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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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49,871Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 2116

$2.87M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 2116

1,173 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older
84% 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

17% of this provider’s 1,173 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 1,173 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

43 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
FUROSEMIDE 2,109 1,969 282 1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,691 1,535 232 2 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,514 1,413 228 3 1
NAMENDA 1,213 1,193 103 4 24
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,171 1,026 119 5 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,067 1,010 180 6 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 882 792 126 7 25
SIMVASTATIN 859 747 132 8 2
MIRTAZAPINE 826 748 140 9 45
LISINOPRIL 795 722 142 10 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 785 655 117 11 9
GABAPENTIN 781 635 124 12 23
RISPERIDONE 762 644 90 A 13 60
OMEPRAZOLE 687 575 151 14 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 683 637 114 15 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 666 643 114 16 22
CLOPIDOGREL 627 596 106 17 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 617 566 94 18 56
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 615 563 93 19 33
CARVEDILOL 607 562 102 20 21
TRAZODONE HCL 589 490 89 21 68
LORAZEPAM 564 444 114 B 22 38
METFORMIN HCL 522 436 82 23 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 506 462 118 24 3
FAMOTIDINE* 494 466 93 25 36
SERTRALINE HCL 485 431 79 26 28
TAMSULOSIN HCL 455 392 93 27 27
CYMBALTA 448 373 41 28 49
TRAMADOL HCL 447 442* 85 29 30
HYDRALAZINE HCL 434 372 54 30 80
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 403 375 48 A 31 58
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 395 364 85 32 81
ALPRAZOLAM 378 339 72 B 33 14
CLONAZEPAM 362 280 38 B 34 57
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 328 295 53 35 63
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 321 262 82 36 29
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 312 275 122 37 105
LYRICA 305 192 22 38 75
RANITIDINE HCL 304 268 41 39 88
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 302 221 35 40 72
SANTYL 282 246 73 41 108
FENTANYL 275 222 26 S2 42 82
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 273 242 75 S2 43 47
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 269 239 54 44 13
LANTUS 266 233 42 45 79
DIGOX 266 246 50 45 92
PREDNISONE 264 224 82 47 55
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 258 253* 46 48 15
OXYCODONE HCL 256 135 41 S2 49 61
DIOVAN 255 239 29 50 16
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 253 197 47 51 17
ALLOPURINOL 253 235 42 51 48
OXYCONTIN 251 181 24 S2 53 101
ABILIFY 246 218 20 A 54 117
LEVETIRACETAM 240 175 39 55 76
GLIMEPIRIDE 239 210 37 56 34
LEVOFLOXACIN 238 214 117 57 59
RAMIPRIL 227 214 35 58 53
SPIRONOLACTONE 226 207 37 59 94
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 225 213 27 60 113
GLIPIZIDE 219 191 29 61 84
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 213 173 20 S2 62 191
ADVAIR DISKUS 212 175 46 63 41
JANUVIA 208 203* 24 64 31
ATENOLOL 206 181 41 65 26
IBUPROFEN 205 131 43 66 74
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 187 156 44 S3 67 51
FINASTERIDE 180 167 29 68 96
HUMALOG 176 164 25 69 146
NYSTATIN 173 155 78 70 149
CEPHALEXIN 173 152 103 70 182
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 170 147 53 72 43
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 164 81 20 S2 73 93
SPIRIVA 163 140 41 74 65
NUEDEXTA 161 102 15 75 217
PAROXETINE HCL 161 116 21 75 78
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 152 147* 35 77 40
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 149 135 25 78 39
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 149 133 44 78 251
