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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,224Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 34 out of 2116

$1.56M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 29 out of 2116

658 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older
71% 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

12% of this provider’s 658 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 658 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$74 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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
WARFARIN SODIUM 716 609 35 1 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 706 420 106 2 4
SIMVASTATIN 625 451 139 3 2
LORAZEPAM 514 223 62 B 4 38
CLONAZEPAM 507 154 57 B 5 57
FUROSEMIDE 469 350 92 6 6
LISINOPRIL 408 295 84 7 7
OMEPRAZOLE 391 256 88 8 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 346 279 80 9 1
ALPRAZOLAM 343 248 71 B 10 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 301 233 71 11 10
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 286 75 31 A 12 58
RISPERIDONE 286 174 31 A 12 60
LACTULOSE 270 102 25 14 77
GLIMEPIRIDE 260 195 54 15 34
GABAPENTIN 252 155 48 16 23
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 251 210 55 17 33
CRESTOR 239 196 67 18 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 229 164 63 19 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 223 105 34 20 56
CARVEDILOL 223 146 45 20 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 220 177 63 22 3
METFORMIN HCL 205 135 46 23 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 201 133 41 24 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 192 108 33 25 25
LEVETIRACETAM 186 97 22 26 76
LAMOTRIGINE 184 52 17 27 164
HUMALOG 183 73 21 28 146
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 182 76 39 S2 29 47
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 181 76 17 30 72
SPIRONOLACTONE 179 85 27 31 94
ATENOLOL 174 136 40 32 26
PRANDIN 169 130 20 33 160
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 169 144 33 33 32
CLOPIDOGREL 166 103 39 35 12
TRAZODONE HCL 163 75 38 36 68
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 161 141 42 37 15
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 160 88 29 38 90
TAMSULOSIN HCL 158 143 38 39 27
SERTRALINE HCL 155 130 30 40 28
NAMENDA 154 128 22 41 24
LANTUS 154 50 21 41 79
FINASTERIDE 152 133 34 43 96
CYMBALTA 149 78 23 44 49
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 148 94 41 S3 45 51
MIRTAZAPINE 148 97 39 45 45
DIOVAN 146 129 28 47 16
TRAMADOL HCL 136 112 42 48 30
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 135 67 17 R 49 159
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 131 90 32 50 29
DONEPEZIL HCL 128 117 22 51 22
ABILIFY 123 94 13 A 52 117
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120 95 29 53 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 118 100 39 54 19
TOPIRAMATE 110 39 14 55 189
FENTANYL 104 63 23 S2 56 82
PAROXETINE HCL 102 57 23 57 78
FENOFIBRATE* 99 50 18 58 85
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 95 77 44 59 104
ALLOPURINOL 94 89* 31 60 48
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 91 59 18 61 63
ADVAIR DISKUS 91 57 31 61 41
TEMAZEPAM 91 <11 <11 B 61 136
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 90 67 43 64 43
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 87 53 22 65 70
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 86 55 55 66 99
FAMOTIDINE* 85 47 18 67 36
LIDODERM 81 62 24 68 67
PREDNISONE 79 74* 26 69 55
VESICARE 78 <11 <11 70 115
HALOPERIDOL 76 <11 <11 A 71 190
NIFEDIPINE ER 74 60 18 72 103
NEXIUM 72 57 24 73 20
NYSTATIN 71 36 31 74 149
SUCRALFATE 68 34 15 75 248
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 68 41 20 75 137
RAMIPRIL 67 62* 18 77 53
RENVELA 65 <11 <11 78 221
REPAGLINIDE 62 45 16 79 343
LEVOFLOXACIN 62 43 39 79 59
DIAZEPAM 60 15 17 B 81 124
SENSIPAR 60 <11 <11 81 257
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 59 54* 16 83 131
SYMBICORT 58 24 22 84 132
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 57 29 17 85 122
OLANZAPINE 57 <11 <11 A 85 112
PROAIR HFA 56 22 21 87 44
VENLAFAXINE HCL 56 <11 <11 87 382
AZITHROMYCIN 56 42 40 87 35
OXCARBAZEPINE 55 37 11 90 243
METHOTREXATE 54 <11 <11 91 234
SPS 53 <11 <11 92 431
CEFUROXIME 53 48* 45 92 125
LITHIUM CARBONATE 52 <11 <11 94 292
BUSPIRONE HCL 52 32 11 94 168
CARBAMAZEPINE 51 <11 <11 96 213
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 51 <11 <11 S2 96 93
NOVOLIN 70-30 51 <11 <11 96 389
DIGOXIN 50 45* 11 99 194
RESTASIS 50 <11 <11 99 235
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. 16, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.