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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,656Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 761

$918K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 761

551 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
67% 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

21% of this provider’s 551 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 551 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 13,083 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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
WARFARIN SODIUM 774 574 1 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 546 448 S3 2 5
SIMVASTATIN 472 395 3 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 460 415 4 3
OMEPRAZOLE 454 359 5 4
LISINOPRIL 450 385 6 1
OXYCODONE HCL 438 357 S2 7 24
GABAPENTIN 417 318 8 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 416 350 9 19
FUROSEMIDE 395 332 10 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 334 249 11 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 330 289 12 6
TRAZODONE HCL 306 232 13 23
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 291 233 14 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 250 202 15 12
SERTRALINE HCL 243 193 16 25
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 194 174 17 16
METFORMIN HCL 193 144 18 10
MIRTAZAPINE 179 152 19 50
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 178 142 20 22
RANITIDINE HCL 170 145 21 52
CYMBALTA 164 110 22 53
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 160 150 23 21
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 158 108 24 62
FENTANYL 147 127 S2 25 57
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 139 112 26 11
ATENOLOL 137 110 27 8
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 134 127 28 97
ADVAIR DISKUS 134 118 28 37
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 132 121 30 35
BACLOFEN 127 77 31 120
DONEPEZIL HCL 124 115 32 33
RISPERIDONE 123 107 33 83
TRAMADOL HCL 115 86 34 34
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 108 87 S2 35 38
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 106 86 36 40
OXYCONTIN 105 85 S2 37 114
TAMSULOSIN HCL 99 92 38 27
DIGOXIN 93 92 39 43
FLUOXETINE HCL 92 62 40 31
LACTULOSE 91 51 41 162
LANTUS 90 59 42 41
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 86 69 43 63
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 84 52 R 44 54
OLANZAPINE 79 53 45 144
PHENYTOIN 78 28 46 254
PREMARIN 76 75 R 47 88
CLONIDINE HCL 76 54 47 69
ALLOPURINOL 75 60 49 28
CELEBREX 74 67 50 125
CARVEDILOL 74 50 50 26
ABILIFY 72 33 52 206
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 72 55 52 189
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 69 44 S3 54 118
LOVASTATIN 66 57 55 17
PREDNISONE 65 59 56 30
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 63 40 57 82
LEVETIRACETAM 62 23 58 143
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 62 36 58 76
NOVOLOG 61 37 60 129
BUPROPION XL 60 43 61 150
CRESTOR 60 44 61 36
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 59 56 63 71
NYSTATIN 58 37 64 180
MORPHINE SULFATE 58 44 S2 64 167
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 58 58 64 90
NAMENDA 55 50 67 59
LIDODERM 54 49 68 163
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 54 52 S2 68 49
FLUCONAZOLE 54 21 68 258
BUPROPION HCL 53 44 71 227
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 53 53 71 20
PROMETHAZINE HCL 51 39 R 73 104
AMOXICILLIN 51 26 73 200
PROPRANOLOL HCL 50 50 75 100
KLOR-CON 10 50 50 75 74
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 50 40 75 102
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. 16, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.