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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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33,582Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 21 out of 5254

$3.13M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 5254

557 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older
99% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 557 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Brand Name Drugs

51% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 27%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$93 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $71 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

60 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
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 1,142 1,108 136 1 10
NEXIUM 1,048 1,025 150 2 18
CLOPIDOGREL 999 994* 121 3 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 816 811* 108 4 3
FUROSEMIDE 812 790 134 5 8
CRESTOR 789 760 111 6 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 742 701 110 7 2
SIMVASTATIN 690 623 94 8 1
CREON 643 638* 93 9 107
VOLTAREN 607 602* 133 10 65
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 598 568 102 11 17
LOVAZA 566 529 82 12 43
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 534 504 85 13 9
CARVEDILOL 506 501* 60 14 25
SPIRIVA 448 448 64 15 55
SYNTHROID 444 439* 70 16 30
OMEPRAZOLE 427 390 68 17 5
LIDODERM 419 414* 97 18 64
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 410 405* 63 19 33
DEXILANT 408 408 55 20 102
TAMSULOSIN HCL 407 407 49 21 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 396 380 54 22 12
ZETIA 357 338 42 23 70
DIOVAN 346 346 43 24 23
JANUMET 340 326 45 25 74
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 334 329* 44 26 29
METFORMIN HCL 324 289 58 27 7
DONEPEZIL HCL 312 312 37 28 28
ADVAIR DISKUS 302 302 51 29 32
JANUVIA 293 293 36 30 26
ATENOLOL 290 268 39 31 14
COUMADIN 285 280* 32 32 128
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 281 268 38 33 147
BENICAR 255 255 30 34 94
GLIMEPIRIDE 252 252 31 35 37
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 248 243* 38 36 59
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 242 242 34 37 47
NAMENDA 240 240 29 38 38
PROCTOZONE-HC 239 234* 52 39 179
HYDRALAZINE HCL 233 233 36 40 68
AMMONIUM LACTATE 229 212 51 41 80
AVODART 217 217 24 42 115
LISINOPRIL 214 189 29 43 6
CLONIDINE HCL 204 199* 56 44 84
EXFORGE 203 191 20 45 135
RAMIPRIL 196 196 27 46 50
BYSTOLIC 176 176 28 47 93
MECLIZINE HCL 174 169* 58 48 79
PRANDIN 174 174 23 48 203
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 167 162* 27 50 24
ACTONEL 162 157* 25 51 189
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 158 158 24 52 35
CELEBREX 155 155 41 53 76
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 153 148* 28 54 34
AZOR 146 146 19 55 181
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 143 143 24 56 49
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 142 130 35 57 197
VESICARE 141 136* 26 58 164
GABAPENTIN 140 135* 27 59 20
LIDOCAINE 138 138 44 60 139
AZITHROMYCIN 136 131* 83 61 45
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 135 130* 25 62 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 132 132 19 63 4
LUNESTA 130 130 22 64 248
RANITIDINE HCL 128 123* 24 65 41
AMITIZA 128 128 27 65 159
RANEXA 126 126 22 67 157
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 125 125 19 68 21
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 124 124 26 69 101
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 124 124 29 69 170
PROAIR HFA 121 116* 40 71 42
TOPROL XL 120 120 14 72 208
SERTRALINE HCL 119 119 18 73 27
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 116 111* 29 74 77
TRADJENTA 116 116 17 74 223
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 115 110* 31 76 172
AGGRENOX 114 114 13 77 232
VITAMIN D2 113 102 16 78 158
LYRICA 112 107* 20 79 117
SOLARAZE 112 112 24 79 241
ATELVIA 111 106* 17 81 163
CYMBALTA 111 111 17 81 71
CLOTRIMAZOLE 111 111 35 81 236
ALCOHOL SWABS 110 110 30 84 146
VYTORIN 109 109 13 85 184
SYMBICORT 102 97* 36 86 113
BENICAR HCT 102 102 23 86 100
DIOVAN HCT 102 97* 21 86 215
MELOXICAM 101 96* 25 89 51
DICYCLOMINE HCL 99 94* 36 90 230
NASONEX 98 98 19 91 144
PAROXETINE HCL 97 92* 20 92 89
FAMOTIDINE* 93 93 17 93 56
TEKTURNA 90 85* 12 94 333
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 90 78 14 94 22
DETROL LA 90 90 12 94 258
GLIPIZIDE 89 89 13 97 63
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 88 88 18 98 133
BUSPIRONE HCL 86 81* 17 99 175
MICARDIS 85 80* 16 100 187
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 84 79* 11 101 60
LANSOPRAZOLE 84 79* 14 101 131
COLCRYS 84 84 13 101 155
LACTULOSE 79 74* 15 104 90
TRAMADOL HCL 78 73* 23 105 57
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 77 77 24 106 112
EXELON 77 77 12 106 153
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 77 77 19 106 125
FINASTERIDE 76 76 11 109 66
PLAVIX 76 76 23 109 267
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 74 74 13 111 39
PROPRANOLOL HCL 73 <11 <11 112 202
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 73 <11 <11 R 112 81
JALYN 70 <11 <11 114 385
MICARDIS HCT 69 55 11 115 205
NISOLDIPINE 68 <11 <11 116 368
IBUPROFEN 67 62* 29 117 73
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66 <11 <11 118 54
CILOSTAZOL 62 <11 <11 119 217
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 62 57* 38 S3 119 149
EXFORGE HCT 62 <11 <11 119 265
ALLOPURINOL 60 <11 <11 122 40
ONGLYZA 59 59 11 123 178
NIFEDIPINE ER 58 <11 <11 124 48
METFORMIN HCL ER 57 <11 <11 125 53
DIGOXIN 56 <11 <11 126 186
ULORIC 55 <11 <11 127 237
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 54 <11 <11 128 302
NITROSTAT 54 49* 29 128 209
LEVOFLOXACIN 54 54 34 128 97
KETOCONAZOLE 53 48* 12 131 221
SINGLE USE SWAB 53 53 20 131 110
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 52 52 22 133 140
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. 10, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.