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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,430Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 48 out of 5176

$2.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 46 out of 5176

398 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

8% of this provider’s 398 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 23,326 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

58% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 30%.

Prescription Price

$87 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $69 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

61 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 1,116 1,096 1 15
SYNTHROID 820 784 2 33
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 780 742 3 6
NEXIUM 712 670 4 16
PLAVIX 706 689 5 29
DIOVAN 653 625 6 19
DIOVAN HCT 558 555 7 39
BENICAR 467 465 8 100
FUROSEMIDE 436 423 9 8
JANUMET 413 395 10 77
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 384 362 11 11
DEXILANT 371 371 12 118
SIMVASTATIN 368 342 13 1
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 355 348 14 17
BENICAR HCT 330 318 15 110
ATENOLOL 327 309 16 12
CARVEDILOL 325 325 17 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 322 306 18 20
GLIMEPIRIDE 319 281 19 37
METFORMIN HCL ER 294 285 20 57
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 290 289 21 2
BYSTOLIC 283 268 22 96
METFORMIN HCL 282 264 23 7
CLONIDINE HCL 281 279 24 79
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 269 251 25 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 254 218 26 14
LOVAZA 250 238 27 43
OMEPRAZOLE 240 228 28 3
COUMADIN 236 231 29 112
CLOPIDOGREL 230 217 30 26
LIPITOR 200 197 31 51
FAMOTIDINE 199 196 32 58
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 198 190 33 35
AVODART 186 169 34 107
CREON 185 172 35 111
LANSOPRAZOLE 174 148 36 113
SPIRIVA 174 171 36 54
ALLOPURINOL 171 171 38 41
LIDODERM 171 170 38 59
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 160 152 40 55
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 149 149 41 89
ADVAIR DISKUS 148 135 42 32
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 145 132 R 43 76
LEVOXYL 144 144 44 238
HYDRALAZINE HCL 141 141 45 73
MECLIZINE HCL 140 140 46 81
TOPROL XL 134 134 47 227
ATELVIA 132 121 48 146
PRADAXA 132 132 48 192
DIGOXIN 131 122 50 56
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 126 125 51 34
NAMENDA 126 126 51 47
VESICARE 121 121 53 210
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 121 113 53 61
SPIRONOLACTONE 120 120 55 88
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 115 115 56 18
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 114 114 57 44
GABAPENTIN 112 104 58 21
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 109 102 59 22
MICARDIS 104 100 60 154
VOLTAREN 95 91 61 97
ACTONEL 94 74 62 134
ONGLYZA 94 93 62 153
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 93 74 64 70
JANUVIA 91 91 65 25
EXFORGE 91 57 65 126
SINGLE USE SWAB 87 74 67 108
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 85 85 68 211
PROCTOZONE-HC 85 84 68 171
METHIMAZOLE 83 83 70 331
BONIVA 81 81 71 236
PROAIR HFA 81 81 71 60
SERTRALINE HCL 80 80 73 30
AMMONIUM LACTATE 78 73 74 91
PAROXETINE HCL 78 69 74 93
CELEBREX 78 68 74 80
GLIPIZIDE XL 77 77 77 83
TRAMADOL HCL 77 77 77 40
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 76 76 79 74
FINASTERIDE 76 76 79 69
AZITHROMYCIN 74 68 81 42
AZOR 74 74 81 194
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 73 73 83 149
SINGULAIR 72 72 84 62
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 71 71 85 116
RANITIDINE HCL 71 68 85 36
CILOSTAZOL 69 69 87 206
GLIPIZIDE ER 68 68 88 117
MICARDIS HCT 67 61 89 180
AMIODARONE HCL 66 66 90 281
ALCOHOL SWABS 65 56 91 115
ACTOS 65 65 91 85
LEXAPRO 65 65 91 193
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64 46 94 10
NASONEX 62 61 95 178
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 62 62 95 86
ZETIA 59 59 97 68
TEKTURNA 59 51 97 255
ULORIC 58 58 99 280
RAMIPRIL 55 55 100 50
RISPERIDONE 55 55 100 78
DETROL LA 55 55 100 249
LIVALO 54 54 103 433
ADVAIR HFA 54 46 103 330
NIFEDIPINE ER 53 53 105 48
CYMBALTA 53 40 105 90
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 53 49 105 94
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 52 33 108 200
GLUMETZA 52 52 108 710
PEN NEEDLE 52 33 108 144
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 50 49 S3 111 127
MIRTAZAPINE 50 50 111 45
INSULIN SYRINGE 50 50 111 137
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 50 45 111 4
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.