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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,913Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 438 out of 5254

$1.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 255 out of 5254

645 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older
79% 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

3% of this provider’s 645 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

2% of this provider’s 645 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Brand Name Drugs

32% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 27%.

Prescription Price

$87 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $71 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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
SIMVASTATIN 653 543 136 1 1
METFORMIN HCL 431 351 92 2 7
OMEPRAZOLE 405 274 95 3 5
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 388 318 73 4 17
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 383 313 76 5 29
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 286 176 67 6 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 279 232 65 7 3
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 260 189 55 8 54
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 200 165 72 9 125
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 199 176 52 10 2
MELOXICAM 195 136 76 11 51
CLOPIDOGREL 186 161 32 12 15
CELEBREX 180 152 60 13 76
JANUMET 176 123 31 14 74
LISINOPRIL 171 131 36 15 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 164 148 32 16 4
CRESTOR 159 119 47 17 16
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 153 116 57 18 173
NEXIUM 151 98 32 19 18
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 143 128 30 20 49
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 139 128 29 21 9
GLIMEPIRIDE 137 137 25 22 37
DEXILANT 136 120 42 23 102
AMITIZA 122 117* 30 24 159
BENICAR HCT 121 108 26 25 100
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 114 71 46 26 34
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 114 78 16 26 10
FAMOTIDINE* 107 69 30 28 56
DIOVAN 106 101* 25 29 23
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 103 45 30 30 35
DONEPEZIL HCL 101 101 21 31 28
TRIBENZOR 99 82 23 32 242
ATENOLOL 95 77 21 33 14
IBUPROFEN 94 60 40 34 73
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 93 88* 18 35 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91 73 20 36 11
FUROSEMIDE 90 85* 22 37 8
BENICAR 87 82* 20 38 94
AMMONIUM LACTATE 87 71 36 38 80
GABAPENTIN 85 41 22 40 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 84 71 24 41 19
JANUVIA 82 61 18 42 26
PIOGLITAZONE-METFORMIN 81 76* 18 R 43 252
MECLIZINE HCL 77 72* 28 44 79
FENOFIBRATE* 76 59 17 45 92
VOLTAREN 76 53 26 45 65
TERBINAFINE HCL 75 56 32 47 613
ADVAIR DISKUS 74 30 15 48 32
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 73 60 19 R 49 81
CARVEDILOL 73 68* 13 49 25
NAMENDA 72 72 20 51 38
LYRICA 71 66* 24 52 117
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 70 65* 17 53 60
EXFORGE HCT 69 64* 17 54 265
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 66 46 28 55 172
CLONAZEPAM 66 49 22 B 55 114
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 66 50 14 55 61
BYSTOLIC 63 63 11 58 93
MEGACE ES 60 60 16 R 59 455
PAROXETINE HCL 57 <11 <11 60 89
VENTOLIN HFA 57 30 20 60 72
NAPROXEN 56 40 20 62 95
SERTRALINE HCL 53 40 15 63 27
RAMIPRIL 52 <11 <11 64 50
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 52 47* 14 64 39
SINGLE USE SWAB 52 26 14 64 110
CICLOPIROX* 51 46* 30 67 338
GLIPIZIDE 51 46* 14 67 63
QUINAPRIL HCL 51 <11 <11 67 88
SYNTHROID 51 <11 <11 67 30
TRAMADOL HCL 50 22 19 71 57
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. 15, 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.