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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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31,107Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 29 out of 5254

$3.45M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 5254

1,523 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older
95% 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

2% of this provider’s 1,523 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Brand Name Drugs

49% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 27%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$111 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $71 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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
EVISTA 2,091 1,924 340 10 1 69
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,557 1,429 332 2 2
SIMVASTATIN 1,498 1,369 327 3 1
NEXIUM 1,057 961 222 4 18
LOVAZA 934 797 162 5 43
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 923 859 203 6 3
LIDODERM 914 868 218 7 64
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 895 842 188 8 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 866 805 197 9 12
OMEPRAZOLE 763 717 205 10 5
CRESTOR 671 620 118 11 16
JANUVIA 660 628 112 12 26
DIOVAN 627 594 115 13 23
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 580 502 209 14 34
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 521 500 123 15 10
METFORMIN HCL 521 437 119 15 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 472 428 104 17 4
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 469 424 122 18 35
ATENOLOL 464 408 84 19 14
CLOPIDOGREL 454 437 97 20 15
PATANOL 440 394 135 21 185
TAMSULOSIN HCL 413 379 103 22 19
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 411 406* 86 10 23 271
AMMONIUM LACTATE 395 363 129 24 80
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 393 350 72 25 29
AZITHROMYCIN 332 299 264 26 45
ALLOPURINOL 308 295 69 27 40
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 307 286 190 28 125
GLIMEPIRIDE 298 270 61 29 37
LISINOPRIL 287 237 70 30 6
AVODART 281 276* 54 31 115
PROAIR HFA 247 227 69 32 42
VOLTAREN 243 207 126 33 65
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 236 201 106 34 120
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 231 226* 53 35 49
GEMFIBROZIL 225 181 55 36 132
BENICAR 222 222 40 37 94
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 214 199 80 38 17
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 210 197 85 R 39 104
ADVAIR DISKUS 209 193 42 40 32
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 185 180* 43 41 47
LIDOCAINE 182 169 94 42 139
MELOXICAM 178 173* 70 43 51
FUROSEMIDE 177 177 51 44 8
MECLIZINE HCL 169 164* 112 45 79
CARVEDILOL 164 151 31 46 25
PROCTOZONE-HC 158 153* 54 47 179
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 146 141* 45 48 9
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 140 135* 116 49 82
CELEBREX 138 126 38 50 76
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 136 136 33 R 51 81
SINGLE USE SWAB 133 128* 50 52 110
ACTONEL 133 128* 30 52 189
FAMOTIDINE* 125 120* 29 54 56
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 121 116* 43 55 77
VIREAD 114 99 17 56 247
BENICAR HCT 108 103* 21 57 100
DIOVAN HCT 104 99* 23 58 215
GLIPIZIDE 104 99* 25 58 63
NASONEX 103 76 36 60 144
BARACLUDE 100 84 13 61 341
BYSTOLIC 95 80 15 62 93
GLIPIZIDE XL 94 77 22 63 78
DONEPEZIL HCL 92 92 26 64 28
RANEXA 87 59 19 65 157
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 86 64 24 66 21
PREDNISONE 86 81* 62 66 52
FINASTERIDE 84 79* 19 68 66
COLCRYS 83 83 13 69 155
SPIRIVA 71 66* 13 70 55
ONGLYZA 71 57 15 70 178
SYNTHROID 71 52 15 70 30
RANITIDINE HCL 68 52 24 73 41
AMOXICILLIN 67 62* 59 74 152
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 67 62* 35 74 112
PRANDIN 67 67 15 74 203
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64 59* 18 77 11
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 62 44 16 78 140
FENOFIBRATE* 62 57* 15 78 92
MICARDIS 61 <11 <11 80 187
CLONIDINE HCL 61 61 16 80 84
GABAPENTIN 55 50* 16 82 20
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 55 50* 15 82 61
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 55 50* 15 82 24
MOMETASONE FUROATE 53 48* 34 85 244
AGGRENOX 53 <11 <11 85 232
AZELASTINE HCL 52 47* 18 87 239
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 51 46* 11 88 303
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 50 38 15 89 101
MICARDIS HCT 50 <11 <11 89 205
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 April 23, 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.