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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,737Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 122 out of 5176

$1.41M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 124 out of 5176

423 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98%Patients 65 Years and Older
100% 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

4% of this provider’s 423 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 423 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 18,673 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

48% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 30%.

Prescription Price

$75 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $69 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

44 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
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 703 702 1 6
NEXIUM 696 690 2 16
FUROSEMIDE 678 678 3 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 519 517 4 2
DIOVAN 382 377 5 19
CREON 364 363 6 111
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 350 350 7 17
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 319 319 8 94
CRESTOR 286 286 9 15
LIDODERM 286 285 9 59
DONEPEZIL HCL 269 269 11 28
SIMVASTATIN 260 260 12 1
OMEPRAZOLE 259 256 13 3
NAMENDA 258 258 14 47
GABAPENTIN 246 246 15 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 243 243 16 11
LISINOPRIL 242 242 17 5
LIDOCAINE 229 225 18 179
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 224 222 19 44
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 216 216 20 89
TAMSULOSIN HCL 209 209 21 20
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 203 203 22 38
LOVAZA 201 200 23 43
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 196 194 24 34
MECLIZINE HCL 191 190 25 81
SYNTHROID 190 190 26 33
PLAVIX 187 187 27 29
NIFEDIPINE ER 182 182 28 48
VOLTAREN 174 174 29 97
TRAZODONE HCL 171 171 30 71
DIOVAN HCT 164 163 31 39
CLOPIDOGREL 164 163 31 26
RANITIDINE HCL 163 163 33 36
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 160 160 34 14
CARVEDILOL 159 159 35 24
COUMADIN 155 155 36 112
METFORMIN HCL 153 153 37 7
SINGULAIR 153 152 37 62
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 144 144 39 75
WARFARIN SODIUM 140 140 40 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 140 140 40 9
MUPIROCIN 138 137 42 182
JANUVIA 133 133 43 25
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 131 131 44 149
MELOXICAM 128 128 45 53
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 125 125 46 4
DIGOXIN 125 125 46 56
SOLARAZE 120 120 48 157
SEROQUEL 117 117 49 166
FAMOTIDINE 114 114 50 58
ADVAIR DISKUS 113 110 51 32
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 108 108 52 125
NITROSTAT 106 105 53 205
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 103 103 54 207
LEXAPRO 96 96 55 193
GLIPIZIDE 96 96 55 63
DICYCLOMINE HCL 95 95 57 224
NYSTOP 94 94 58 283
LIPITOR 93 93 59 51
LANSOPRAZOLE 91 91 60 113
AMMONIUM LACTATE 90 90 61 91
NYSTATIN 85 85 62 168
FINASTERIDE 85 85 62 69
PROCTOZONE-HC 84 84 64 171
ALLOPURINOL 83 83 65 41
LABETALOL HCL 83 83 65 114
AZITHROMYCIN 81 80 67 42
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 79 79 68 84
AVODART 76 76 69 107
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 75 75 70 98
LUNESTA 75 75 70 242
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 75 73 70 18
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 74 74 73 22
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70 70 74 49
CITALOPRAM HBR 70 70 74 31
CELEBREX 70 68 74 80
ATENOLOL 69 69 77 12
TRAMADOL HCL 67 67 78 40
LEVETIRACETAM 65 65 79 92
SERTRALINE HCL 65 64 79 30
NASONEX 59 57 81 178
LACTULOSE 59 59 81 87
SSD 59 59 81 216
RANEXA 59 59 81 167
KLOR-CON 10 59 59 81 225
HYDRALAZINE HCL 58 58 86 73
LANTUS 58 58 86 66
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 58 58 86 61
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 56 56 89 116
SODIUM CHLORIDE 54 54 90 391
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 54 54 90 123
CLONIDINE HCL 54 54 90 79
ALCOHOL SWABS 53 53 93 115
COMBIVENT 51 51 94 156
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.