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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,220Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 100 out of 5254

$1.24M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 205 out of 5254

646 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older
98% 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

9% of this provider’s 646 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 27%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $71 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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
SIMVASTATIN 1,005 800 153 1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 963 705 119 2 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 854 638 121 3 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 704 532 84 4 4
LISINOPRIL 645 439 86 5 6
METFORMIN HCL 570 362 82 6 7
JANUVIA 533 400 44 7 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 472 333 59 8 19
RISPERIDONE 444 325 58 A 9 87
WARFARIN SODIUM 443 412 39 10 13
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 429 368 61 A 11 62
OLANZAPINE 325 209 43 A 12 123
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 323 207 39 13 24
FAMOTIDINE* 319 235 56 14 56
FUROSEMIDE 316 281 60 15 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 311 291 43 16 28
LORAZEPAM 282 175 77 B 17 85
CLOPIDOGREL 269 243 41 18 15
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 262 170 42 19 105
NAMENDA 260 236 17 20 38
CLOZAPINE 236 51 16 A 21 270
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 233 199 35 22 39
AMANTADINE 218 205 29 23 375
HALOPERIDOL 211 148 48 A 24 156
FINASTERIDE 204 168 28 25 66
GABAPENTIN 202 178 33 26 20
OMEPRAZOLE 199 143 40 27 5
CLONAZEPAM 196 123 46 B 28 114
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 177 69 38 R 29 211
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 173 91 25 30 295
MIRTAZAPINE 169 164* 25 31 44
CITALOPRAM HBR 165 141 30 32 36
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 158 112 24 33 11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 152 147* 16 34 22
VALPROIC ACID* 148 123 26 35 222
ABILIFY 147 113 12 A 36 193
LOVASTATIN 145 89 16 37 58
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 141 130 21 38 106
ATENOLOL 132 82 18 39 14
RANITIDINE HCL 130 93 23 40 41
SPIRIVA 125 109 26 41 55
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 125 120* 34 41 103
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 125 120* 28 41 142
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 119 91 12 44 150
ADVAIR DISKUS 119 101 24 44 32
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 116 98 23 46 33
CARVEDILOL 115 100 24 47 25
TERAZOSIN HCL 114 73 18 48 162
DIGOXIN 114 114 17 48 186
LEVETIRACETAM 112 94 22 50 91
GEMFIBROZIL 110 42 15 51 132
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 110 105* 11 51 101
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 108 86 34 S2 53 99
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 106 56 13 54 35
GLIPIZIDE 103 62 15 55 63
CRESTOR 102 33 17 56 16
NEXIUM 101 52 17 57 18
SERTRALINE HCL 99 73 12 58 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 97 83 17 59 10
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 97 82 13 59 253
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 94 77 15 61 3
HUMALOG 90 79 25 62 183
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 86 <11 <11 R 63 81
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 85 80* 17 64 231
LACTULOSE 85 66 27 64 90
RAMIPRIL 83 51 15 66 50
ALLOPURINOL 81 <11 <11 67 40
LITHIUM CARBONATE 80 48 12 68 354
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 80 63 26 68 160
CLONIDINE HCL 78 52 12 70 84
PREDNISONE 78 73* 18 70 52
RENVELA 78 <11 <11 70 238
CARBAMAZEPINE 75 <11 <11 73 308
LANTUS 75 38 22 73 75
FENOFIBRATE* 74 <11 <11 75 92
AVODART 74 <11 <11 75 115
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 73 55 24 77 359
NOVOLIN R 73 41 24 77 264
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 73 62 16 77 34
PERPHENAZINE 72 <11 <11 A 80 414
FLUOCINONIDE 72 54 23 80 176
PROAIR HFA 69 24 13 82 42
GLIMEPIRIDE 68 <11 <11 83 37
LABETALOL HCL 68 <11 <11 83 111
HYDRALAZINE HCL 68 68 12 83 68
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 64 38 21 86 17
VENTOLIN HFA 63 52 16 87 72
SSD 63 58* 23 87 214
PROPRANOLOL HCL 63 <11 <11 87 202
DIOVAN 62 <11 <11 90 23
TRAZODONE HCL 62 30 19 90 67
NOVOLIN 70-30 61 <11 <11 92 373
TRAVATAN Z 61 48 11 92 284
VALPROIC ACID* 59 48 11 94 222
IBUPROFEN 58 45 19 95 73
SYMBICORT 56 <11 <11 96 113
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 55 <11 <11 97 351
LUMIGAN 54 <11 <11 98 426
FLUOXETINE HCL 54 <11 <11 98 126
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 54 <11 <11 A 98 464
NAPROXEN 52 <11 <11 101 95
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 51 39 38 102 82
VESICARE 51 <11 <11 102 164
LATANOPROST 51 35 14 102 141
ECONAZOLE NITRATE 50 <11 <11 105 314
CEPHALEXIN 50 45* 34 105 177
LEVOFLOXACIN 50 45* 39 105 97
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.