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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,174Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 231 out of 5254

$1.05M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 309 out of 5254

338 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older
83% 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

21% of this provider’s 338 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 338 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Brand Name Drugs

33% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 27%.

Prescription Price

$65 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $71 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

48 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
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,761 1,761 46 1 13
FUROSEMIDE 741 720 83 2 8
NAMENDA 634 634 46 3 38
EXELON 484 484 68 4 153
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 465 447 61 5 4
MIRTAZAPINE 432 427* 68 6 44
OMEPRAZOLE 404 384 60 7 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 369 364* 52 8 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 348 343* 50 9 33
SIMVASTATIN 296 291* 44 10 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 280 280 48 11 2
NEXIUM 262 257* 23 12 18
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 251 251 40 13 59
LISINOPRIL 249 244* 38 14 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 245 229 42 15 3
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 234 222 34 A 16 62
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 214 209* 50 17 206
DIOVAN 191 191 20 18 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 168 168 33 19 28
RISPERIDONE 163 148 23 A 20 87
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 151 139 38 21 77
CLOPIDOGREL 149 144* 19 22 15
DIGOX 146 146 21 23 98
CITALOPRAM HBR 137 132* 20 24 36
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 137 132* 29 24 39
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 131 131 33 26 103
CYMBALTA 129 <11 <11 27 71
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 129 129 17 27 105
MELOXICAM 125 125 20 29 51
FLUOCINONIDE 125 125 45 29 176
SERTRALINE HCL 117 112* 21 31 27
NUEDEXTA 111 111 13 32 315
SPIRIVA 106 106 18 33 55
CRESTOR 105 82 16 34 16
JANUVIA 104 104 12 35 26
PREDNISONE 102 97* 23 36 52
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 98 93* 21 37 10
SPIRONOLACTONE 95 90* 17 38 86
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 87 74 26 S2 39 99
TAMSULOSIN HCL 82 82 13 40 19
ATENOLOL 80 62 11 41 14
ALPRAZOLAM 80 59 21 B 41 46
ALLOPURINOL 78 73* 15 43 40
LEVETIRACETAM 78 78 12 43 91
GLIPIZIDE 76 <11 <11 45 63
FAMOTIDINE* 73 68* 14 46 56
ADVAIR DISKUS 72 67* 15 47 32
CEFUROXIME 67 62* 39 48 225
GABAPENTIN 67 62* 19 48 20
AZITHROMYCIN 67 62* 45 48 45
KLOR-CON M20 65 65 12 51 129
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64 <11 <11 52 11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 64 64 12 52 106
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 64 59* 48 52 82
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 63 58* 18 55 124
METFORMIN HCL 63 48 14 55 7
CEPHALEXIN 62 62 32 57 177
FENTANYL 62 49 22 S2 57 169
NITROFURANTOIN* 61 61 15 59 361
CARVEDILOL 60 60 13 60 25
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 59 <11 <11 61 47
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 58 53* 25 62 120
MORPHINE SULFATE 56 56 24 S2 63 316
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 56 <11 <11 63 142
AMIODARONE HCL 56 <11 <11 63 280
FINASTERIDE 55 50* 12 66 66
HALOPERIDOL 52 <11 <11 A 67 156
SANTYL 52 <11 <11 67 148
BACLOFEN 52 47* 13 67 151
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 51 <11 <11 70 182
NOVOLIN R 51 51 11 70 264
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 Jan. 13, 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.