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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,312Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 108 out of 5176

$1.18M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 177 out of 5176

764 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
86% 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

20% of this provider’s 764 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 764 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 16,249 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $69 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,303 1,092 1 13
FUROSEMIDE 761 706 2 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 644 578 3 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 549 489 4 6
LISINOPRIL 475 402 5 5
SIMVASTATIN 456 373 6 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 382 344 7 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 346 311 8 34
MIRTAZAPINE 340 314 9 45
LEVETIRACETAM 313 242 10 92
DONEPEZIL HCL 310 282 11 28
TRAZODONE HCL 299 244 12 71
NAMENDA 272 259 13 47
OMEPRAZOLE 247 186 14 3
CARVEDILOL 238 218 15 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 228 187 16 31
FAMOTIDINE 217 195 17 58
ADVAIR DISKUS 191 179 18 32
SERTRALINE HCL 184 162 19 30
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 183 139 20 10
GABAPENTIN 174 124 21 21
LEVOFLOXACIN 162 138 22 109
LANTUS 162 141 22 66
RISPERIDONE 156 135 24 78
PREDNISONE 155 122 25 52
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 152 120 S2 26 101
DIGOXIN 150 148 27 56
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 141 113 28 9
TAMSULOSIN HCL 137 115 29 20
OLANZAPINE 135 100 30 140
DIOVAN 132 132 31 19
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 132 113 31 181
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 129 114 33 61
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 125 107 34 75
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 123 115 35 142
CYMBALTA 122 90 36 90
MELOXICAM 119 102 37 53
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 119 92 37 141
SPIRIVA 118 98 39 54
LACTULOSE 116 81 40 87
METFORMIN HCL 115 106 41 7
LIDODERM 115 114 41 59
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 114 110 43 11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 112 112 44 98
COMBIVENT 110 67 45 156
BACLOFEN 108 39 46 173
ATENOLOL 107 95 47 12
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 103 59 48 17
OXYCODONE HCL 102 41 S2 49 121
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 102 102 49 44
TRAMADOL HCL 101 77 51 40
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 101 90 51 89
JANUVIA 100 99 53 25
SPIRONOLACTONE 99 92 54 88
CLOPIDOGREL 99 94 54 26
BUSPIRONE HCL 98 86 56 183
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 95 82 57 138
AZITHROMYCIN 90 72 58 42
ALLOPURINOL 88 88 59 41
PAROXETINE HCL 85 84 60 93
GLIMEPIRIDE 84 78 61 37
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 81 61 62 232
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 78 61 63 99
FENTANYL 76 59 S2 64 172
LANSOPRAZOLE 72 65 65 113
SEROQUEL 72 68 65 166
LEXAPRO 70 58 67 193
FINASTERIDE 69 69 68 69
CARAFATE 68 61 69 395
PLAVIX 68 66 69 29
CRESTOR 68 54 69 15
GLIPIZIDE 63 51 72 63
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 60 57 73 84
EXELON 59 59 74 162
FENOFIBRATE 59 57 74 102
CLONIDINE HCL 58 46 76 79
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 58 34 S3 76 27
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 57 31 78 363
LAMOTRIGINE 57 26 78 289
HALOPERIDOL 57 57 78 145
LYRICA 56 44 81 133
FLOVENT HFA 55 46 82 203
NYSTATIN 54 44 83 168
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 54 14 S2 83 258
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 54 49 83 23
VENTOLIN HFA 54 27 83 64
BUMETANIDE 53 53 87 209
HUMALOG 53 48 87 245
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 52 51 89 119
TRAVATAN Z 52 41 89 234
RANITIDINE HCL 51 46 91 36
NEXIUM 50 24 92 16
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 Sept. 30, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.