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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,048Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 166 out of 5176

$956K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 294 out of 5176

320 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94%Patients 65 Years and Older
91% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 320 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 320 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 16,427 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 30%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $69 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

53 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
WARFARIN SODIUM 878 878 1 13
FUROSEMIDE 742 739 2 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 671 659 3 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 628 609 4 2
SIMVASTATIN 526 502 5 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 512 509 6 34
OMEPRAZOLE 469 458 7 3
SERTRALINE HCL 435 424 8 30
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 393 392 9 6
MIRTAZAPINE 300 299 10 45
TRAZODONE HCL 257 257 11 71
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 220 215 12 74
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 218 208 13 89
NAMENDA 185 185 14 47
CITALOPRAM HBR 185 161 14 31
NOVOLOG 170 163 16 168
DONEPEZIL HCL 168 168 17 28
LISINOPRIL 163 157 18 5
CEPHALEXIN 157 143 19 189
CLOPIDOGREL 144 141 20 26
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 140 140 21 75
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 137 137 22 9
ENULOSE 136 124 23 384
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 135 133 24 98
GABAPENTIN 130 127 25 21
BUDESONIDE 127 127 26 380
LANTUS 125 102 27 66
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 123 123 28 138
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 120 109 S3 29 27
SPIRONOLACTONE 119 119 30 88
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 119 118 30 99
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 119 118 30 11
ADVAIR DISKUS 114 114 33 32
BACLOFEN 113 87 34 173
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 108 105 35 84
RISPERIDONE 107 94 36 78
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 105 94 37 239
DIGOXIN 104 104 38 56
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 104 99 38 181
LACTULOSE 101 101 40 87
SPIRIVA 98 98 41 54
PREDNISONE 96 96 42 52
ALLOPURINOL 93 91 43 41
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 93 90 43 61
GLIPIZIDE 93 93 43 63
LEVETIRACETAM 92 89 46 92
KLOR-CON M10 90 90 47 248
CARVEDILOL 88 88 48 24
TRAMADOL HCL 84 84 49 40
FENOFIBRATE 84 73 49 102
HYDRALAZINE HCL 84 72 49 73
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 82 68 52 104
FAMOTIDINE 81 81 53 58
METFORMIN HCL 80 80 54 7
PLAVIX 76 75 55 29
ATENOLOL 75 75 56 12
PHENYTOIN 74 60 57 522
LIDODERM 74 66 57 59
JANUVIA 74 74 57 25
FINASTERIDE 72 71 60 69
METOLAZONE 72 72 60 271
TAMIFLU 72 72 60 231
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 71 58 63 232
FENTANYL 69 67 S2 64 172
HYDROXYZINE HCL 68 68 R 65 213
FLUOXETINE HCL 67 66 66 132
CLONIDINE 66 64 67 295
LEXAPRO 66 63 67 193
NYSTOP 66 64 67 283
CALCITONIN-SALMON 64 63 70 293
NYSTATIN 64 64 70 168
KLOR-CON M20 63 63 72 129
CYMBALTA 63 63 72 90
OLANZAPINE 62 49 74 140
PULMICORT 62 62 10 74 669
GENERLAC 60 49 76 506
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 60 60 76 346
NATEGLINIDE 60 60 76 272
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 59 59 79 443
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 58 56 80 44
AVELOX 58 58 80 352
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE 58 56 80 474
LOVAZA 56 44 83 43
PAROXETINE HCL 56 55 83 93
DOXEPIN HCL 56 56 83 354
SEROQUEL 55 53 86 166
TAMSULOSIN HCL 53 53 87 20
CEFTRIAXONE 53 48 87 338
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 52 51 S2 89 101
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 52 51 89 38
LIDOCAINE HCL 52 47 89 325
TRICOR 50 48 92 148
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.