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Prescriber Checkup

SOLANGEL POLLOCK MD

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,497Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 33 out of 252

$253K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 178 out of 252

1,646 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97%Patients 65 Years and Older
51% 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 Arkansas
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

1% of this provider’s 1,646 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 1,646 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 15,122 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$16 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

9 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 22.


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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 Arkansas
OMEPRAZOLE 595 584 1 6
RANITIDINE HCL 590 572 2 48
LORATADINE 583 562 3 173
SIMVASTATIN 480 474 4 2
AZITHROMYCIN 453 435 5 37
LISINOPRIL 387 376 6 3
FLUNISOLIDE 317 307 10 7 215
Q-TUSSIN DM 310 305 10 8 217
FUROSEMIDE 306 304 9 7
ALPRAZOLAM 296 293 10 219
ROBAFEN-DM CLEAR 283 274 10 11 222
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 269 269 12 72
RENAL CAPS 248 246 13 229
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 241 239 14 4
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 236 229 15 133
MUPIROCIN 226 218 16 213
IBUPROFEN 217 205 17 130
LEVOFLOXACIN 210 209 18 79
TEMAZEPAM 205 188 19 243
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 203 199 20 13
METFORMIN HCL 199 195 21 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 197 196 22 10
ATENOLOL 195 194 23 18
SYNTHROID 183 182 24 47
AMMONIUM LACTATE 169 169 25 254
FOLIC ACID 167 164 26 256
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 162 158 27 61
GABAPENTIN 148 144 28 11
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 138 137 29 128
LIDODERM 137 135 30 248
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 128 127 31 19
MECLIZINE HCL 126 126 32 136
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 124 120 33 36
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 120 117 34 132
VIAGRA 114 109 35 281
NYSTATIN 111 108 36 171
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 110 105 37 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 109 108 38 26
FENOFIBRATE 108 108 39 64
VITAMIN D2 107 107 40 286
PREDNISONE 104 97 41 42
LOVASTATIN 104 104 41 39
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 103 103 43 21
PAROXETINE HCL 102 101 44 75
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 99 96 45 118
PHENAZOPYRIDINE HCL 98 96 46 291
ADVAIR DISKUS 96 96 47 63
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 91 78 48 262
LOPERAMIDE 90 87 49 297
MI ACID 90 90 49 297
PROCTOZONE-HC 89 87 51 299
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 85 83 52 110
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 84 84 53 231
VENTOLIN HFA 82 80 54 102
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 82 82 54 32
VOLTAREN 77 76 56 236
DONEPEZIL HCL 77 77 56 28
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 75 75 58 73
TRAMADOL HCL 74 67 59 17
NAPROXEN 71 70 60 96
GLYBURIDE 71 71 R 60 78
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 70 66 62 62
LEVOXYL 69 67 63 250
FINASTERIDE 69 69 63 115
CLOPIDOGREL 69 65 63 29
CARVEDILOL 68 68 66 22
QVAR 68 67 66 274
SERTRALINE HCL 67 67 68 27
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 67 66 S3 68 5
ZOVIRAX 65 64 70 318
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 65 65 70 153
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 65 62 70 87
DIPHENHYDRAMINE HCL 64 61 R 73 322
CICLOPIROX 63 59 74 326
GLIPIZIDE 63 61 74 52
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61 61 76 49
CETIRIZINE HCL 60 60 77 336
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59 45 78 25
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 55 43 79 16
KETOCONAZOLE 55 42 79 279
LACTULOSE 54 52 81 157
BENICAR 52 52 82 143
DICYCLOMINE HCL 52 52 82 216
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 March 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.