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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,216Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 362 out of 761

$235K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 409 out of 761

127 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
83% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 127 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 127 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 13%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 3,905 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 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
TRAZODONE HCL 286 215 1 23
LISINOPRIL 275 265 2 1
FUROSEMIDE 196 169 3 7
SERTRALINE HCL 177 162 4 25
OMEPRAZOLE 152 105 5 4
CITALOPRAM HBR 146 96 6 19
SIMVASTATIN 136 100 7 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 131 119 8 6
METFORMIN HCL 117 97 9 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 110 97 10 9
RISPERIDONE 108 94 11 83
PREDNISONE 107 103 12 30
DONEPEZIL HCL 104 99 13 33
FAMOTIDINE 104 55 13 60
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 91 67 S3 15 5
GABAPENTIN 87 75 16 15
OLANZAPINE 84 42 17 144
BACLOFEN 79 18 18 120
MIRTAZAPINE 75 55 19 50
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 74 67 20 3
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 70 51 21 97
NAMENDA 67 63 22 59
LOVASTATIN 67 55 22 17
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 64 58 24 90
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 57 45 25 82
ATENOLOL 56 56 26 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 56 56 26 16
LACTULOSE 56 43 26 162
LANTUS 55 31 29 41
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 Jan. 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.