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Prescriber Checkup

CARY PINELES MD

500 RIVER AVE STE 140 SHORE MEDICAL SPECIALISTS

Lakewood | New Jersey | 08701

(732) 363-7200

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,230Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 72 out of 2094

$1.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 76 out of 2094

747 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72%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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 747 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 747 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 9,832 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

$76 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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 610 414 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 501 397 2 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 438 309 3 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 409 345 4 10
FUROSEMIDE 401 312 5 6
LACTULOSE 340 141 6 65
OMEPRAZOLE 278 184 7 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 244 190 8 2
HALOPERIDOL 231 30 9 196
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 221 120 10 71
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 193 122 11 69
DIOVAN 172 126 12 13
OLANZAPINE 169 126 13 113
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 168 139 14 37
GABAPENTIN 166 120 15 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 160 113 16 29
METFORMIN HCL 159 79 17 8
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 156 48 18 46
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 149 103 19 24
DONEPEZIL HCL 144 122 20 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 143 129 21 9
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 142 119 22 92
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 139 98 23 179
SERTRALINE HCL 138 100 24 26
LISINOPRIL 136 105 25 7
FAMOTIDINE 135 101 26 34
RISPERIDONE 131 67 27 56
MIRTAZAPINE 115 85 28 43
LANTUS 114 78 29 66
NAMENDA 113 76 30 32
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 112 91 31 5
LIDODERM 111 106 32 59
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 100 90 S2 33 40
SEROQUEL 97 52 34 172
FENTANYL 96 65 S2 35 68
NYSTATIN 95 60 36 167
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 94 62 37 25
OXCARBAZEPINE 94 29 37 257
FINASTERIDE 89 50 39 97
ZETIA 86 71 40 79
TRAZODONE HCL 82 45 41 72
LEVETIRACETAM 79 24 42 78
CLOPIDOGREL 79 65 42 22
RAMIPRIL 78 44 44 48
LAMOTRIGINE 74 28 45 177
IBUPROFEN 74 40 45 73
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 73 60 47 101
NOVOLIN R 72 44 48 214
ATENOLOL 72 48 48 21
DIOVAN HCT 72 48 48 28
CLOZAPINE 68 48 51 212
PREDNISONE 68 61 51 54
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 67 47 53 138
ADVAIR DISKUS 67 55 53 36
ABILIFY 66 19 55 165
LYRICA 65 48 56 85
GLIPIZIDE 65 41 56 82
CLONIDINE HCL 64 49 58 62
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 64 39 58 14
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 62 33 60 110
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 61 61 61 57
CYMBALTA 59 31 62 61
TRICOR 58 29 63 99
OXYCODONE HCL 57 46 S2 64 63
SEROQUEL XR 55 41 65 343
DIGOXIN 55 55 65 51
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 55 28 S2 65 119
TRAVATAN Z 54 54 68 189
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54 54 68 12
PLAVIX 54 46 68 38
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 54 54 68 30
CEPHALEXIN 51 35 72 201
TIMOLOL MALEATE 51 35 72 304
NAPROXEN 51 35 72 84
VESICARE 50 33 75 152
AZITHROMYCIN 50 33 75 27
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. 12, 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.