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Prescriber Checkup

IRINA PINES MD

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,493Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 663

$1.06M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 663

369 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
100% 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 Colorado
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 369 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 369 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 16,895 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

34% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

47 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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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 Colorado
NEXIUM 823 815 1 43
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 765 744 2 5
LISINOPRIL 689 655 3 2
METFORMIN HCL 619 585 4 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 610 598 5 16
SIMVASTATIN 583 571 6 1
ATENOLOL 580 563 7 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 537 495 8 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 532 510 9 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 416 416 10 23
ZETIA 396 387 11 80
TAMSULOSIN HCL 385 385 12 24
LIDODERM 380 380 13 67
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 375 370 14 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 348 337 15 3
LIPITOR 348 344 15 72
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 343 334 17 11
JANUVIA 311 282 18 78
CARVEDILOL 306 283 19 47
SERTRALINE HCL 305 287 20 35
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 296 296 21 60
VOLTAREN 243 243 22 107
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 235 234 23 22
FUROSEMIDE 223 223 24 7
MECLIZINE HCL 200 199 25 136
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 193 187 26 21
PAROXETINE HCL 179 179 27 68
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 178 171 28 15
OMEPRAZOLE 177 150 29 4
NITROSTAT 169 168 30 152
CRESTOR 167 148 31 37
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 158 156 32 25
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 142 135 S3 33 6
DIOVAN 134 134 34 59
ACTOS 128 114 35 105
GABAPENTIN 127 125 36 20
DICYCLOMINE HCL 123 116 37 181
IBUPROFEN 114 109 38 89
RANITIDINE HCL 113 111 39 31
CELEBREX 111 111 40 85
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 109 107 41 73
CLONIDINE HCL 107 105 42 79
CLOPIDOGREL 103 99 43 65
CREON 102 99 44 153
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 100 100 45 82
ALLOPURINOL 95 85 46 28
DIOVAN HCT 91 91 47 115
GLYBURIDE 89 88 R 48 83
GLIPIZIDE 83 82 49 29
HYDRALAZINE HCL 82 82 50 101
DETROL LA 81 81 51 190
DONEPEZIL HCL 80 80 52 40
WARFARIN SODIUM 79 71 53 8
DIGOXIN 76 76 54 50
PROAIR HFA 69 69 55 33
LANTUS 67 65 56 48
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 66 66 57 112
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 65 64 58 27
FINASTERIDE 65 55 58 56
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 64 64 60 77
TRAMADOL HCL 64 56 60 17
PLAVIX 61 61 62 104
NAMENDA 60 60 63 57
DESONIDE 59 58 64 300
SPIRONOLACTONE 58 58 65 58
LUNESTA 56 55 66 155
PROPRANOLOL HCL 55 50 67 120
KETOCONAZOLE 53 53 68 317
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 53 53 68 63
BONIVA 53 53 68 244
ADVAIR DISKUS 53 52 68 53
SINGLE USE SWAB 50 47 72 180
DEXILANT 50 42 72 146
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 July 8, 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.