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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

We aren’t showing our typical comparisons because the provider updated his/her state of practice after we conducted our analysis. The updated address appears on this page.

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,230Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$546K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
286 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
61% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

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 .

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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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category
FUROSEMIDE 355 317
LISINOPRIL 294 254
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 279 240
OMEPRAZOLE 227 227
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 202 202
WARFARIN SODIUM 196 183
SIMVASTATIN 196 189
PREDNISONE 186 180
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 166 160
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142 137
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 141 123
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 141 140
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 139 139
SERTRALINE HCL 119 108
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 115 101
NAMENDA 109 109
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 108 88
DONEPEZIL HCL 104 104
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 103 103
LOVASTATIN 101 97
OXYCODONE HCL 94 72 S2
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 92 82
KLOR-CON M20 89 84
MIRTAZAPINE 89 82
DIOVAN 86 82
TRAMADOL HCL 84 74
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 83 73
RANITIDINE HCL 82 68
ALLOPURINOL 81 73
ADVAIR DISKUS 80 78
GABAPENTIN 78 61
ATENOLOL 77 73
GLIPIZIDE 75 75
NOVOLOG 74 69
CLOPIDOGREL 73 70
FENTANYL 70 69 S2
LIDODERM 70 67
LANTUS 68 64
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 66 66
FLUOXETINE HCL 62 54
SPIRONOLACTONE 61 55
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 60 60
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 59 59
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 59 54
CITALOPRAM HBR 55 54
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 54 33
EVISTA 54 54
AZITHROMYCIN 50 47
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 50 27 R
CRESTOR 50 43
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 Oct. 6, 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.