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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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11,989Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$645K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
451 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
62%Patients 65 Years and Older
54% 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
SIMVASTATIN 522 362
OMEPRAZOLE 469 306
FUROSEMIDE 437 328
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 396 198
GABAPENTIN 331 218
METFORMIN HCL 324 199
LISINOPRIL 291 179
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 274 209
CITALOPRAM HBR 197 135
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 185 65
TRAMADOL HCL 182 114
WARFARIN SODIUM 180 128
ATENOLOL 180 157
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 169 124
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 169 146
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 166 132
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 162 111 S3
GLYBURIDE 160 119 R
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 153 119
ADVAIR DISKUS 142 92
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 130 108
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 129 65
MIRTAZAPINE 117 111
VENTOLIN HFA 112 75
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 111 66
PREDNISONE 109 65
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 105 14 R
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 100 68
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99 70
ALLOPURINOL 95 51
NEXIUM 93 56
LAMOTRIGINE 93 19
MELOXICAM 88 41
SERTRALINE HCL 87 47
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 86 60
SYMBICORT 86 56
TAMSULOSIN HCL 82 58
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 81 67
SPIRIVA 79 52
LOVASTATIN 78 77
DIGOXIN 78 63
LEVETIRACETAM 76 53
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 75 38 R
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 74 39
DIOVAN 73 37
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 71 40
GLIPIZIDE 69 52
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 67 35
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 65 34
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 65 35
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 64 58
COMBIVENT 64 44
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 62 31
JANUVIA 62 22
ZETIA 59 32
CLOPIDOGREL 56 37
LYRICA 54 36
TOPIRAMATE 52 13
TRICOR 52 15
SPIRONOLACTONE 52 14
TRAZODONE HCL 52 24
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 50 50
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.