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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,345Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 41 out of 5176

$1.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 214 out of 5176

633 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74%Patients 65 Years and Older
83% 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

2% of this provider’s 633 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 633 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 20,452 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 30%.

Prescription Price

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $69 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 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 1,395 1,118 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 1,315 1,004 2 3
LOVASTATIN 1,000 832 3 46
LISINOPRIL 846 591 4 5
METFORMIN HCL 775 634 5 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 751 587 6 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 737 621 7 6
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 672 486 8 17
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 523 396 10 9 198
NAPROXEN 521 402 10 95
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 490 386 11 49
ATENOLOL 468 422 12 12
MECLIZINE HCL 466 396 13 81
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 402 345 14 18
GABAPENTIN 377 279 15 21
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 371 278 16 94
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 351 300 17 35
PROAIR HFA 347 263 18 60
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 341 304 19 11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 337 252 20 38
GLIPIZIDE XL 334 283 21 83
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 334 261 21 10
IBUPROFEN 328 186 23 72
VENTOLIN HFA 327 188 24 64
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 305 264 25 4
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 256 214 R 26 76
RANITIDINE HCL 241 200 27 36
FUROSEMIDE 239 218 28 8
TAMSULOSIN HCL 235 210 29 20
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 229 169 30 55
TRAMADOL HCL 210 146 31 40
AMOXICILLIN 210 156 31 163
DONEPEZIL HCL 197 197 33 28
NIFEDIPINE ER 193 193 34 48
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 186 171 35 22
AMMONIUM LACTATE 185 174 36 91
AZITHROMYCIN 184 119 37 42
SINGULAIR 181 104 38 62
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 180 113 39 70
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 172 123 R 40 177
NABUMETONE 165 120 41 217
NEXIUM 165 111 41 16
GLIMEPIRIDE 164 162 43 37
SERTRALINE HCL 163 100 44 30
ADVAIR DISKUS 163 107 44 32
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 161 131 46 14
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 146 114 47 74
JANUVIA 145 114 48 25
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 143 104 49 9
METFORMIN HCL ER 139 103 50 57
PAROXETINE HCL 137 125 51 93
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 133 105 52 34
CRESTOR 131 101 53 15
DIOVAN 128 117 54 19
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 128 98 54 116
JANUMET 127 75 56 77
INSULIN SYRINGE 125 104 57 137
UNIFINE PENTIPS 124 76 58 261
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 123 111 59 160
CLOPIDOGREL 119 111 60 26
SINGLE USE SWAB 118 64 61 108
HYDROXYZINE HCL 117 45 R 62 213
ACTOS 116 98 63 85
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 110 77 S3 64 127
CARVEDILOL 109 97 65 24
CROMOLYN SODIUM 107 79 66 332
PLAVIX 106 77 67 29
MELOXICAM 96 86 68 53
LANTUS 95 93 69 66
DIOVAN HCT 93 87 70 39
DOXEPIN HCL 93 69 70 354
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85 85 72 212
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 85 58 72 84
ALCOHOL SWABS 81 73 74 115
HYDROCORTISONE VALERATE 80 56 75 319
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 78 70 76 125
HYDRALAZINE HCL 77 66 77 73
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 76 49 78 123
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE 70 52 79 260
PREDNISONE 70 33 79 52
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 68 68 81 119
GLIPIZIDE ER 66 62 82 117
COLCRYS 65 38 83 170
TRAZODONE HCL 64 18 84 71
LATANOPROST 62 59 85 185
SPIRIVA 60 60 86 54
HUMULIN 70-30 59 53 87 328
SPIRONOLACTONE 55 43 88 88
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 54 32 89 218
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 54 41 89 103
SURE COMFORT ALCOHOL 53 41 91 344
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 52 34 92 227
PROCTOSOL-HC 52 46 92 489
PROCTOZONE-HC 51 48 94 171
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 50 45 95 130
FAMOTIDINE 50 33 95 58
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 23, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.