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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,751Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 181 out of 5254

$764K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 665 out of 5254

462 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older
79% 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

8% of this provider’s 462 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 462 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 27%.

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $71 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,011 989 115 1 4
NAMENDA 687 663 56 2 38
FUROSEMIDE 557 537 96 3 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 515 481 71 4 2
DONEPEZIL HCL 504 504 78 5 28
WARFARIN SODIUM 501 496* 39 6 13
OMEPRAZOLE 457 445 80 7 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 435 430* 71 8 36
MIRTAZAPINE 363 363 67 9 44
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 360 348 68 10 9
GABAPENTIN 360 360 43 10 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 330 318 46 12 33
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 318 306 71 S3 13 31
ALLOPURINOL 272 272 22 14 40
SERTRALINE HCL 230 230 27 15 27
LISINOPRIL 217 203 45 16 6
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 217 217 42 16 105
RISPERIDONE 213 213 27 A 18 87
CLOPIDOGREL 211 195 29 19 15
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 210 190 27 A 20 62
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 208 203* 26 21 10
METFORMIN HCL 204 199* 37 22 7
TRAZODONE HCL 187 187 32 23 67
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 174 169* 36 24 3
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 172 167* 53 25 77
RANITIDINE HCL 171 171 32 26 41
BUMETANIDE 147 147 21 27 216
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 142 142 20 28 106
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 125 125 17 29 47
LOVASTATIN 124 124 21 30 58
ABILIFY 115 <11 <11 A 31 193
NYSTATIN 113 108* 39 32 137
LIDODERM 108 108 26 33 64
HYDROXYZINE HCL 107 78 26 R 34 229
CARVEDILOL 105 100* 21 35 25
ALPRAZOLAM 104 99* 24 B 36 46
LANTUS 102 86 17 37 75
SIMVASTATIN 101 85 21 38 1
CYMBALTA 99 <11 <11 39 71
ATENOLOL 99 94* 18 39 14
CEPHALEXIN 99 94* 36 39 177
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 99 99 57 39 124
CRESTOR 95 72 12 43 16
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 93 93 14 44 170
TAMIFLU 93 88* 90 44 180
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 92 87* 17 46 21
METHADONE HCL 90 85* 12 S2 47 305
HUMULIN R 90 85* 23 47 299
MEGESTROL ACETATE 90 90 32 R 47 289
TAMSULOSIN HCL 88 83* 20 50 19
FAMOTIDINE* 87 87 13 51 56
LORAZEPAM 87 87 26 B 51 85
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 86 86 20 53 39
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 86 86 13 53 22
LEVETIRACETAM 78 73* 11 55 91
GLYBURIDE 78 62 13 R 55 96
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 77 <11 <11 57 125
PREDNISONE 77 72* 20 57 52
NYSTOP 76 76 26 59 296
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 73 68* 17 60 231
HYDRALAZINE HCL 70 70 14 61 68
SANTYL 69 64* 18 62 148
CELEBREX 67 <11 <11 63 76
CLONIDINE HCL 67 62* 16 63 84
HYDROCORTISONE 67 62* 27 63 262
BUSPIRONE HCL 66 61* 14 66 175
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 65 <11 <11 67 101
SSD 65 50 19 67 214
LYRICA 64 <11 <11 69 117
TIMOLOL MALEATE 64 64 14 69 309
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 63 63 15 71 59
TRAMADOL HCL 63 58* 14 71 57
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62 62 12 73 11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 61 56* 42 74 82
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 61 <11 <11 74 275
NOVOLIN N 61 49 16 74 410
DIGOXIN 61 61 12 74 186
MELOXICAM 59 <11 <11 78 51
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 57 <11 <11 79 133
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 57 <11 <11 79 12
FENTANYL 57 <11 <11 S2 79 169
CEFPODOXIME PROXETIL 56 56 32 82 370
DIOVAN 54 <11 <11 83 23
GLIPIZIDE 54 54 13 83 63
AGGRENOX 52 <11 <11 85 232
METHIMAZOLE 51 <11 <11 86 326
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 51 <11 <11 86 24
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 50 50 17 88 206
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 Nov. 24, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.