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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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46,714Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 5176

$4.35M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 5176

1,477 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
97% 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

1% of this provider’s 1,477 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 1,477 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 42,636 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

48% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 30%.

Prescription Price

$93 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $69 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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
EVISTA 2,626 2,366 10 1 65
SIMVASTATIN 2,056 1,825 2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,988 1,851 3 2
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 1,916 1,861 10 4 18
OMEPRAZOLE 925 793 5 3
NEXIUM 888 772 6 16
CRESTOR 806 750 7 15
LIDODERM 800 721 8 59
METFORMIN HCL 797 709 9 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 790 690 10 14
MECLIZINE HCL 761 700 10 11 81
PLAVIX 724 698 12 29
TAMSULOSIN HCL 699 675 13 20
CLOPIDOGREL 646 622 14 26
FORTEO 587 574 10 15 264
FENOFIBRATE 575 544 16 102
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 560 483 17 38
DIOVAN 517 476 18 19
ATENOLOL 510 410 19 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 510 489 19 11
FINASTERIDE 506 482 21 69
LOVAZA 506 425 21 43
MELOXICAM 488 429 23 53
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 472 420 R 24 76
SYNTHROID 471 431 25 33
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 468 442 26 9
AVODART 461 461 27 107
ZETIA 447 417 28 68
JANUVIA 435 382 29 25
ACTOS 423 372 30 85
LIDOCAINE 414 369 10 31 179
VOLTAREN 403 365 32 97
SINGULAIR 387 384 33 62
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 354 321 34 6
LISINOPRIL 342 300 35 5
AZITHROMYCIN 335 295 36 42
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 332 324 37 35
SPIRIVA 307 304 38 54
ACTONEL 306 287 39 134
FLUOCINONIDE 301 279 40 165
ALLOPURINOL 288 249 41 41
ATELVIA 285 250 42 146
AMMONIUM LACTATE 277 257 43 91
PROMETHAZINE HCL 275 220 R 44 221
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 274 242 45 125
COMBIVENT 273 272 46 156
AMOXICILLIN 272 238 47 163
CELEBREX 266 243 48 80
CARVEDILOL 262 252 49 24
CROMOLYN SODIUM 259 241 10 50 332
WELCHOL 244 209 51 230
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 236 198 52 141
ADVAIR DISKUS 236 218 52 32
EXELON 235 235 54 162
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 230 202 55 17
SINGLE USE SWAB 227 188 56 108
NIASPAN 224 205 57 175
PATADAY 222 195 58 220
DIOVAN HCT 212 204 59 39
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 212 197 59 22
FLECTOR 212 204 59 282
TRILIPIX 208 189 62 187
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 207 191 63 23
FAMOTIDINE 200 188 64 58
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 197 180 65 55
GLYBURIDE 195 170 R 66 67
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 191 189 67 211
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 190 167 68 10
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 188 185 69 123
BENICAR 187 178 70 100
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 182 146 71 4
ACTOPLUS MET 177 177 72 268
TRICOR 176 153 73 148
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 171 153 74 202
ACARBOSE 165 160 75 223
MUPIROCIN 163 136 76 182
PATANOL 162 146 77 158
DONEPEZIL HCL 159 151 78 28
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 155 133 R 79 237
BONIVA 149 148 80 236
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 144 140 81 103
LIPITOR 142 138 82 51
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 138 124 83 130
GLIMEPIRIDE 137 110 84 37
AZELASTINE HCL 137 113 84 267
PROAIR HFA 135 126 86 60
FUROSEMIDE 133 124 87 8
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 131 128 88 86
BYSTOLIC 125 124 89 96
GABAPENTIN 123 104 90 21
VIREAD 123 82 90 250
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 121 110 92 94
TETANUS DIPHTHERIA TOXOIDS 121 108 10 92 580
LEVOFLOXACIN 120 115 94 109
CYMBALTA 120 111 94 90
UNIFINE PENTIPS 119 111 96 261
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 113 110 97 34
LOPERAMIDE 113 101 97 329
NAMENDA 111 111 99 47
MICARDIS 111 96 99 154
GLIPIZIDE XL 110 108 101 83
PROCTOZONE-HC 109 101 102 171
AZOR 108 108 103 194
COLCRYS 101 101 104 170
VENTOLIN HFA 101 87 104 64
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 100 91 106 119
VYTORIN 99 99 107 152
RANITIDINE HCL 98 81 108 36
NIFEDIPINE ER 98 98 108 48
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 97 97 110 44
SYMBICORT 96 92 111 120
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 95 84 112 176
TERAZOSIN HCL 88 88 113 158
WARFARIN SODIUM 86 80 114 13
ALCOHOL SWABS 85 75 115 115
PEN NEEDLE 82 79 116 144
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82 80 116 49
NASONEX 81 76 118 178
NATEGLINIDE 78 65 119 272
VESICARE 78 66 119 210
CILOSTAZOL 78 78 119 206
OYSTER SHELL CALCIUM W-VIT D 77 77 122 308
DESOXIMETASONE 76 62 123 278
BENAZEPRIL HCL 75 66 124 131
HYDROXYZINE HCL 74 64 R 125 213
JALYN 73 63 126 441
BENICAR HCT 72 66 127 110
MICARDIS HCT 72 69 127 180
JANUMET 71 53 129 77
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 71 62 129 84
EXFORGE 67 58 131 126
PIOGLITAZONE-METFORMIN 64 64 R 132 457
PRANDIN 64 60 132 150
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 64 61 132 61
COLESTIPOL HCL 62 60 135 564
LOVASTATIN 62 62 135 46
GEMFIBROZIL 59 59 137 139
TRAZODONE HCL 57 56 138 71
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55 47 139 164
ULORIC 54 49 140 280
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 54 41 140 116
ALFUZOSIN HCL 50 50 142 462
IBUPROFEN 50 46 142 72
AGGRENOX 50 50 142 235
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.