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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,431Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 80 out of 5176

$2.24M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 39 out of 5176

486 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
88% 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

2% of this provider’s 486 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 486 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 19,449 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

56% 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

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
NEXIUM 1,005 920 1 16
CRESTOR 656 587 2 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 520 503 3 17
DIOVAN HCT 477 467 4 39
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 458 428 5 2
DIOVAN 443 370 6 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 423 372 7 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 415 346 8 9
PLAVIX 386 362 9 29
SIMVASTATIN 381 350 10 1
JANUMET 375 336 11 77
SYNTHROID 371 332 12 33
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 345 294 13 6
METFORMIN HCL 327 268 14 7
CARVEDILOL 308 300 15 24
LOVAZA 289 236 16 43
JANUVIA 284 268 17 25
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 258 209 18 10
LIPITOR 248 229 19 51
TAMSULOSIN HCL 236 226 20 20
LISINOPRIL 220 215 21 5
OMEPRAZOLE 219 190 22 3
LIDODERM 206 187 23 59
FUROSEMIDE 205 194 24 8
SOLARAZE 196 188 25 157
CLOPIDOGREL 191 174 26 26
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 184 167 27 89
GLIMEPIRIDE 182 160 28 37
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 181 165 29 116
BENICAR 164 140 30 100
RANITIDINE HCL 163 158 31 36
CREON 159 144 32 111
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 159 156 32 18
ATENOLOL 157 157 34 12
BYSTOLIC 148 126 35 96
BENICAR HCT 147 146 36 110
TRICOR 143 135 37 148
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 140 140 38 44
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 137 114 39 14
TRAMADOL HCL 135 117 40 40
AVODART 132 126 41 107
ADVAIR DISKUS 131 104 42 32
PRADAXA 126 126 43 192
COUMADIN 123 123 44 112
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 122 110 R 45 76
LEXAPRO 119 113 46 193
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 119 104 46 35
VOLTAREN 118 112 48 97
PROAIR HFA 116 85 49 60
CYMBALTA 114 103 50 90
ACTOS 107 94 51 85
ZETIA 105 105 52 68
BONIVA 104 86 53 236
MICARDIS HCT 103 103 54 180
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 101 87 55 211
SINGULAIR 99 83 56 62
DONEPEZIL HCL 97 97 57 28
DETROL LA 97 97 57 249
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 96 86 59 23
CLONIDINE HCL 96 95 59 79
SINGLE USE SWAB 94 82 61 108
CELEBREX 93 91 62 80
PROCTOZONE-HC 93 81 62 171
NAMENDA 92 90 64 47
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 92 91 64 4
GLYBURIDE 89 84 R 66 67
PAROXETINE HCL 89 67 66 93
AZITHROMYCIN 89 76 66 42
DEXILANT 84 68 69 118
ALLOPURINOL 83 83 70 41
VESICARE 83 77 70 210
COREG CR 83 82 70 275
NASONEX 83 65 70 178
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 82 67 74 34
DIGOXIN 81 81 75 56
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 81 76 75 70
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 79 79 77 103
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 77 72 78 84
HYDRALAZINE HCL 77 77 78 73
MECLIZINE HCL 76 73 80 81
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 74 66 81 202
LUNESTA 74 70 81 242
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 73 64 83 94
SYMBICORT 72 55 84 120
ENABLEX 71 71 85 284
ZOVIRAX 70 57 86 313
EXFORGE 70 57 86 126
ROPINIROLE HCL 70 70 86 208
ACTONEL 69 61 89 134
GLIPIZIDE XL 69 69 89 83
AMITIZA 69 67 89 197
TEKTURNA 67 64 92 255
LYRICA 66 66 93 133
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63 51 94 49
DICYCLOMINE HCL 61 59 95 224
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 60 60 96 149
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 60 51 S3 96 127
LACTULOSE 59 56 98 87
PATANOL 59 51 98 158
METFORMIN HCL ER 58 58 100 57
WARFARIN SODIUM 57 57 101 13
AMMONIUM LACTATE 56 52 102 91
GLIPIZIDE 55 55 103 63
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 54 54 104 119
UNIFINE PENTIPS 54 42 104 261
RANEXA 52 50 106 167
ACTOPLUS MET 52 46 106 268
ULORIC 52 41 106 280
COMBIVENT 51 47 109 156
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 51 50 109 22
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.