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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,326Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 69 out of 5254

$1.66M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 107 out of 5254

776 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% 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

2% of this provider’s 776 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

33% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 27%.

Prescription Price

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $71 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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 1,785 1,570 266 1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 1,124 910 248 2 5
LISINOPRIL 859 680 131 3 6
CRESTOR 610 475 99 4 16
SIMVASTATIN 599 492 108 5 1
METFORMIN HCL 591 437 103 6 7
AMMONIUM LACTATE 528 462 132 7 80
GLIMEPIRIDE 515 406 89 8 37
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 504 409 79 9 21
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 499 381 182 10 34
CARVEDILOL 476 442 72 11 25
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 457 398 77 12 12
VOLTAREN 422 378 113 13 65
LOVASTATIN 418 350 68 14 58
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 340 292 54 15 29
METFORMIN HCL ER 334 281 52 16 53
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 318 294 49 17 49
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 306 286 68 18 17
FUROSEMIDE 302 285 58 19 8
DIOVAN 296 269 49 20 23
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 295 284 46 21 171
MIRTAZAPINE 280 266 62 22 44
MECLIZINE HCL 274 250 86 23 79
ADVAIR DISKUS 258 184 42 24 32
JANUMET 245 207 38 25 74
NEXIUM 241 186 44 26 18
CLOPIDOGREL 240 222 39 27 15
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 239 222 52 28 77
GABAPENTIN 232 192 71 29 20
IBUPROFEN 222 133 86 30 73
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 218 198 38 31 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 217 177 39 32 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 210 145 37 33 3
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 209 122 34 34 54
EXFORGE 201 185 28 35 135
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 199 177 36 36 22
DONEPEZIL HCL 195 176 36 37 28
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 188 174 36 38 4
TAMSULOSIN HCL 182 163 37 39 19
JANUVIA 168 154 26 40 26
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 162 146 24 41 60
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 156 139 24 42 147
BYSTOLIC 155 126 25 43 93
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 155 115 26 43 9
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 153 139 23 45 24
VENTOLIN HFA 151 130 71 46 72
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 145 131 24 47 61
ATENOLOL 140 126 17 48 14
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 137 123 25 49 47
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 132 114 26 50 150
TRAZODONE HCL 131 94 58 51 67
MICARDIS HCT 130 115 18 52 205
LABETALOL HCL 125 68 18 53 111
LOVAZA 119 95 19 54 43
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 114 85 27 55 35
SYMBICORT 110 105* 19 56 113
TRADJENTA 110 85 18 56 223
MICARDIS 106 101* 13 58 187
MELOXICAM 105 80 50 59 51
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 102 80 33 60 290
DEXILANT 99 94* 18 61 102
NAPROXEN 98 76 39 62 95
SERTRALINE HCL 95 77 21 63 27
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE* 89 66 49 64 273
NIFEDIPINE ER 89 76 12 64 48
AVODART 88 88 14 66 115
DUEXIS 86 61 37 10 67 530
FAMOTIDINE* 84 60 14 68 56
EVISTA 84 63 13 68 69
RAMIPRIL 81 61 13 70 50
DIOVAN HCT 80 75* 20 71 215
ZETIA 79 62 13 72 70
SURE COMFORT ALCOHOL 78 55 17 73 424
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 75 75 14 R 74 81
CLONIDINE HCL 75 57 12 74 84
HUMALOG 73 56 11 76 183
SPIRIVA 73 58 14 76 55
ALPRAZOLAM 73 68* 14 B 76 46
LANTUS 70 <11 <11 79 75
NAMENDA 68 56 12 80 38
RANITIDINE HCL 66 61* 19 81 41
BENAZEPRIL HCL 65 52 11 82 127
CELEBREX 65 33 13 82 76
SINGLE USE SWAB 62 57* 20 84 110
PAROXETINE HCL 62 <11 <11 84 89
CLOTRIMAZOLE 60 55* 25 86 236
ACTONEL 58 <11 <11 87 189
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 57 52* 13 A 88 62
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 57 <11 <11 88 160
PROCTOZONE-HC 55 50* 17 90 179
BENICAR HCT 54 49* 11 91 100
LACLOTION 53 34 14 92 416
NIFEDICAL XL 52 <11 <11 93 134
AZITHROMYCIN 51 46* 44 94 45
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 50 45* 20 95 173
PROAIR HFA 50 35 27 95 42
ALCOHOL PADS 50 45* 17 95 228
ONGLYZA 50 <11 <11 95 178
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 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.