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Prescriber Checkup

MARIA DIAZ MD

MMG - UNIVERSITY AVENUE 105 WEST 188TH STREET

Bronx | New York | 10468

(718) 563-0757

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,532Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 55 out of 5176

$1.29M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 145 out of 5176

518 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74%Patients 65 Years and Older
94% 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 518 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 518 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 18,124 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

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $69 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

45 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
SIMVASTATIN 1,614 1,336 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 1,087 780 2 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 842 703 3 2
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 701 638 4 18
METFORMIN HCL 671 528 5 7
LISINOPRIL 587 480 6 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 558 437 7 10
RANITIDINE HCL 457 353 8 36
JANUVIA 450 372 9 25
ATENOLOL 428 368 10 12
SERTRALINE HCL 425 336 11 30
DIOVAN 394 371 12 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 365 252 13 17
CRESTOR 357 261 14 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 340 305 15 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 331 264 16 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 330 255 17 4
FUROSEMIDE 328 315 18 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 318 286 19 6
NABUMETONE 277 223 20 217
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 277 234 20 9
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 255 158 22 38
TRAMADOL HCL 236 176 23 40
ACTOS 229 201 24 85
GLIMEPIRIDE 213 167 25 37
JANUMET 207 136 26 77
PROAIR HFA 205 130 27 60
NAPROXEN 201 103 28 95
NIFEDIPINE ER 199 185 29 48
IBUPROFEN 198 118 30 72
VENTOLIN HFA 197 106 31 64
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 194 179 32 116
MECLIZINE HCL 191 129 33 81
DIOVAN HCT 191 159 33 39
AMMONIUM LACTATE 189 152 35 91
GABAPENTIN 180 99 36 21
NEXIUM 179 136 37 16
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 177 133 38 49
ZETIA 174 153 39 68
GLYBURIDE 167 158 R 40 67
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 163 113 41 35
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 162 150 42 44
CELEBREX 159 126 43 80
FAMOTIDINE 153 133 44 58
CLOPIDOGREL 140 126 45 26
VERAPAMIL ER 140 104 45 155
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 137 87 47 61
PAROXETINE HCL 125 79 48 93
DONEPEZIL HCL 124 117 49 28
SINGULAIR 122 77 50 62
PLAVIX 119 105 51 29
MELOXICAM 109 77 52 53
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 99 71 53 70
CARVEDILOL 98 96 54 24
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 97 42 R 55 143
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 96 65 R 56 76
LANSOPRAZOLE 95 68 57 113
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 95 80 57 74
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 94 81 59 119
SPIRIVA 90 84 60 54
TAMSULOSIN HCL 90 77 60 20
VOLTAREN 86 73 62 97
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 86 49 62 94
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 85 72 64 125
SINGLE USE SWAB 84 55 65 108
LANTUS 84 64 65 66
PATANOL 82 60 67 158
AZITHROMYCIN 82 57 67 42
MIRTAZAPINE 76 37 69 45
ADVAIR DISKUS 76 45 69 32
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 74 69 R 71 237
FLUOXETINE HCL 74 65 71 132
ALCOHOL SWABS 74 41 71 115
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 73 59 74 55
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 67 37 S2 75 101
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 67 53 75 160
LOVASTATIN 65 59 77 46
WARFARIN SODIUM 65 57 77 13
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 60 27 79 123
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 59 59 80 22
LOVAZA 58 33 81 43
VYTORIN 56 32 82 152
GEMFIBROZIL 55 27 83 139
SPIRONOLACTONE 55 53 83 88
PREDNISONE 54 30 85 52
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 53 28 86 196
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 52 37 87 200
HYDROCORTISONE 52 33 87 265
NYSTATIN 51 39 89 168
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.