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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,125Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 26 out of 761

$1.06M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 761

903 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
32% 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

12% of this provider’s 903 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 903 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 11,679 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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
LISINOPRIL 658 544 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 493 438 2 3
SIMVASTATIN 416 335 3 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 412 403 4 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 403 344 5 20
ATENOLOL 365 308 6 8
OMEPRAZOLE 362 309 7 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 356 323 8 16
FUROSEMIDE 352 305 9 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 347 307 S3 10 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 330 305 11 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 302 242 12 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 299 281 13 14
METFORMIN HCL 274 213 14 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 245 225 15 11
LOVASTATIN 231 213 16 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 229 219 17 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 219 196 18 18
GABAPENTIN 215 198 19 15
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 194 162 20 29
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 193 180 21 13
OXYCODONE HCL 164 113 S2 22 24
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 152 150 23 21
PROAIR HFA 138 110 24 32
ALLOPURINOL 126 119 25 28
ADVAIR DISKUS 113 92 26 37
SPIRIVA 113 90 26 56
PREDNISONE 100 95 28 30
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 99 75 29 22
TRAZODONE HCL 98 91 30 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 92 80 31 33
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 92 65 31 40
TAMSULOSIN HCL 92 62 31 27
FLUOXETINE HCL 87 67 34 31
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86 86 35 65
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 84 79 36 63
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 78 52 R 37 51
LANTUS 77 69 38 41
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 77 70 38 55
FINASTERIDE 73 61 40 73
BUPROPION HCL SR 70 51 41 93
MIRTAZAPINE 68 54 42 50
FAMOTIDINE 67 52 43 60
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 66 59 44 84
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 65 49 S2 45 49
SYNTHROID 63 63 46 64
SPIRONOLACTONE 63 51 46 45
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 63 60 46 85
NITROSTAT 63 46 46 176
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 62 43 50 76
GLIMEPIRIDE 62 54 50 48
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60 59 52 35
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 59 52 53 71
BENAZEPRIL HCL 56 56 54 112
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 56 39 54 72
GLIPIZIDE XL 56 41 54 148
NABUMETONE 55 37 57 133
HYDRALAZINE HCL 55 55 57 114
QVAR 55 45 57 107
VALACYCLOVIR 54 0 60 331
OXYCONTIN 52 26 S2 61 114
PREMARIN 50 43 R 62 88
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 April 13, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.