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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,400Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 210 out of 5176

$1.42M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 119 out of 5176

256 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
98% 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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 14,130 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

53% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 30%.

Prescription Price

$92 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $69 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

60 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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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 York
CRESTOR 683 623 1 15
NEXIUM 672 640 2 16
PLAVIX 419 396 3 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 328 319 4 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 307 289 5 2
TAMSULOSIN HCL 301 284 6 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 281 235 7 6
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 277 263 8 17
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 266 236 9 22
CLOPIDOGREL 262 223 10 26
CREON 203 188 11 111
CARVEDILOL 202 179 12 24
SYNTHROID 201 184 13 33
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 201 188 13 18
GABAPENTIN 197 153 15 21
SIMVASTATIN 186 166 16 1
METFORMIN HCL 186 173 16 7
DEXILANT 183 158 18 118
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 179 171 19 14
IBUPROFEN 164 148 20 72
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 162 137 21 35
LIDODERM 159 152 22 59
CELEBREX 159 153 22 80
SOLARAZE 159 139 22 157
ADVAIR DISKUS 154 129 25 32
FUROSEMIDE 149 142 26 8
PROAIR HFA 144 126 27 60
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 139 124 28 9
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 138 130 29 44
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 134 127 30 89
BENICAR HCT 130 130 31 110
VOLTAREN 129 120 32 97
LOVAZA 126 116 33 43
JANUVIA 125 115 34 25
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 118 110 35 23
OMEPRAZOLE 115 93 36 3
ATENOLOL 115 115 36 12
GLIMEPIRIDE 112 86 38 37
NAMENDA 110 110 39 47
DIOVAN HCT 109 99 40 39
JANUMET 109 75 40 77
SERTRALINE HCL 105 91 42 30
NAPROXEN 99 83 43 95
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 97 78 44 38
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 95 89 45 149
SPIRIVA 95 95 45 54
FLUOCINONIDE 92 72 47 165
MECLIZINE HCL 92 91 47 81
SINGULAIR 91 75 49 62
RANITIDINE HCL 90 80 50 36
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89 89 51 10
AZITHROMYCIN 87 68 52 42
SYMBICORT 83 78 53 120
AMMONIUM LACTATE 81 78 54 91
PATANOL 81 77 54 158
MICARDIS HCT 81 70 54 180
NIFEDIPINE ER 81 72 54 48
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 80 80 58 4
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 79 72 R 59 76
ACTONEL 78 75 60 134
CLONIDINE HCL 75 75 61 79
ZETIA 74 71 62 68
MELOXICAM 73 71 63 53
VYTORIN 72 72 64 152
NISOLDIPINE 69 69 65 368
LEVOFLOXACIN 69 67 65 109
DIOVAN 68 60 67 19
NASONEX 68 61 67 178
ACTOS 67 57 69 85
LEXAPRO 66 61 70 193
TOPROL XL 66 55 70 227
LUNESTA 66 66 70 242
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65 48 73 212
PROCTOZONE-HC 65 65 73 171
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 64 63 75 94
COUMADIN 62 56 76 112
BENICAR 62 62 76 100
LISINOPRIL 62 57 76 5
MICARDIS 61 61 79 154
HYDRALAZINE HCL 61 61 79 73
LIPITOR 61 61 79 51
DETROL LA 59 59 82 249
CYMBALTA 58 58 83 90
DICYCLOMINE HCL 55 53 84 224
AVODART 52 52 85 107
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 52 46 85 34
LACTULOSE 51 47 87 87
DONEPEZIL HCL 50 50 88 28
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.