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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,809Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 137 out of 5254

$1.93M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 77 out of 5254

370 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older
99% 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

12% of this provider’s 370 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

$98 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $71 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

54 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
NEXIUM 789 777 98 1 18
CRESTOR 666 647 82 2 16
CLOPIDOGREL 635 624 74 3 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 558 547 76 4 2
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 478 473* 65 5 10
SIMVASTATIN 463 458* 52 6 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 439 427 48 7 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 430 415 61 8 9
LOVAZA 394 383 48 9 43
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 379 355 59 10 17
LIDODERM 367 362* 59 11 64
CARVEDILOL 309 309 35 12 25
CREON 281 276* 35 13 107
OMEPRAZOLE 268 248 48 14 5
METFORMIN HCL 266 248 39 15 7
ADVAIR DISKUS 254 249* 35 16 32
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 249 244* 32 17 29
DIOVAN 246 246 26 18 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 246 224 37 18 12
VOLTAREN 239 234* 48 20 65
FUROSEMIDE 227 222* 36 21 8
MECLIZINE HCL 223 212 37 22 79
CELEBREX 209 209 26 23 76
SYNTHROID 194 189* 26 24 30
JANUVIA 191 179 24 25 26
ZETIA 188 183* 24 26 70
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 186 186 23 27 49
RANITIDINE HCL 178 173* 28 28 41
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 176 162 23 29 24
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 170 165* 57 30 34
AMMONIUM LACTATE 165 160* 36 31 80
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 160 149 20 32 226
PROAIR HFA 156 143 35 33 42
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 155 150* 17 34 35
JANUMET 155 150* 18 34 74
COUMADIN 154 154 13 36 128
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 150 145* 21 37 4
SPIRIVA 144 139* 23 38 55
BENICAR HCT 142 137* 18 39 100
ATENOLOL 139 114 16 40 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 135 135 18 41 19
BENICAR 134 134 14 42 94
NAMENDA 134 134 16 42 38
LISINOPRIL 128 123* 18 44 6
PROCTOZONE-HC 125 120* 27 45 179
GABAPENTIN 123 108 22 46 20
MELOXICAM 123 118* 20 46 51
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 122 122 24 48 170
LIDOCAINE 119 114* 28 49 139
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 119 114* 23 49 11
AZITHROMYCIN 108 103* 69 51 45
RANEXA 107 102* 13 52 157
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 106 106 14 53 47
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 103 103 15 54 59
WARFARIN SODIUM 102 97* 14 55 13
DEXILANT 101 101 14 56 102
TRAMADOL HCL 96 91* 29 57 57
ALLOPURINOL 91 79 11 58 40
LANSOPRAZOLE 86 86 14 59 131
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 82 <11 <11 60 39
EVISTA 80 <11 <11 61 69
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 80 80 18 61 77
IBUPROFEN 79 74* 28 63 73
DICYCLOMINE HCL 79 74* 23 63 230
PLAVIX 78 78 24 65 267
GLIMEPIRIDE 78 67 13 65 37
PROPRANOLOL HCL 75 <11 <11 67 202
ALCOHOL SWABS 73 68* 18 68 146
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 73 73 12 68 22
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 72 <11 <11 R 70 104
SYMBICORT 71 66* 14 71 113
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 70 <11 <11 72 33
RAMIPRIL 69 64* 11 73 50
HYDROCORTISONE VALERATE 69 64* 19 73 307
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 68 <11 <11 75 147
SINGLE USE SWAB 68 68 20 75 110
LYRICA 67 62* 14 77 117
DONEPEZIL HCL 65 <11 <11 78 28
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 62 57* 17 79 21
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 62 62 11 79 197
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 61 <11 <11 81 112
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 60 <11 <11 82 161
VYTORIN 57 <11 <11 83 184
VESICARE 53 53 11 84 164
DIOVAN HCT 53 53 14 84 215
LABETALOL HCL 53 <11 <11 84 111
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 52 <11 <11 87 60
QVAR 52 38 12 87 292
LUNESTA 50 <11 <11 89 248
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 50 <11 <11 R 89 81
TORSEMIDE 50 <11 <11 89 167
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.