61 325
BACLOFEN 93 69 62 173
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 92 92 63 98
ROPINIROLE HCL 89 79 64 208
SEROQUEL 89 87 64 166
KLOR-CON M10 88 75 66 248
PLAVIX 87 74 67 29
DESONIDE 85 73 68 439
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 81 50 69 17
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 78 78 70 149
LIPITOR 76 60 71 51
ADVAIR DISKUS 75 75 72 32
EXELON 72 72 73 162
COMBIVENT 70 68 74 156
JANUVIA 70 65 74 25
TRANSDERM-SCOP 69 43 76 453
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 66 38 77 23
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 65 42 78 55
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65 64 78 10
PAROXETINE HCL 63 59 80 93
RANITIDINE HCL 62 60 81 36
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 62 52 81 89
LABETALOL HCL 61 49 83 114
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 60 41 84 186
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58 33 85 49
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 58 58 85 119
LATANOPROST 57 57 87 185
FLUOXETINE HCL 56 43 88 132
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 55 51 89 142
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 54 52 90 181
SYMBICORT 54 53 90 120
NITROFURANTOIN 51 50 92 343
RIVASTIGMINE 51 51 92 364
METFORMIN HCL ER 51 46 92 57
BUSPIRONE HCL 50 50 95 183
GLYBURIDE 50 43 R 95 67
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. 7, 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.