ProPublica

Journalism in the Public Interest

Cancel

Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

See Other Prescribers With This Specialty in This State »

32,124Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 2094

$2.15M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 2094

765 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66%Patients 65 Years and Older
85% 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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 765 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 765 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 23,590 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

30% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 32%.

Prescription Price

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


Another View

This chart shows a different comparison of all providers in this specialty based on their mix of drugs and volume. Providers are grouped by similarity; those least like their peers are farthest to the right. Hover over the bars to see names of other prescribers.

← Prescribers more like their peers Prescribers less like their peers →
KEY: How to read this
chart

Fewer Prescribers
More Prescribers

This Prescriber
Hover to see more prescribers

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.

Click to Filter by Category

Clear Filter


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
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 1,495 1,137 1 18
OMEPRAZOLE 1,018 720 2 4
FAMOTIDINE 777 620 3 34
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 656 521 4 2
MELOXICAM 640 532 5 49
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 548 418 6 9
FUROSEMIDE 522 436 7 6
SIMVASTATIN 484 439 8 1
METFORMIN HCL 473 377 9 8
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 453 384 10 25
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 445 377 11 17
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 404 282 12 52
CLOPIDOGREL 383 353 13 22
CRESTOR 381 295 14 15
LISINOPRIL 377 285 15 7
ADVAIR DISKUS 373 266 16 36
PROAIR HFA 371 186 17 45
JANUVIA 361 277 18 35
WARFARIN SODIUM 345 289 19 11
GLIMEPIRIDE 326 258 20 31
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 316 160 21 14
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 315 297 22 30
CEFUROXIME 313 212 23 137
DIOVAN 312 231 24 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 301 263 25 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 280 277 26 20
GABAPENTIN 276 213 27 23
PREDNISONE 271 173 28 54
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 270 238 R 29 94
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 266 181 30 3
MOMETASONE FUROATE 262 141 31 229
PLAVIX 256 225 32 38
NEXIUM 255 162 33 16
DIOVAN HCT 255 210 33 28
SPIRIVA 248 213 35 60
CARVEDILOL 246 191 36 19
RANITIDINE HCL 228 164 37 80
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 227 167 38 100
ATENOLOL 223 184 39 21
LACTULOSE 219 131 40 65
GLIPIZIDE XL 218 172 41 122
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 216 169 42 5
IBUPROFEN 207 80 43 73
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 204 139 S3 44 42
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 203 127 S2 45 40
FINASTERIDE 195 165 46 97
NAMENDA 189 182 47 32
SINGULAIR 188 117 48 64
HYDRALAZINE HCL 186 92 49 89
NAPROXEN 181 89 50 84
TAMSULOSIN HCL 176 126 51 29
AZITHROMYCIN 171 109 52 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 170 139 53 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 170 111 53 37
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 166 128 55 24
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 164 137 56 55
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 162 124 S3 57 129
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 159 118 58 91
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 158 106 59 58
VENTOLIN HFA 157 86 60 132
CLONIDINE HCL 153 67 61 62
AMMONIUM LACTATE 150 115 62 185
EVISTA 143 137 63 131
PROMETHAZINE HCL 143 87 R 63 184
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 142 96 65 81
LANTUS 136 76 66 66
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 130 102 67 41
MECLIZINE HCL 125 97 68 103
INSULIN SYRINGE 124 85 69 143
AVODART 123 92 70 163
MIRTAZAPINE 116 95 71 43
KETOCONAZOLE 115 79 72 196
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 112 62 73 128
DIGOXIN 111 104 74 51
NIFEDIPINE ER 111 107 74 96
PATANOL 110 69 76 198
LIDOCAINE 110 99 76 217
JANUMET 106 58 78 86
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 106 72 78 75
METOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105 85 10 80 327
ALLOPURINOL 104 75 81 50
ONGLYZA 102 87 82 134
VOLTAREN 101 77 83 109
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 100 73 84 138
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 99 65 85 141
AMOXICILLIN 99 59 85 147
LEVETIRACETAM 99 55 85 78
NABUMETONE 98 59 88 203
LOVAZA 98 67 88 53
LIDODERM 98 75 88 59
FENOFIBRATE 95 71 91 104
SERTRALINE HCL 95 51 91 26
TRICOR 94 71 93 99
CILOSTAZOL 93 88 94 204
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 93 77 94 87
COMBIVENT 86 76 96 211
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 86 75 96 220
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 85 53 98 46
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 83 68 99 120
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 83 57 99 110
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 83 51 99 158
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 83 79 99 247
SPIRONOLACTONE 82 76 103 93
GLIPIZIDE ER 81 74 104 126
PAROXETINE HCL 80 38 105 77
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 76 75 106 90
HUMULIN 70-30 75 60 107 279
INDAPAMIDE 75 49 107 310
MEGACE ES 75 66 R 107 301
ENDOCET 73 32 S2 110 88
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 73 25 110 168
EXELON 72 57 112 111
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70 53 113 148
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 70 13 R 113 115
VERAPAMIL ER 70 65 113 161
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 70 31 113 273
VESICARE 68 68 117 152
CYMBALTA 67 54 118 61
LYRICA 66 41 119 85
ZETIA 66 55 119 79
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 66 45 119 169
HYDROXYZINE HCL 66 39 R 119 232
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65 46 123 213
PROCTOZONE-HC 65 47 123 266
TRAMADOL HCL 64 41 125 33
METFORMIN HCL ER 59 39 126 67
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 59 40 126 176
CEPHALEXIN 58 36 128 201
ACTOS 58 43 128 112
TOBRAMYCIN-DEXAMETHASONE 58 43 128 491
CELEBREX 57 46 131 74
RISPERIDONE 57 40 131 56
MUPIROCIN 55 41 133 117
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 54 53 134 57
BENICAR 53 37 135 108
SURE COMFORT 52 26 136 518
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 52 21 136 107
MICARDIS HCT 51 28 138 266
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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to drugs@propublica.org and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to drugs@propublica.org.

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 Jan. 21, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.