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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,227Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 23 out of 761

$1.02M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 761

563 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
22% 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 Average for
this specialty
in Oregon
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 563 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 563 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 13%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 12,429 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$72 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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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.

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
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Oregon
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 517 435 1 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 512 437 S3 2 5
LISINOPRIL 461 423 3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 423 400 4 6
OMEPRAZOLE 374 303 5 4
SIMVASTATIN 372 336 6 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 331 307 7 11
LOVASTATIN 308 283 8 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 300 281 9 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 298 261 10 9
FUROSEMIDE 261 244 11 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 244 210 12 13
CRESTOR 236 227 13 36
SPIRONOLACTONE 234 207 14 45
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 221 220 15 16
METFORMIN HCL 210 182 16 10
ATENOLOL 207 178 17 8
CARVEDILOL 203 201 18 26
LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 170 156 19 190
ALLOPURINOL 170 159 19 28
ADVAIR DISKUS 155 140 21 37
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 152 143 22 14
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 150 133 23 22
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 147 131 24 65
BUMETANIDE 146 138 25 173
ESTRADIOL 121 94 R 26 80
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120 114 27 35
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 120 110 27 12
PREDNISONE 119 103 29 30
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 118 99 S2 30 38
TAMSULOSIN HCL 115 97 31 27
OXYCODONE HCL 113 90 S2 32 24
DIGOXIN 113 113 32 43
METFORMIN HCL ER 109 91 34 67
DIOVAN 108 90 35 58
TRAZODONE HCL 107 93 36 23
FENOFIBRATE 105 78 37 91
GLIMEPIRIDE 103 91 38 48
BENAZEPRIL HCL 101 90 39 112
GABAPENTIN 98 79 40 15
FAMOTIDINE 96 71 41 60
SPIRIVA 92 90 42 56
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 90 90 43 157
CLOPIDOGREL 86 74 44 66
RANITIDINE HCL 82 65 45 52
FENTANYL 79 69 S2 46 57
PROAIR HFA 78 65 47 32
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 78 66 47 177
FINASTERIDE 77 77 49 73
BYSTOLIC 77 65 49 106
LANTUS 74 64 51 41
INSULIN SYRINGE 72 43 52 78
FLUOXETINE HCL 72 60 52 31
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 72 69 52 102
AZITHROMYCIN 70 66 55 70
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 69 62 56 63
TRAMADOL HCL 68 55 57 34
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 66 65 58 55
DIOVAN HCT 66 58 58 155
LEVEMIR 65 25 60 305
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 63 60 61 29
VENTOLIN HFA 61 53 62 111
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 60 60 63 20
PLAVIX 57 51 64 119
KLOR-CON 10 56 56 65 74
SERTRALINE HCL 56 45 65 25
ZETIA 55 55 67 87
VERAPAMIL ER 54 45 68 109
BENICAR 54 39 68 81
KLOR-CON M20 53 40 70 99
CITALOPRAM HBR 52 40 71 19
SYNTHROID 52 50 71 64
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 50 50 73 40
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 March 13, 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.