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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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32,366Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 18 out of 5176

$3M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 5176

540 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%Patients 65 Years and Older
98% 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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 540 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 30,865 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

59% 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

60 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
CRESTOR 1,706 1,646 10 1 15
NEXIUM 901 890 2 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 843 814 3 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 746 716 4 2
CARVEDILOL 668 636 5 24
SYNTHROID 639 606 6 33
DIOVAN HCT 627 582 7 39
SIMVASTATIN 588 557 8 1
PLAVIX 551 528 9 29
FUROSEMIDE 521 509 10 8
LOVAZA 504 449 11 43
ZETIA 464 437 12 68
BENICAR HCT 446 435 10 13 110
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 423 420 14 44
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 403 368 15 6
JANUMET 390 323 16 77
DIOVAN 387 383 17 19
OMEPRAZOLE 386 351 18 3
JANUVIA 365 361 19 25
GLIMEPIRIDE 363 310 20 37
CLOPIDOGREL 355 344 21 26
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 346 345 22 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 333 315 23 9
BYSTOLIC 319 318 24 96
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 305 269 25 23
TRILIPIX 302 290 26 187
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 300 247 27 10
RAMIPRIL 280 267 28 50
ONGLYZA 280 267 28 153
COUMADIN 265 265 30 112
TAMSULOSIN HCL 264 264 31 20
DEXILANT 258 249 32 118
NAMENDA 247 247 33 47
DONEPEZIL HCL 247 247 33 28
LIPITOR 245 237 35 51
ATELVIA 240 215 36 146
BENICAR 239 221 37 100
CLONIDINE HCL 233 233 38 79
VYTORIN 230 223 39 152
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 224 213 40 35
VOLTAREN 218 218 41 97
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 205 188 42 4
ALCOHOL SWABS 203 190 43 115
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 203 203 43 149
VESICARE 202 197 45 210
CILOSTAZOL 196 184 46 206
MELOXICAM 194 188 47 53
ACTONEL 192 192 48 134
HYDRALAZINE HCL 189 182 49 73
MICARDIS HCT 187 175 50 180
LIDODERM 186 185 51 59
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 185 150 52 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 184 184 53 55
LISINOPRIL 181 162 54 5
CREON 180 176 55 111
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 180 155 55 14
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 176 176 R 57 76
SINGULAIR 174 174 58 62
FAMOTIDINE 171 166 59 58
AZOR 167 158 60 194
DIGOXIN 165 153 61 56
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 150 130 62 70
MECLIZINE HCL 149 145 63 81
RANITIDINE HCL 149 149 63 36
ALLOPURINOL 148 135 65 41
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 146 136 66 18
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 146 146 66 89
SINGLE USE SWAB 145 145 68 108
AGGRENOX 145 145 68 235
EXELON 144 144 70 162
TRICOR 144 143 70 148
METFORMIN HCL ER 142 138 72 57
GLIPIZIDE XL 134 130 73 83
METFORMIN HCL 133 129 74 7
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 133 133 74 116
NISOLDIPINE 131 131 10 76 368
AMITIZA 128 123 77 197
ATENOLOL 126 116 78 12
RANEXA 124 124 79 167
AVODART 124 124 79 107
PRADAXA 119 106 81 192
LABETALOL HCL 118 116 82 114
CELEBREX 116 111 83 80
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 116 116 83 61
GABAPENTIN 115 111 85 21
LUNESTA 111 111 86 242
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 107 105 87 34
PEN NEEDLE 107 106 87 144
ADVAIR DISKUS 106 106 89 32
LIDOCAINE 106 103 89 179
LEXAPRO 105 105 91 193
EVISTA 101 90 92 65
AZITHROMYCIN 99 91 93 42
PROAIR HFA 97 86 94 60
CYMBALTA 94 90 95 90
BONIVA 89 89 96 236
SERTRALINE HCL 88 88 97 30
PRANDIN 87 87 98 150
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 87 78 98 290
AMMONIUM LACTATE 83 81 100 91
PROCTOZONE-HC 81 79 101 171
TRAMADOL HCL 80 73 102 40
TOPROL XL 80 80 102 227
ACTOPLUS MET 74 74 104 268
EXFORGE 74 69 104 126
ENABLEX 69 69 106 284
LANSOPRAZOLE 68 68 107 113
LYRICA 67 61 108 133
COREG CR 67 64 108 275
MICARDIS 66 45 110 154
SPIRIVA 65 64 111 54
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 63 63 112 123
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 63 63 112 211
DETROL LA 62 62 114 249
DALIRESP 62 62 114 466
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 61 53 116 38
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 61 61 116 119
SPIRONOLACTONE 60 60 118 88
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 60 54 S3 118 27
CLONIDINE 59 59 120 295
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 59 59 120 186
NITROSTAT 57 57 122 205
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 57 57 122 86
LEVOXYL 56 33 124 238
METHIMAZOLE 56 56 124 331
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 55 55 126 366
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 55 49 126 381
ACTOS 55 55 126 85
WARFARIN SODIUM 55 55 126 13
VICTOZA 3-PAK 55 41 126 322
DICYCLOMINE HCL 52 51 131 224
GLIPIZIDE ER 51 51 132 117
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 51 51 132 74
INSULIN SYRINGE 51 49 132 137
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50 50 135 212
SYMBICORT 50 50 135 120
PROPRANOLOL HCL 50 47 135 199
BUSPIRONE HCL 50 50 135 183
BYETTA 50 50 135 361
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 50 48 135 135
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 Feb. 21, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.