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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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39,603Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 2094

$2.98M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 2094

1,345 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68%Patients 65 Years and Older
73% 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 Jersey
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 1,345 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 1,345 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 27,885 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 32%.

Prescription Price

$75 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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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 Jersey
SIMVASTATIN 1,118 930 1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,095 904 2 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,026 746 3 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 948 668 4 3
FUROSEMIDE 888 720 5 6
LISINOPRIL 765 574 6 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 725 638 7 10
OMEPRAZOLE 709 528 8 4
METFORMIN HCL 690 527 9 8
GABAPENTIN 674 421 10 23
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 537 310 S2 11 40
OXYCONTIN 493 155 S2 12 98
OXYCODONE HCL 492 169 S2 13 63
DONEPEZIL HCL 486 459 14 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 470 371 15 5
SERTRALINE HCL 443 348 16 26
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 423 308 17 24
CARVEDILOL 421 331 18 19
FAMOTIDINE 407 325 19 34
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 370 253 20 37
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 365 248 21 18
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 365 197 S3 21 42
RISPERIDONE 363 255 23 56
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 362 309 24 9
TRAZODONE HCL 354 229 25 72
CITALOPRAM HBR 332 267 26 47
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 328 242 27 12
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 322 163 S2 28 119
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 322 151 28 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 319 256 30 29
LANTUS 319 221 30 66
MIRTAZAPINE 317 234 32 43
NAMENDA 311 311 33 32
CLOPIDOGREL 300 268 34 22
ATENOLOL 292 239 35 21
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 291 226 36 46
FENTANYL 288 115 S2 37 68
BUSPIRONE HCL 284 242 38 159
LIDODERM 280 253 39 59
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 279 239 40 75
NEXIUM 277 148 41 16
LEVOFLOXACIN 277 189 41 70
HYDRALAZINE HCL 276 212 43 89
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 271 250 44 57
AZITHROMYCIN 256 135 45 27
DIOVAN 252 216 46 13
GLIPIZIDE 249 189 47 82
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 234 193 48 30
JANUVIA 230 163 49 35
TRAMADOL HCL 227 170 50 33
KLOR-CON M20 225 180 51 106
PLAVIX 223 201 52 38
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 209 174 53 138
ADVAIR DISKUS 209 109 53 36
ENDOCET 205 45 S2 55 88
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 205 170 55 17
PAROXETINE HCL 204 162 57 77
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 200 147 58 69
LEVETIRACETAM 197 129 59 78
CYMBALTA 195 76 60 61
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 193 108 61 71
PREDNISONE 189 123 62 54
IBUPROFEN 182 71 63 73
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 174 90 64 41
SANTYL 172 157 65 114
LACTULOSE 172 116 65 65
GLIMEPIRIDE 171 155 67 31
ALLOPURINOL 161 125 68 50
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 160 111 69 92
ABILIFY 160 85 69 165
PROAIR HFA 149 50 71 45
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 145 86 S3 72 129
SPIRIVA 144 101 73 60
FLUOXETINE HCL 143 77 74 139
RANITIDINE HCL 142 111 75 80
DIGOXIN 140 130 76 51
LYRICA 140 45 76 85
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 138 85 78 141
LATANOPROST 137 129 79 153
FINASTERIDE 133 133 80 97
RAMIPRIL 125 90 81 48
CRESTOR 122 95 82 15
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 120 86 83 182
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 117 117 84 102
LIPITOR 116 93 85 39
COMBIVENT 111 78 86 211
NOVOLOG 110 85 87 116
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 107 78 88 120
CLONIDINE HCL 106 94 89 62
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 106 83 89 25
ALPRAZOLAM 105 68 91 150
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 104 68 92 127
HUMALOG 103 54 93 164
KLOR-CON M10 103 77 93 190
TOPIRAMATE 100 0 95 199
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 99 69 96 81
NIFEDIPINE ER 98 85 97 96
FENOFIBRATE 96 82 98 104
CELEBREX 96 70 98 74
MELOXICAM 92 77 100 49
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 92 33 R 100 178
SPIRONOLACTONE 91 70 102 93
PRANDIN 90 77 103 125
GLYBURIDE 86 60 R 104 95
TRICOR 86 52 104 99
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 84 71 106 186
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 83 54 107 183
DILTIAZEM HCL 82 76 108 292
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 82 18 R 108 115
NOVOLIN R 80 77 110 214
NYSTATIN 80 52 110 167
AMOXICILLIN 79 34 112 147
DICYCLOMINE HCL 79 32 112 276
METOLAZONE 78 68 114 216
GLIPIZIDE ER 77 61 115 126
METRONIDAZOLE 77 49 115 290
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 77 45 115 107
SEROQUEL 77 37 115 172
BACLOFEN 76 13 119 166
KETOCONAZOLE 76 34 119 196
MUPIROCIN 75 57 121 117
DIOVAN HCT 73 67 122 28
AMIODARONE HCL 73 68 122 175
INSULIN SYRINGE 72 34 124 143
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 70 58 125 90
LOVAZA 70 45 125 53
HYDROXYZINE HCL 69 23 R 127 232
NOVOLIN 70-30 69 56 127 461
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 68 50 129 265
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 66 59 130 173
LAMOTRIGINE 66 18 130 177
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 66 57 130 110
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 66 58 130 243
ZETIA 65 57 134 79
LEXAPRO 65 43 134 180
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 65 0 S2 134 192
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 64 54 137 176
CARISOPRODOL 63 16 R 138 253
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 62 0 139 179
HYDROCORTISONE 62 36 139 268
NYSTOP 60 48 141 286
NITROFURANTOIN 60 38 141 317
RESTASIS 59 49 143 251
LOPERAMIDE 59 56 143 291
HUMULIN 70-30 58 46 145 279
VENTOLIN HFA 58 0 145 132
VESICARE 57 36 147 152
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57 41 147 55
VENLAFAXINE HCL 56 13 149 382
TRAVATAN Z 56 48 149 189
VALPROIC ACID 55 28 151 221
MIDODRINE HCL 55 19 151 372
SINGULAIR 55 25 151 64
OLANZAPINE 55 31 151 113
CILOSTAZOL 54 54 155 204
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 54 36 155 76
LANSOPRAZOLE 53 40 157 144
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53 40 157 52
AMITIZA 53 31 157 239
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 52 27 160 128
KLOR-CON 10 51 41 161 171
GEMFIBROZIL 50 18 162 223
LUMIGAN 50 40 162 321
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 Aug. 14, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.