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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,380Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 1269

$1.21M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 1269

637 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
88% 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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 637 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 637 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 14,657 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $69 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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
LISINOPRIL 783 579 1 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 766 615 2 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 753 625 3 6
SIMVASTATIN 635 437 4 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 612 513 5 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 504 395 6 4
FUROSEMIDE 483 365 7 5
MIRTAZAPINE 480 397 8 24
TRAMADOL HCL 420 312 9 16
GABAPENTIN 383 218 10 17
OMEPRAZOLE 367 227 11 8
LEVETIRACETAM 337 195 12 55
CITALOPRAM HBR 306 168 13 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 296 252 14 11
LACTULOSE 290 120 15 67
LANTUS 280 223 16 39
RISPERIDONE 260 179 17 43
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 247 137 18 7
METFORMIN HCL 243 186 19 9
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 240 184 20 18
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 232 87 21 54
CARVEDILOL 220 182 22 29
TAMSULOSIN HCL 206 161 23 31
HYDRALAZINE HCL 205 152 24 48
DONEPEZIL HCL 189 189 25 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 181 145 26 10
SERTRALINE HCL 167 132 27 23
TRAZODONE HCL 165 118 28 36
GLIPIZIDE 165 137 28 37
RANITIDINE HCL 159 122 30 27
HUMALOG 156 119 31 109
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 153 86 32 58
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 142 104 33 13
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 139 107 34 50
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 136 96 35 86
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 133 100 36 66
ATENOLOL 132 106 37 14
ADVAIR DISKUS 126 114 38 46
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 126 86 38 84
CLONIDINE HCL 125 82 40 51
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 120 92 41 137
CLOPIDOGREL 118 103 42 32
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 113 99 43 26
OXYCODONE HCL 112 43 S2 44 34
GEMFIBROZIL 108 84 45 145
NOVOLOG 107 85 46 82
BACLOFEN 107 0 46 103
DIGOXIN 105 89 48 62
PLAVIX 101 92 49 47
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 100 78 50 53
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 96 54 51 130
HEPARIN SODIUM 94 57 52 132
CYMBALTA 91 58 53 70
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 90 84 54 15
SANTYL 88 73 55 101
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 86 80 56 219
LIDODERM 81 75 57 56
VALPROIC ACID 78 0 58 189
SPIRIVA 78 60 58 64
NYSTOP 78 58 58 186
PREDNISONE 78 68 58 45
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 75 75 62 28
DIOVAN 73 73 63 35
SEROQUEL 73 60 63 104
NAMENDA 72 72 65 38
DILANTIN 72 33 65 184
OLANZAPINE 69 58 67 89
CALCIUM ACETATE 68 39 68 246
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 67 54 69 40
FAMOTIDINE 66 52 70 85
ALLOPURINOL 66 56 70 49
AZITHROMYCIN 65 55 72 42
SPS 65 64 72 223
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 64 46 S3 74 20
KLOR-CON M20 63 54 75 60
CRESTOR 59 44 76 25
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 57 45 77 63
FINASTERIDE 57 48 77 112
LABETALOL HCL 56 27 79 160
LOVASTATIN 55 48 80 30
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 53 15 81 191
BUSPIRONE HCL 53 40 81 135
CEPHALEXIN 52 40 83 113
METRONIDAZOLE 52 19 83 275
KETOCONAZOLE 52 24 83 203
IBUPROFEN 51 34 86 73
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. 11, 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.