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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

We aren’t showing our typical comparisons because the provider updated his/her primary specialty after we conducted our analysis. The updated address appears on this page.

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,070Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$558K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
608 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%Patients 65 Years and Older
10% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

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 .

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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.

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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 684 639
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 572 518
SIMVASTATIN 533 513
LISINOPRIL 411 397
OMEPRAZOLE 280 252
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 272 263
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 271 257
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 249 234
ATENOLOL 232 214
CITALOPRAM HBR 212 201
FUROSEMIDE 201 188
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 199 189
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 184 171
TRAMADOL HCL 178 172
METFORMIN HCL 156 151
CRESTOR 150 142
PREDNISONE 147 140
WARFARIN SODIUM 137 123
ALLOPURINOL 136 131
GLIMEPIRIDE 133 130
CLONIDINE HCL 129 124
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 124 121
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 121 108
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 119 104
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 110 98
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 108 88
BUSPIRONE HCL 107 107
SYNTHROID 105 101
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101 90
TRAZODONE HCL 101 98
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 96 85 R
GABAPENTIN 94 82
AZITHROMYCIN 90 86
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 90 88 S3
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87 87
SERTRALINE HCL 85 68
PAROXETINE HCL 84 81
TAMSULOSIN HCL 84 83
DIOVAN 84 84
MELOXICAM 83 81
JANUVIA 82 75
DONEPEZIL HCL 81 81
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 80 75
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 79 74
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 75 75
CEFPROZIL 74 67
LOVASTATIN 71 59
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 71 57
RANITIDINE HCL 67 59
LIPITOR 65 65
ESTRADIOL 60 44 R
LEVOFLOXACIN 60 60
DIOVAN HCT 57 56
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 54 48
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 53 44 R
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 53 53
BENAZEPRIL HCL 52 52
FAMOTIDINE 52 52
CELEBREX 51 51
JANTOVEN 51 51
NEXIUM 51 51
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths 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.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • 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 Sept. 5, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.