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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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37,050Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 5254

$1.87M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 87 out of 5254

756 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older
96% 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

20% of this provider’s 756 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 756 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 27%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $71 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

49 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 2,845 2,215 350 1 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,967 1,619 235 2 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,956 1,642 226 3 2
LISINOPRIL 1,216 927 160 4 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,146 961 130 5 4
METFORMIN HCL 945 712 119 6 7
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 789 609 193 7 125
FUROSEMIDE 757 681 138 8 8
NAMENDA 719 714* 60 9 38
TAMSULOSIN HCL 594 539 86 10 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 584 532 86 11 12
OMEPRAZOLE 505 387 130 12 5
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 492 388 113 S2 13 99
WARFARIN SODIUM 489 443 40 14 13
ADVAIR DISKUS 489 435 86 14 32
EXELON 483 466 71 16 153
GLIPIZIDE 468 375 59 17 63
GABAPENTIN 464 401 66 18 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 430 336 66 19 10
FINASTERIDE 405 390 57 20 66
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 402 369 113 21 103
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 390 286 55 22 3
RANITIDINE HCL 388 317 58 23 41
ENULOSE 384 290 78 24 249
CLOPIDOGREL 381 334 57 25 15
MIRTAZAPINE 376 350 56 26 44
LACTULOSE 345 325 74 27 90
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 317 296 38 A 28 62
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 281 246 34 29 35
CARVEDILOL 276 211 36 30 25
LORAZEPAM 252 238 54 B 31 85
JANUVIA 250 219 31 32 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 245 240* 43 33 36
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 229 201 31 34 11
SPIRIVA 223 218* 37 35 55
LATANOPROST 217 192 36 36 141
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 216 164 39 37 34
HUMULIN 70-30 214 183 28 38 339
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 205 171 29 39 29
SERTRALINE HCL 204 190 35 40 27
NAPROXEN 199 160 109 41 95
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 197 163 27 42 105
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 197 186 47 42 17
CLOTRIMAZOLE 190 159 67 44 236
PROAIR HFA 188 155 48 45 42
ATENOLOL 180 164 22 46 14
PREDNISONE 179 157 74 47 52
GLIPIZIDE ER 170 120 28 48 121
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 169 112 24 49 101
LEVETIRACETAM 169 122 22 49 91
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 167 98 20 51 54
LEVOFLOXACIN 165 146 119 52 97
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 159 142 20 53 106
NOVOLIN 70-30 152 125 35 54 373
FENTANYL 151 126 29 S2 55 169
CEFUROXIME 143 120 113 56 225
FAMOTIDINE* 142 129 30 57 56
HYDRALAZINE HCL 142 137* 28 57 68
METOLAZONE 141 136* 48 59 272
RISPERIDONE 140 118 23 A 60 87
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 139 111 20 61 231
CLONIDINE HCL 138 109 18 62 84
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 137 132* 20 63 59
TRAZODONE HCL 133 97 20 64 67
ALPRAZOLAM 130 112 41 B 65 46
HUMULIN R 129 105 45 66 299
SPIRONOLACTONE 128 114 21 67 86
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 127 110 26 68 142
GLIPIZIDE XL 127 98 23 68 78
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 127 112 16 68 47
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 127 103 23 68 33
CLONAZEPAM 124 96 30 B 72 114
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 124 119* 18 72 275
TRAMADOL HCL 123 118* 50 74 57
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 118 70 13 R 75 211
DIOVAN 117 112* 11 76 23
PRADAXA 116 104 11 77 174
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 115 56 12 78 253
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 115 90 37 78 191
MECLIZINE HCL 114 73 25 80 79
LOVASTATIN 113 90 12 81 58
MUPIROCIN* 111 94 56 82 192
DIGOXIN 111 106* 18 82 186
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 103 77 14 84 22
TRAVATAN Z 102 97* 12 85 284
AZITHROMYCIN 101 84 83 86 45
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 99 82 13 87 269
FLUOCINONIDE 98 93* 23 88 176
FENOFIBRATE* 92 60 12 89 92
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 92 81 26 89 77
INSULIN SYRINGE* 90 53 35 91 251
CYMBALTA 86 47 12 92 71
ABILIFY 85 <11 <11 A 93 193
CILOSTAZOL 84 84 13 94 217
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 77 72* 16 S2 95 381
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 76 63 63 96 82
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 75 61 63 97 122
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 75 62 12 97 182
ZETIA 74 61 11 99 70
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72 <11 <11 100 49
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 72 <11 <11 100 303
NOVOLIN R 72 67* 31 100 264
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 72 <11 <11 100 197
LOPERAMIDE 71 50 24 104 301
SANTYL 69 64* 16 105 148
LANTUS 69 64* 24 105 75
HALOPERIDOL 69 45 11 A 105 156
VALPROIC ACID* 68 63* 11 108 222
TAMIFLU 65 60* 63 109 180
NIFEDIPINE ER 65 42 12 109 48
KETOCONAZOLE 64 64 13 111 221
FLUCONAZOLE 63 41 50 112 377
RENVELA 61 <11 <11 113 238
PROCTOZONE-HC 61 43 12 113 179
AVODART 60 <11 <11 115 115
COMBIGAN 60 <11 <11 115 488
DORZOLAMIDE HCL 59 <11 <11 117 567
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 59 35 13 117 24
LYRICA 59 <11 <11 117 117
CALCIUM ACETATE 58 <11 <11 120 330
NYSTATIN 57 52* 23 121 137
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 56 41 12 R 122 168
MORPHINE SULFATE 55 50* 20 S2 123 316
DIGOX 54 49* 17 124 98
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 54 <11 <11 124 21
XARELTO 53 <11 <11 126 218
PREDNISOLONE ACETATE 52 47* 27 127 484
LABETALOL HCL 52 47* 13 127 111
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 50 45* 15 129 198
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 Sept. 7, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.