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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,219Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 24 out of 761

$1.06M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 761

736 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
13% 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 736 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 736 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 12,753 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$75 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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
SIMVASTATIN 576 517 1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 512 461 2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 508 476 3 3
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 442 406 4 22
MELOXICAM 345 321 5 61
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 333 310 6 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 316 298 7 20
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 308 266 S3 8 5
LOVASTATIN 297 274 9 17
LISINOPRIL 295 272 10 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 265 251 11 6
FUROSEMIDE 254 251 12 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 248 240 13 16
TRAMADOL HCL 208 183 14 34
CARVEDILOL 198 194 15 26
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 167 165 16 12
COUMADIN 154 144 17 216
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 141 141 18 18
ATENOLOL 132 125 19 8
SPIRONOLACTONE 130 107 20 45
METFORMIN HCL 130 121 20 10
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 129 122 22 21
NAMENDA 128 128 23 59
GABAPENTIN 121 92 24 15
BENICAR 108 108 25 81
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108 103 25 11
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 108 100 25 84
WARFARIN SODIUM 106 102 28 9
NADOLOL 106 97 28 213
PREMARIN 104 91 R 30 88
TAMSULOSIN HCL 101 100 31 27
FINASTERIDE 100 97 32 73
CITALOPRAM HBR 93 79 33 19
ESTRADIOL 92 71 R 34 80
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 91 80 35 94
TRAZODONE HCL 90 64 36 23
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 89 82 37 40
CRESTOR 89 87 37 36
GLIMEPIRIDE 88 79 39 48
METHADONE HCL 84 38 S2 40 75
BYSTOLIC 81 80 41 106
PREDNISONE 79 75 42 30
FAMOTIDINE 79 66 42 60
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 78 71 44 207
ALLOPURINOL 77 76 45 28
CLONIDINE HCL 74 74 46 69
OXYCODONE HCL 73 46 S2 47 24
AZITHROMYCIN 73 67 47 70
DIOVAN 73 71 47 58
CYMBALTA 72 36 50 53
MINOXIDIL 69 69 51 262
MICARDIS 69 68 51 161
LANTUS 68 65 53 41
LEVOFLOXACIN 67 57 54 185
IRBESARTAN 67 62 54 299
DONEPEZIL HCL 65 65 56 33
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 65 59 56 14
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 63 52 58 82
METRONIDAZOLE 62 51 59 309
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 61 58 60 63
FENTANYL 61 47 S2 60 57
ROPINIROLE HCL 61 44 60 95
HUMALOG 59 35 63 123
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 59 59 63 102
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 58 48 R 65 54
BUSPIRONE HCL 57 50 66 154
INDAPAMIDE 55 51 67 168
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 55 55 67 42
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 55 42 67 160
ADVAIR DISKUS 55 55 67 37
SPIRIVA 54 48 71 56
JANTOVEN 53 53 72 181
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 51 51 73 72
SYNTHROID 50 50 74 64
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. 13, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.