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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,434Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 42 out of 1269

$622K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 79 out of 1269

657 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69%Patients 65 Years and Older
63% 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 Maryland
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 657 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 657 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 9,950 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 26%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $69 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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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 Maryland
FUROSEMIDE 443 348 1 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 408 336 2 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 389 274 3 2
SIMVASTATIN 343 272 4 3
OMEPRAZOLE 299 227 5 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 271 236 6 6
LISINOPRIL 265 213 7 1
TRAMADOL HCL 257 199 8 16
METFORMIN HCL 249 168 9 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 242 173 10 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 204 157 11 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 188 184 12 21
SERTRALINE HCL 175 169 13 23
LACTULOSE 172 170 14 67
GABAPENTIN 169 106 15 17
ATENOLOL 156 118 16 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 155 142 17 13
NAMENDA 151 150 18 38
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 148 132 19 7
DONEPEZIL HCL 147 138 20 22
WARFARIN SODIUM 139 134 21 12
ADVAIR DISKUS 128 111 22 46
RISPERIDONE 127 123 23 43
MIRTAZAPINE 127 119 23 24
HYDRALAZINE HCL 120 97 25 48
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 115 76 26 18
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 110 103 27 63
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 107 81 28 19
CARVEDILOL 107 85 28 29
LEVETIRACETAM 103 73 30 55
LEVOFLOXACIN 101 77 31 75
KLOR-CON M20 98 98 32 60
CRESTOR 97 94 33 25
GLIPIZIDE 94 77 34 37
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 94 70 34 66
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 93 63 36 11
RANITIDINE HCL 92 68 37 27
CLOPIDOGREL 91 85 38 32
TRAZODONE HCL 90 77 39 36
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 88 82 40 15
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 87 73 41 154
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 87 84 41 50
SPIRIVA 78 64 43 64
LIDODERM 78 66 43 56
JANUVIA 76 32 45 74
PROAIR HFA 70 35 46 61
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69 61 47 33
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 69 37 47 144
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 69 68 S2 47 118
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 68 66 50 88
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 63 58 51 198
LYRICA 62 33 52 92
GLIMEPIRIDE 59 35 53 57
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 58 49 54 84
FLUOXETINE HCL 58 37 54 83
DIOVAN 58 52 54 35
NYSTATIN 57 46 57 119
ROPINIROLE HCL 57 52 57 151
NEXIUM 55 35 59 41
LIPITOR 52 40 60 91
CEPHALEXIN 51 46 61 113
PAROXETINE HCL 51 46 61 71
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 51 48 61 388
TAMSULOSIN HCL 51 46 61 31
PEN NEEDLE 51 24 61 215
PLAVIX 51 51 61 47
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 50 33 S2 67 44
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 50 38 67 40
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 50 31 67 137
FLUCONAZOLE 50 46 67 319
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 Feb. 4, 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.