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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,376Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 49 out of 5176

$2.56M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 25 out of 5176

376 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92%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
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this specialty
in New York
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 376 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 376 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 22,438 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

64% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 30%.

Prescription Price

$105 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $69 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

65 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
NEXIUM 975 898 1 16
DEXILANT 804 757 10 2 118
SYNTHROID 747 674 3 33
LOVAZA 740 675 4 43
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 579 553 5 2
CRESTOR 557 523 6 15
FUROSEMIDE 557 524 6 8
PLAVIX 453 447 8 29
LIDODERM 447 390 9 59
ATENOLOL 436 421 10 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 415 390 11 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 402 366 12 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 396 366 13 11
METFORMIN HCL 383 354 14 7
BENICAR 360 299 15 100
JANUVIA 347 321 16 25
LIPITOR 326 303 17 51
CARVEDILOL 317 315 18 24
BENICAR HCT 310 300 19 110
DIOVAN HCT 295 284 20 39
VOLTAREN 292 255 21 97
DIOVAN 285 257 22 19
BYSTOLIC 280 227 23 96
SINGULAIR 263 263 24 62
CELEBREX 225 205 25 80
MECLIZINE HCL 221 218 26 81
SIMVASTATIN 218 203 27 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 209 194 28 6
SOLARAZE 208 172 29 157
CLOPIDOGREL 204 198 30 26
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 199 196 31 44
MICARDIS 195 195 32 154
TAMSULOSIN HCL 186 173 33 20
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 173 159 34 94
COUMADIN 164 151 35 112
EXFORGE 164 161 35 126
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 160 148 37 35
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 159 141 38 55
ATELVIA 158 152 39 146
AZOR 155 152 40 194
PROCTOZONE-HC 147 131 41 171
NAMENDA 145 145 42 47
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 145 137 42 103
DICYCLOMINE HCL 143 135 44 224
AMMONIUM LACTATE 142 130 45 91
ZOVIRAX 138 99 10 46 313
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 137 121 47 161
PROAIR HFA 130 125 48 60
SPIRIVA 127 112 49 54
LANSOPRAZOLE 125 111 50 113
JANUMET 121 121 51 77
TRAMADOL HCL 116 109 52 40
LUNESTA 114 102 53 242
LYRICA 114 80 53 133
NITROSTAT 113 103 55 205
MICARDIS HCT 112 106 56 180
ONGLYZA 112 108 56 153
RANITIDINE HCL 111 111 58 36
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 109 106 59 202
CLOTRIMAZOLE 109 106 59 296
AZITHROMYCIN 109 92 59 42
COREG CR 108 107 62 275
ALCOHOL SWABS 107 107 63 115
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 103 103 R 64 76
TOPROL XL 102 92 65 227
ALLOPURINOL 102 100 65 41
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 101 101 67 14
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 97 89 68 89
CREON 96 81 69 111
TEKTURNA 96 96 69 255
OMEPRAZOLE 94 90 71 3
SPIRONOLACTONE 93 93 72 88
CLONIDINE HCL 93 93 72 79
PENNSAID 92 89 74 450
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 92 85 74 130
TRIBENZOR 91 91 76 276
ADVAIR DISKUS 90 55 77 32
GLIMEPIRIDE 89 89 78 37
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 84 84 79 149
VICTOZA 3-PAK 81 70 80 322
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 81 68 S3 80 27
CICLOPIROX 79 71 82 279
LEXAPRO 78 71 83 193
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 73 71 84 84
MELOXICAM 73 64 84 53
GLIPIZIDE 70 67 86 63
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 70 59 86 288
GABAPENTIN 69 60 88 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67 66 89 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 67 67 89 28
COLCRYS 66 66 91 170
PATADAY 66 56 91 220
RAMIPRIL 65 65 93 50
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 64 62 94 123
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 64 61 94 207
NASONEX 62 55 96 178
FLECTOR 58 56 97 282
ZETIA 58 48 97 68
NAFTIN 58 41 97 589
DIGOXIN 56 56 100 56
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 55 55 101 74
XOPENEX HFA 54 52 102 575
VIMOVO 54 45 102 525
AVELOX 53 46 104 352
KETOCONAZOLE 52 51 105 233
AVODART 52 46 105 107
LEVOFLOXACIN 51 46 107 109
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 20, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.