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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,930Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 436 out of 5254

$590K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1102 out of 5254

555 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older
73% 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

12% of this provider’s 555 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 555 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 27%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $71 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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
WARFARIN SODIUM 867 867 67 1 13
FUROSEMIDE 621 621 91 2 8
OMEPRAZOLE 597 592* 110 3 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 561 556* 94 4 4
MIRTAZAPINE 480 480 78 5 44
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 419 414* 76 6 9
LISINOPRIL 319 314* 60 7 6
SIMVASTATIN 278 265 55 8 1
CITALOPRAM HBR 262 262 40 9 36
SERTRALINE HCL 262 262 42 9 27
GABAPENTIN 203 185 31 11 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 198 193* 47 12 3
CLOPIDOGREL 192 187* 32 13 15
ATENOLOL 186 181* 26 14 14
NAMENDA 178 178 21 15 38
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 175 175 27 A 16 62
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 168 163* 30 17 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 163 163 26 18 28
KLOR-CON M20 135 135 30 19 129
METFORMIN HCL 132 127* 27 20 7
ABILIFY 124 <11 <11 A 21 193
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 124 119* 59 21 124
TRAZODONE HCL 116 116 24 23 67
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 115 110* 33 24 2
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 112 107* 21 25 47
TAMSULOSIN HCL 110 105* 23 26 19
LEVETIRACETAM 109 97 14 27 91
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 109 104* 25 27 39
LANTUS 108 103* 18 29 75
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 92 87* 21 30 105
DIOVAN 91 <11 <11 31 23
FLUOROMETHOLONE 90 78 30 32 598
CYMBALTA 83 <11 <11 33 71
CARVEDILOL 82 82 19 34 25
KLOR-CON M10 81 81 14 35 260
JANUVIA 80 <11 <11 36 26
LATANOPROST 79 79 17 37 141
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 78 78 16 38 22
PAROXETINE HCL 77 77 14 39 89
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 76 71* 25 40 356
ALLOPURINOL 74 74 11 41 40
FINASTERIDE 74 74 14 41 66
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 74 74 11 41 106
RISPERIDONE 62 62 14 A 44 87
SPIRIVA 61 61 17 45 55
AVELOX 61 56* 45 45 388
TORSEMIDE 60 60 14 47 167
LIDODERM 60 60 14 47 64
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 58 58 16 49 34
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57 <11 <11 50 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 57 57 13 50 33
NOVOLOG 57 52* 19 50 201
ADVAIR DISKUS 56 56 15 53 32
PREDNISONE 56 51* 21 53 52
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 55 55 11 55 12
DIGOX 55 55 15 55 98
HYDRALAZINE HCL 55 55 15 55 68
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 53 48* 30 58 103
OXYCODONE HCL 53 53 40 S2 58 108
NYSTATIN 53 53 26 58 137
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 52 <11 <11 61 21
PREDNISOLONE ACETATE 51 46* 20 62 484
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 50 50 28 63 82
EXELON 50 <11 <11 63 153
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 Aug. 29, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.