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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,682Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 199 out of 5176

$1.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 257 out of 5176

473 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
75% 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

3% of this provider’s 473 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 473 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 13,918 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

39% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 30%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $69 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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 669 588 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 639 614 2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 592 528 3 3
FUROSEMIDE 592 556 3 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 433 394 5 11
METFORMIN HCL 390 321 6 7
CRESTOR 383 315 7 15
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 356 324 8 4
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 316 299 9 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 316 289 9 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 277 244 11 13
JANUVIA 247 188 12 25
ATENOLOL 244 230 13 12
NEXIUM 242 232 14 16
PLAVIX 238 227 15 29
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 221 201 16 22
LISINOPRIL 216 148 17 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 214 189 18 9
TAMSULOSIN HCL 200 200 19 20
CLOPIDOGREL 192 173 20 26
DONEPEZIL HCL 168 168 21 28
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 149 131 22 55
LIPITOR 149 141 22 51
CARVEDILOL 143 143 24 24
GLIMEPIRIDE 142 131 25 37
DIOVAN HCT 137 133 26 39
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 135 129 27 18
RAMIPRIL 135 123 27 50
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 132 120 29 44
PAROXETINE HCL 126 120 30 93
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 125 72 31 70
NAMENDA 124 124 32 47
DIGOXIN 124 121 32 56
CEPHALEXIN 123 104 34 189
ACTOS 122 89 35 85
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 112 76 36 23
SYNTHROID 107 105 37 33
DIOVAN 104 94 38 19
RIVASTIGMINE 102 101 39 364
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101 96 40 35
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 97 89 41 99
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 93 89 42 14
AZITHROMYCIN 91 70 43 42
CELEBREX 89 89 44 80
ADVAIR DISKUS 88 86 45 32
GLIPIZIDE ER 87 77 46 117
CITALOPRAM HBR 84 82 47 31
GLIPIZIDE 81 63 48 63
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE 80 74 49 260
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 79 79 50 89
SERTRALINE HCL 78 44 51 30
PROMETHAZINE HCL 74 63 R 52 221
UNIFINE PENTIPS 71 27 53 261
GLIPIZIDE XL 70 46 54 83
EVISTA 70 70 54 65
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 70 54 54 38
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 68 61 57 94
LIDODERM 67 67 58 59
BUSPIRONE HCL 67 54 58 183
CYMBALTA 66 53 60 90
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 66 66 60 103
SPIRONOLACTONE 64 64 62 88
SINGULAIR 63 60 63 62
METFORMIN HCL ER 62 52 64 57
ALLOPURINOL 61 61 65 41
MELOXICAM 61 50 65 53
PROAIR HFA 60 55 67 60
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 60 56 S3 67 27
FINASTERIDE 60 60 67 69
AMPICILLIN TRIHYDRATE 58 55 70 504
PREDNISONE 58 43 70 52
COUMADIN 57 57 72 112
COLCRYS 55 42 73 170
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 54 47 74 84
PRANDIN 54 54 74 150
LEVOFLOXACIN 53 40 76 109
LEXAPRO 53 53 76 193
LOVAZA 50 37 78 43
LANTUS 50 37 78 66
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 13, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.