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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,308Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 82 out of 5176

$2.21M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 40 out of 5176

344 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
96% 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

5% of this provider’s 344 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 19,353 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

62% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 30%.

Prescription Price

$104 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $69 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

62 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
LOVAZA 668 575 1 43
CRESTOR 648 600 2 15
NEXIUM 560 516 3 16
SYNTHROID 512 465 4 33
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 510 477 5 2
PLAVIX 477 451 6 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 472 394 7 11
CREON 466 428 8 111
BENICAR 427 407 9 100
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 418 387 10 23
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 390 359 11 17
JANUVIA 371 342 12 25
LIVALO 344 308 10 13 433
DEXILANT 328 283 14 118
JANUMET 324 283 15 77
SINGULAIR 303 275 16 62
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 302 273 17 4
FUROSEMIDE 302 289 17 8
ADVAIR DISKUS 277 251 19 32
CARVEDILOL 264 252 20 24
LIDODERM 241 218 21 59
SPIRIVA 239 207 22 54
BENICAR HCT 232 204 23 110
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 225 210 24 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 223 201 25 9
METFORMIN HCL 212 173 26 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 202 178 27 6
CLOPIDOGREL 195 174 28 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 193 179 29 20
NASONEX 187 178 30 178
WARFARIN SODIUM 186 186 31 13
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 184 159 32 38
LIPITOR 170 157 33 51
BYSTOLIC 170 161 33 96
ALLOPURINOL 154 154 35 41
MUPIROCIN 152 145 36 182
MICARDIS 149 144 37 154
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 142 111 38 14
AMITIZA 140 140 39 197
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 135 122 40 202
ACTONEL 134 131 41 134
DIOVAN 133 124 42 19
ATENOLOL 131 122 43 12
AZOR 130 115 44 194
COUMADIN 129 127 45 112
AVODART 128 128 46 107
ATELVIA 125 116 47 146
GLIMEPIRIDE 124 107 48 37
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 114 85 49 94
OMEPRAZOLE 113 92 50 3
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 112 107 51 103
LANSOPRAZOLE 112 108 51 113
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 110 102 53 44
RANEXA 110 96 53 167
PROCTOZONE-HC 109 98 55 171
GABAPENTIN 108 102 56 21
AZITHROMYCIN 104 80 57 42
VESICARE 103 102 58 210
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 103 102 58 116
DIGOXIN 95 78 60 56
ALCOHOL SWABS 95 64 60 115
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 92 76 62 130
FLECTOR 92 82 62 282
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 91 79 64 89
HYDRALAZINE HCL 91 83 64 73
ZOVIRAX 90 57 66 313
COREG CR 88 88 67 275
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 84 74 68 123
CYMBALTA 83 68 69 90
TRAMADOL HCL 83 83 69 40
LEXAPRO 83 73 69 193
SUCRALFATE 81 80 72 303
RAMIPRIL 81 64 72 50
TOPROL XL 80 76 74 227
VOLTAREN 78 72 75 97
SOLARAZE 78 59 75 157
RAPAFLO 77 74 77 362
ZETIA 75 65 78 68
CLONIDINE HCL 72 70 79 79
RANITIDINE HCL 72 72 79 36
CELEBREX 72 71 79 80
MICARDIS HCT 71 71 82 180
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 70 66 83 125
BACTROBAN 69 68 84 462
LISINOPRIL 68 32 85 5
PROAIR HFA 67 57 86 60
GLIPIZIDE 67 67 86 63
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 67 60 86 74
DIOVAN HCT 66 66 89 39
MECLIZINE HCL 63 63 90 81
BONIVA 63 52 90 236
AMMONIUM LACTATE 61 44 92 91
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60 60 93 35
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 60 55 R 93 76
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 59 59 95 211
PROPRANOLOL HCL 59 59 95 199
WELCHOL 56 39 97 230
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 54 50 98 198
TRAZODONE HCL 54 54 98 71
LEVOFLOXACIN 54 48 98 109
DONEPEZIL HCL 53 53 101 28
NAMENDA 52 52 102 47
NITROSTAT 52 42 102 205
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 51 46 104 141
COLCRYS 50 44 105 170
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 27, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.