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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,420Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 46 out of 2116

$1.29M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 54 out of 2116

717 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older
91% 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

5% of this provider’s 717 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

2% of this provider’s 717 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

34% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$70 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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
OMEPRAZOLE 656 503 160 1 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 561 488 112 2 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 505 418 97 3 3
NEXIUM 493 379 109 4 20
GLIMEPIRIDE 482 402 89 5 34
METFORMIN HCL 473 340 91 6 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 400 313 74 7 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 363 259 78 8 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 360 302 88 9 17
SIMVASTATIN 345 293 82 10 2
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 326 255 60 11 37
FUROSEMIDE 319 301 70 12 6
CLOPIDOGREL 289 277 62 13 12
CLONIDINE HCL 286 235 52 14 69
CRESTOR 280 212 62 15 18
ALPRAZOLAM 278 200 84 B 16 14
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 261 180 49 17 46
TAMSULOSIN HCL 221 208 54 18 27
VOLTAREN 216 179 63 19 73
PROAIR HFA 215 167 54 20 44
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 214 183 42 21 4
MELOXICAM 198 148 59 22 50
CELEBREX 194 157 57 23 62
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 188 173 37 24 39
CARVEDILOL 188 171 31 24 21
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 186 147 38 26 32
DIOVAN 182 164 30 27 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 182 166 30 27 22
NAPROXEN 180 116 64 29 91
GABAPENTIN 177 144 38 30 23
LOVAZA 166 129 34 31 52
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 158 134 44 32 10
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 151 112 60 33 95
MECLIZINE HCL 151 115 51 33 100
ATENOLOL 150 103 28 35 26
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 149 113 32 36 54
LISINOPRIL 144 128 29 37 7
NAMENDA 143 143 27 38 24
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 141 85 31 39 40
NABUMETONE 133 109 37 40 212
EXFORGE 122 117* 19 41 109
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 122 92 58 41 104
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 113 85 22 R 43 102
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 110 85 42 44 153
PROCTOZONE-HC 108 83 39 45 266
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 108 92 25 R 45 118
AMMONIUM LACTATE 105 85 27 47 167
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102 97* 27 48 13
JANUMET 102 73 23 48 87
JANUVIA 101 81 20 50 31
AZITHROMYCIN 97 81 86 51 35
WARFARIN SODIUM 96 96 20 52 11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 94 83 27 53 70
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 94 83 15 53 66
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 93 56 27 55 43
LYRICA 92 87* 26 56 75
LACTULOSE 90 85* 33 57 77
LANTUS 90 63 22 57 79
HYDRALAZINE HCL 87 70 13 59 80
DIOVAN HCT 85 80* 23 60 170
SYMBICORT 83 69 27 61 132
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 80 58 29 62 157
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 73 62 15 63 29
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 71 58 37 64 98
IBUPROFEN 70 51 24 65 74
DEXILANT 68 49 16 66 120
FAMOTIDINE* 67 62* 15 67 36
AVODART 66 61* 15 68 147
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 65 50 13 69 33
EVISTA 64 41 16 70 134
BENICAR HCT 63 58* 12 71 128
METFORMIN HCL ER 63 51 11 71 64
RAPAFLO 62 57* 19 73 340
LEVOFLOXACIN 60 43 46 74 59
SUCRALFATE 59 48 13 75 248
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 58 53* 15 76 133
TERAZOSIN HCL 57 46 13 77 227
ADVAIR DISKUS 56 41 15 78 41
EXELON 56 51* 18 78 111
MUPIROCIN* 56 51* 30 78 130
CILOSTAZOL 55 55 12 81 216
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 55 50* 14 81 63
LIDODERM 55 42 19 81 67
UNIFINE PENTIPS 52 47* 16 84 246
VESICARE 51 <11 <11 85 115
PIOGLITAZONE-METFORMIN 50 <11 <11 R 86 338
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 Feb. 8, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.