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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,587Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 87 out of 5176

$1.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 211 out of 5176

447 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
99% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 447 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 447 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 16,351 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 30%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $69 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

46 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
OMEPRAZOLE 979 821 1 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 942 804 2 6
SIMVASTATIN 812 643 3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 664 501 4 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 528 400 5 13
FUROSEMIDE 513 433 6 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 499 377 7 4
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 481 451 8 138
INSULIN SYRINGE 429 307 9 137
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 427 394 10 10 198
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 420 282 11 22
NOVOLIN R 382 297 12 191
METFORMIN HCL 365 219 13 7
MIRTAZAPINE 354 350 14 45
LACTULOSE 351 304 15 87
LISINOPRIL 331 226 16 5
TAMSULOSIN HCL 305 193 17 20
LEVETIRACETAM 294 246 18 92
RISPERIDONE 294 246 18 78
CITALOPRAM HBR 280 233 20 31
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 248 141 21 10
LANTUS 247 192 22 66
HEPARIN SODIUM 220 201 23 241
SANTYL 216 196 24 124
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 211 193 25 34
FINASTERIDE 206 170 26 69
LATANOPROST 198 175 27 185
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 186 167 28 99
HUMULIN R 158 149 29 347
LEVEMIR 144 84 30 252
DIGOXIN 143 142 31 56
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 141 130 32 14
VALPROIC ACID 137 113 33 195
JANUVIA 137 97 33 25
DONEPEZIL HCL 135 135 35 28
GABAPENTIN 130 91 36 21
FAMOTIDINE 130 85 36 58
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 127 71 38 9
HYDRALAZINE HCL 125 103 39 73
TRAZODONE HCL 125 94 39 71
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 123 90 S2 41 101
CARVEDILOL 122 104 42 24
QUINAPRIL HCL 116 112 43 82
GLIPIZIDE 115 102 44 63
PLAVIX 112 106 45 29
MUPIROCIN 112 106 45 182
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 109 89 47 98
PREDNISONE 108 101 48 52
BUDESONIDE 106 99 49 380
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 105 89 50 103
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 93 66 51 232
ATENOLOL 93 51 51 12
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 92 85 S3 53 127
VENTOLIN HFA 90 34 54 64
NIFEDIPINE ER 89 87 55 48
SERTRALINE HCL 86 82 56 30
CLONIDINE HCL 85 60 57 79
AMMONIUM LACTATE 83 75 58 91
NAMENDA 81 81 59 47
HALOPERIDOL 78 57 60 145
RANITIDINE HCL 76 63 61 36
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 76 55 61 61
COMBIVENT 75 42 63 156
EXELON 72 72 64 162
LIPITOR 72 49 64 51
DEXILANT 67 67 66 118
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 66 62 67 207
AMIODARONE HCL 66 50 67 281
CLOPIDOGREL 65 51 69 26
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 64 64 70 288
LABETALOL HCL 64 54 70 114
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 63 40 72 75
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 62 54 73 181
ADVAIR DISKUS 62 35 73 32
NEXIUM 60 35 75 16
TOPIRAMATE 60 38 75 314
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 60 47 75 44
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 59 40 78 17
OLANZAPINE 59 46 78 140
METFORMIN HCL ER 58 45 80 57
DIOVAN 58 58 80 19
SPIRIVA 57 42 82 54
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 56 56 83 244
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 56 52 83 94
TIMOLOL MALEATE 55 55 85 318
NOVOLIN N 54 22 86 304
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 53 23 87 227
FENTANYL 52 52 S2 88 172
RENVELA 51 48 89 300
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 April 20, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.