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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,181Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1859 out of 5254

$363K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2236 out of 5254

454 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older
7% 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

3% of this provider’s 454 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 454 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

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $71 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 408 403* 97 1 3
SIMVASTATIN 292 292 60 2 1
LISINOPRIL 246 241* 53 3 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 239 239 52 4 4
SYNTHROID 212 193 43 5 30
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 188 188 39 6 2
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 180 165 48 7 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 152 122 25 8 13
FUROSEMIDE 144 139* 31 9 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 140 140 38 10 10
AZITHROMYCIN 121 110 97 11 45
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121 121 27 11 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 92 92 15 13 9
NEXIUM 90 85* 18 14 18
CRESTOR 89 84* 19 15 16
OMEPRAZOLE 86 86 21 16 5
LORAZEPAM 80 75* 31 B 17 85
ATENOLOL 79 79 18 18 14
TOPROL XL 78 73* 13 19 208
TAMSULOSIN HCL 76 76 19 20 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 73 73 14 21 12
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 72 <11 <11 22 161
TRAMADOL HCL 71 66* 24 23 57
CLOPIDOGREL 69 69 14 24 15
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 68 68 11 25 24
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 61 56* 50 26 82
METFORMIN HCL 56 56 12 27 7
LIPITOR 54 54 15 28 335
DIAZEPAM 53 48* 25 B 29 196
GLYBURIDE 51 <11 <11 R 30 96
ALPRAZOLAM 51 46* 25 B 30 46
CITALOPRAM HBR 50 <11 <11 32 36
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 30, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.