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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,766Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 211 out of 5254

$907K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 433 out of 5254

630 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% 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 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in New York
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 630 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 27%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $71 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 19.


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.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in New York
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 690 584 134 1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 675 610 82 2 4
SIMVASTATIN 558 482 113 3 1
FAMOTIDINE* 549 491 126 4 56
FUROSEMIDE 518 429 82 5 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 518 447 115 5 9
MIRTAZAPINE 479 452 87 7 44
LISINOPRIL 472 384 95 8 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 351 346* 47 9 13
METFORMIN HCL 303 232 55 10 7
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 281 206 49 A 11 62
DONEPEZIL HCL 279 274* 55 12 28
RISPERIDONE 240 235* 37 A 13 87
TAMSULOSIN HCL 236 181 50 14 19
GABAPENTIN 222 168 43 15 20
TAMIFLU 211 206* 123 16 180
NAMENDA 207 202* 28 17 38
CLOPIDOGREL 206 192 50 18 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 196 152 33 19 21
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 193 157 42 20 103
LEVETIRACETAM 185 116 30 21 91
JANUVIA 168 136 25 22 26
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 166 125 38 23 33
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 163 121 35 24 142
OMEPRAZOLE 163 124 52 24 5
RANITIDINE HCL 149 144* 30 26 41
CARVEDILOL 141 114 27 27 25
GLIPIZIDE 135 113 26 28 63
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 125 105 39 29 11
LACTULOSE 115 84 35 30 90
LORAZEPAM 112 80 33 B 31 85
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 108 94 37 32 3
SANTYL 107 96 25 33 148
CITALOPRAM HBR 106 93 22 34 36
SERTRALINE HCL 104 73 18 35 27
VALPROIC ACID* 100 81 20 36 222
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 95 71 29 37 47
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 94 82 20 R 38 211
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 94 64 23 38 77
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 93 64 42 S2 40 99
PREDNISONE 92 75 41 41 52
LATANOPROST 91 86* 22 42 141
ALPRAZOLAM 90 77 13 B 43 46
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 90 78 22 43 24
FINASTERIDE 86 69 17 45 66
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 84 79* 73 46 82
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 83 62 19 47 253
TRAZODONE HCL 83 62 20 47 67
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 83 69 45 47 199
VENLAFAXINE HCL 82 <11 <11 50 323
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 82 41 12 50 295
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 81 52 23 52 105
ADVAIR DISKUS 80 75* 28 53 32
DIGOX 79 79 25 54 98
OLANZAPINE 79 46 17 A 54 123
IBUPROFEN 78 65 27 56 73
NOVOLOG 78 67 29 56 201
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 77 72* 14 58 106
HALOPERIDOL 77 53 25 A 58 156
CLONAZEPAM 77 72* 20 B 58 114
DETROL LA 70 <11 <11 61 258
DIOVAN 67 67 12 62 23
LANTUS 64 28 18 63 75
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 63 58* 20 64 12
TRAVATAN Z 63 <11 <11 64 284
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 62 57* 21 66 17
CELEBREX 60 <11 <11 67 76
SPIRIVA 60 55* 11 67 55
SSD 59 38 13 69 214
ATENOLOL 57 <11 <11 70 14
CYMBALTA 56 <11 <11 71 71
VANCOMYCIN HCL* 56 51* 11 71 324
NITROFURANTOIN* 56 <11 <11 71 361
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 56 51* 11 71 22
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 56 42 30 71 198
HYDRALAZINE HCL 55 43 19 76 68
AZITHROMYCIN 55 50* 46 76 45
GLIPIZIDE XL 55 <11 <11 76 78
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 55 50* 11 76 101
CHLORTHALIDONE 55 34 13 76 109
PRADAXA 54 49* 12 81 174
NYSTATIN 53 48* 24 82 137
LOVAZA 51 <11 <11 83 43
XARELTO 51 <11 <11 83 218
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions 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.
  • 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 Oct. 19, 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.