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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,459Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 26 out of 2116

$1.5M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 34 out of 2116

626 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older
87% 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 Jersey
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 626 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 626 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

35% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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 Jersey
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 720 604 126 1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 710 586 107 2 4
OMEPRAZOLE 701 515 143 3 5
SIMVASTATIN 678 538 104 4 2
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 600 498 98 5 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 591 432 97 6 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 535 444 89 7 1
CLOPIDOGREL 496 479 65 8 12
NEXIUM 428 297 78 9 20
CARVEDILOL 409 379 63 10 21
METFORMIN HCL 404 239 66 11 8
ALPRAZOLAM 391 308 79 B 12 14
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 385 265 67 13 32
GLIMEPIRIDE 369 296 57 14 34
VOLTAREN 346 272 112 15 73
FUROSEMIDE 341 316 76 16 6
CRESTOR 327 259 58 17 18
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 320 238 51 18 37
DIOVAN 308 285 43 19 16
MELOXICAM 299 237 81 20 50
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 276 243 51 21 46
JANUMET 240 185 41 22 87
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 239 185 69 23 104
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 220 182 40 24 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 219 170 45 25 13
LYRICA 210 158 53 26 75
TRAMADOL HCL 202 164 47 27 30
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 185 155 40 28 33
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 184 115 58 29 162
EVISTA 180 153 28 30 134
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 172 119 35 31 39
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 161 132 41 32 40
NAPROXEN 152 100 49 33 91
CYMBALTA 148 97 25 34 49
JANUVIA 147 88 25 35 31
LISINOPRIL 146 111 28 36 7
TAMSULOSIN HCL 144 129 28 37 27
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 141 117 25 R 38 118
NIFEDIPINE ER 140 128 31 39 103
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 139 113 42 40 95
WELCHOL 135 101 29 41 148
VESICARE 135 101 24 41 115
LOVAZA 134 100 25 43 52
BENICAR HCT 133 117 17 44 128
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 129 111 22 45 63
CLONIDINE HCL 126 114 20 46 69
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 123 79 15 47 245
LIDODERM 122 89 43 48 67
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 118 99 28 49 19
ATELVIA 116 90 22 50 135
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 113 94 14 51 66
AZITHROMYCIN 110 86 86 52 35
FENOFIBRATE* 108 56 28 53 85
ADVAIR DISKUS 108 71 19 53 41
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 105 59 42 55 153
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 104 99* 23 56 10
LORAZEPAM 104 90 26 B 56 38
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 103 98* 18 R 58 102
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 103 81 24 58 29
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103 98* 19 58 54
SERTRALINE HCL 102 82 23 61 28
ZETIA 101 69 21 62 71
AVODART 100 100 15 63 147
ATENOLOL 98 93* 20 64 26
FAMOTIDINE* 98 81 28 64 36
MOMETASONE FUROATE 96 67 34 66 231
DESOXIMETASONE 95 90* 34 67 332
GABAPENTIN 92 56 19 68 23
PROAIR HFA 92 68 32 68 44
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 91 91 16 70 123
CILOSTAZOL 90 85* 22 71 216
MECLIZINE HCL 90 78 36 71 100
DEXILANT 88 66 17 73 120
IBUPROFEN 86 58 32 74 74
DIOVAN HCT 86 67 24 74 170
CLONAZEPAM 86 48 29 B 74 57
CELEBREX 85 57 22 77 62
ACTONEL 83 78* 14 78 199
LEVOFLOXACIN 82 63 63 79 59
WARFARIN SODIUM 80 <11 <11 80 11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 77 72* 15 81 70
ONGLYZA 75 63 16 82 156
PROCTOZONE-HC 75 63 21 82 266
MIRTAZAPINE 72 61 18 84 45
PAROXETINE HCL 71 38 15 85 78
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 71 66* 23 85 98
SPIRIVA 67 51 15 87 65
RAMIPRIL 67 67 17 87 53
GLYBURIDE 66 <11 <11 R 89 114
AMMONIUM LACTATE 66 55 25 89 167
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 65 48 32 R 91 121
MUPIROCIN* 64 50 26 92 130
HYDROXYZINE HCL 61 44 22 R 93 214
BYSTOLIC 61 <11 <11 93 86
NIFEDICAL XL 60 55* 13 95 395
HYDRALAZINE HCL 60 60 12 95 80
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 58 53* 22 97 25
LACTULOSE 58 53* 17 97 77
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 56 30 33 99 107
FLUCONAZOLE 54 34 31 100 317
SPIRONOLACTONE 54 43 13 100 94
VYTORIN 53 <11 <11 102 176
LANTUS 53 <11 <11 102 79
DICYCLOMINE HCL 52 39 30 104 264
GEMFIBROZIL 52 <11 <11 104 241
LANSOPRAZOLE 51 46* 12 106 155
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50 <11 <11 107 244
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.