ProPublica

Journalism in the Public Interest

Cancel

Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

See Other Prescribers With This Specialty in This State »

12,132Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 523 out of 5254

$974K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 375 out of 5254

464 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older
55% 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

7% of this provider’s 464 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 464 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

$80 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $71 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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.

Click to Filter by Category

Clear Filter


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 400 351 76 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 369 364* 70 2 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 355 314 49 3 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 320 320 20 4 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 307 269 53 5 9
MIRTAZAPINE 251 228 26 6 44
CRESTOR 203 183 36 7 16
METFORMIN HCL 202 157 29 8 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 188 188 29 9 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 184 171 43 10 3
LISINOPRIL 177 149 24 11 6
ATELVIA 170 165* 28 12 163
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 168 151 31 13 17
GABAPENTIN 167 148 26 14 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 151 140 30 15 19
OMEPRAZOLE 138 101 28 16 5
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 129 124* 23 17 59
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 125 105 23 18 12
CLOPIDOGREL 120 115* 22 19 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 116 100 12 20 36
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114 109* 30 21 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 109 88 20 22 10
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 105 100* 13 A 23 62
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 103 98* 26 24 39
NEXIUM 103 98* 21 24 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102 89 20 26 11
SERTRALINE HCL 102 69 13 26 27
RISPERIDONE 101 <11 <11 A 28 87
MELOXICAM 96 91* 42 29 51
LOVASTATIN 89 89 11 30 58
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 88 83* 47 31 112
BENICAR 88 <11 <11 31 94
AZITHROMYCIN 85 80* 74 33 45
LANTUS 85 68 11 33 75
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 84 79* 20 35 33
BENICAR HCT 83 78* 19 36 100
ATENOLOL 83 78* 20 36 14
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 82 82 13 38 35
DONEPEZIL HCL 80 75* 11 39 28
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 77 72* 11 40 103
MICARDIS HCT 75 70* 12 41 205
ALPRAZOLAM 73 68* 25 B 42 46
CYMBALTA 69 64* 19 43 71
CARVEDILOL 68 68 17 44 25
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 68 63* 53 44 82
FENOFIBRATE* 68 57 19 44 92
FINASTERIDE 67 62* 15 47 66
JANUMET 67 67 13 47 74
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 66 61* 50 49 194
LYRICA 66 52 15 49 117
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 65 54 52 51 234
ACTONEL 65 60* 14 51 189
LEVETIRACETAM 63 <11 <11 53 91
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 62 57* 17 54 327
LACTULOSE 62 57* 18 54 90
KLOR-CON M20 62 62 14 54 129
FENOFIBRATE* 62 41 12 54 92
BYSTOLIC 61 <11 <11 58 93
CLONAZEPAM 61 <11 <11 B 58 114
HALOPERIDOL 59 <11 <11 A 60 156
HYDROXYZINE HCL 58 58 17 R 61 229
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 56 <11 <11 62 253
MECLIZINE HCL 56 51* 25 62 79
VESICARE 56 <11 <11 62 164
FLUOCINONIDE 53 33 19 65 176
ALLOPURINOL 53 <11 <11 65 40
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 51 <11 <11 67 47
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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to checkup@propublica.org and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to checkup@propublica.org.

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 9, 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.