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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,128Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 61 out of 5254

$2.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 68 out of 5254

724 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older
88% 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

9% of this provider’s 724 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Brand Name Drugs

46% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 27%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$81 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $71 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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 1,203 1,141 158 1 10
NEXIUM 988 925 139 2 18
SIMVASTATIN 905 834 144 3 1
CRESTOR 676 612 100 4 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 637 581 90 5 2
CLOPIDOGREL 633 593 78 6 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 616 556 107 7 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 519 447 75 8 3
METFORMIN HCL 511 456 82 9 7
FUROSEMIDE 392 379 70 10 8
DIOVAN 363 338 53 11 23
LIDODERM 338 321 69 12 64
CARVEDILOL 329 306 45 13 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 318 285 47 14 19
SYNTHROID 310 280 39 15 30
LOVAZA 296 244 40 16 43
GLIMEPIRIDE 292 261 42 17 37
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 291 286* 37 18 4
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 286 246 29 19 47
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 285 258 48 20 49
ATENOLOL 280 233 41 21 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 277 261 49 22 9
DEXILANT 274 247 51 23 102
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 269 245 54 24 11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 261 226 42 25 59
CREON 259 227 37 26 107
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 256 230 32 27 60
OMEPRAZOLE 255 206 54 28 5
ALLOPURINOL 237 213 38 29 40
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 236 218 35 30 101
MELOXICAM 235 202 64 31 51
ADVAIR DISKUS 217 198 39 32 32
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 200 163 37 33 29
BENICAR HCT 179 160 31 34 100
MECLIZINE HCL 175 161 38 35 79
VOLTAREN 174 155 44 36 65
DIOVAN HCT 174 154 34 36 215
JANUMET 169 131 25 38 74
CELEBREX 167 154 48 39 76
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 166 150 31 40 12
BYSTOLIC 161 131 22 41 93
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 155 125 28 R 42 104
JANUVIA 154 149* 22 43 26
RAMIPRIL 151 136 24 44 50
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 148 111 26 45 24
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 145 112 56 46 34
EXFORGE HCT 142 137* 16 47 265
LISINOPRIL 139 108 27 48 6
ZETIA 135 119 16 49 70
CLONIDINE HCL 134 114 33 50 84
TOPROL XL 131 126* 14 51 208
PROAIR HFA 123 110 25 52 42
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 121 94 97 53 122
BENICAR 113 102 21 54 94
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 112 107* 17 55 21
ALCOHOL SWABS 108 92 24 56 146
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 108 89 15 R 56 81
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 107 87 20 58 39
AMMONIUM LACTATE 106 79 25 59 80
SPIRIVA 101 96* 17 60 55
NAMENDA 101 101 20 60 38
IBUPROFEN 93 76 27 62 73
MICARDIS 92 80 12 63 187
PROCTOZONE-HC 90 71 19 64 179
FINASTERIDE 90 90 12 64 66
TRAMADOL HCL 90 85* 26 64 57
GLIPIZIDE 88 83* 14 67 63
MICARDIS HCT 88 69 14 67 205
EXFORGE 87 <11 <11 69 135
DICYCLOMINE HCL 83 78* 21 70 230
VYTORIN 83 78* 11 70 184
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 82 68 35 S3 72 149
HYDRALAZINE HCL 81 76* 14 73 68
WARFARIN SODIUM 81 81 11 73 13
LANSOPRAZOLE 80 75* 13 75 131
ALCOHOL PADS 79 63 13 76 228
AMITIZA 78 67 12 77 159
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 77 62 15 78 35
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76 53 15 79 54
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 70 <11 <11 A 80 62
KETOCONAZOLE 70 59 22 80 221
LEVOFLOXACIN 68 63* 56 82 97
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 68 56 48 82 82
VESICARE 67 67 14 84 164
AVODART 66 45 11 85 115
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 66 46 11 85 171
NITROSTAT 66 61* 21 85 209
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 66 36 20 S3 85 31
FAMOTIDINE* 65 <11 <11 89 56
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 65 60* 11 89 170
ALPRAZOLAM 64 59* 19 B 91 46
GLYBURIDE 64 53 12 R 91 96
DONEPEZIL HCL 64 51 12 91 28
SINGLE USE SWAB 63 58* 17 94 110
RANITIDINE HCL 63 58* 15 94 41
NIFEDIPINE ER 63 <11 <11 94 48
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 61 <11 <11 97 33
LUNESTA 61 56* 15 97 248
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 61 56* 16 97 61
AZOR 60 <11 <11 100 181
DIGOX 60 <11 <11 100 98
JALYN 60 <11 <11 100 385
RANEXA 59 <11 <11 103 157
GLIPIZIDE ER 58 <11 <11 104 121
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 58 58 12 104 130
LOPERAMIDE 55 37 11 106 301
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 54 <11 <11 107 22
SPIRONOLACTONE 53 <11 <11 108 86
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 53 48* 14 108 140
VENTOLIN HFA 52 27 15 110 72
PLAVIX 52 52 14 110 267
METFORMIN HCL ER 51 <11 <11 112 53
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 51 51 18 112 112
SYMBICORT 51 39 12 112 113
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 51 51 15 112 197
CLONAZEPAM 50 45* 24 B 116 114
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 March 14, 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.