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 149 144* 23 78 133
TRAVATAN Z 147 142* 23 81 222
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 144 120 76 82 175
EXELON 142 142 24 83 111
PRANDIN 137 137 11 84 160
MUPIROCIN* 132 127* 60 85 130
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 130 118 15 86 179
BACLOFEN 129 62 24 87 161
LACTULOSE 129 109 20 87 77
KETOCONAZOLE 129 99 34 87 183
AMIODARONE HCL 129 129 25 87 185
METHENAMINE HIPPURATE 127 107 11 91 327
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 126 121* 69 92 187
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 126 126 15 92 123
KLOR-CON 10 124 119* 25 94 200
CLONIDINE HCL 123 92 23 95 69
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 120 102 17 96 32
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 119 99 39 97 90
LATANOPROST 118 118 28 98 154
CRESTOR 118 113* 25 98 18
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 115 110* 60 100 83
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 114 109* 17 101 140
OLANZAPINE 110 52 11 A 102 112
PHENYTOIN 108 <11 <11 103 307
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 106 <11 <11 104 137
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 104 <11 <11 105 259
CELEBREX 104 99* 25 105 62
PROCRIT 102 97* 11 107 253
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 100 89 57 108 99
KLOR-CON M10 98 93* 28 109 197
KLOR-CON M20 98 83 34 109 116
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 97 50 15 111 66
NEXIUM 94 89* 17 112 20
FENOFIBRATE* 94 68 12 112 85
DILTIAZEM HCL 94 89* 20 112 282
MELOXICAM 91 80 17 115 50
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 88 88 15 116 371
DETROL LA 88 83* 16 116 223
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 87 87 14 118 302
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 86 86 14 119 131
NYSTOP 86 81* 50 119 310
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 86 61 25 119 95
AZITHROMYCIN 85 72 57 122 35
FLUOXETINE HCL 84 84 13 123 141
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 83 78* 68 124 261
VESICARE 82 82 17 125 115
TORSEMIDE 81 <11 <11 126 119
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 81 46 16 S2 126 226
DIAZEPAM 80 62 22 B 128 124
BUSPIRONE HCL 77 72* 22 129 168
TRADJENTA 77 77 12 129 171
LIDODERM 76 61 18 131 67
DORZOLAMIDE HCL 76 <11 <11 131 457
RENVELA 76 <11 <11 131 221
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 75 70* 28 134 180
TIMOLOL MALEATE 73 73 13 135 291
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 73 42 17 135 256
PROPRANOLOL HCL 71 <11 <11 137 230
AMMONIUM LACTATE 70 65* 32 138 167
ZETIA 70 <11 <11 138 71
AGGRENOX 69 <11 <11 140 208
NITROFURANTOIN* 68 63* 36 141 296
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 68 63* 15 141 150
XARELTO 68 63* 15 141 173
TYGACIL 67 <11 <11 10 144 470
VERAPAMIL ER 67 67 11 144 169
ALPHAGAN P 66 <11 <11 146 472
SUCRALFATE 65 60* 17 147 248
ROPINIROLE HCL 64 <11 <11 148 211
NOVOLOG 64 43 18 148 127
LOVAZA 64 <11 <11 148 52
DILTIAZEM ER 63 <11 <11 151 352
HYDROXYZINE HCL 63 58* 12 R 151 214
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 62 38 13 153 184
BUPROPION XL 61 37 11 154 219
REPAGLINIDE 61 61 13 154 343
CARBAMAZEPINE 60 <11 <11 156 213
TERAZOSIN HCL 59 54* 12 157 227
CALCIUM ACETATE 58 <11 <11 158 357
PATANOL 58 53* 19 158 240
ENTACAPONE 58 <11 <11 158 402
VALPROIC ACID* 57 <11 <11 161 204
METHIMAZOLE 57 57 11 161 350
MECLIZINE HCL 56 56 13 163 100
CILOSTAZOL 56 <11 <11 163 216
BUDESONIDE 56 51* 15 163 233
LITHIUM CARBONATE 56 <11 <11 163 292
RIVASTIGMINE 55 55 11 167 408
HUMULIN 70-30 54 <11 <11 168 318
LEVEMIR 53 48* 11 169 224
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53 48* 13 169 54
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 52 47* 18 171 350
BUMETANIDE 52 <11 <11 171 236
MORPHINE SULFATE 52 47* 34 S2 171 331
HALOPERIDOL 51 <11 <11 A 174 190
XIFAXAN 51 <11 <11 174 393
HYDROCORTISONE 50 45* 23 176 263
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 50 45* 11 176 177
VANCOMYCIN HCL* 50 45* 16 176 386
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 March 3, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.