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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,827Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 29 out of 761

$739K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 35 out of 761

490 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
43% 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

10% of this provider’s 490 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 490 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 13%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 11,834 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 670 634 1 3
LISINOPRIL 663 557 2 1
SIMVASTATIN 485 458 3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 423 331 4 4
FUROSEMIDE 421 362 5 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 420 374 6 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 401 342 S3 7 5
METFORMIN HCL 369 326 8 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 331 305 9 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 322 309 10 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 302 272 11 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 284 253 12 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 274 238 13 14
LOVASTATIN 264 239 14 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 248 224 15 12
CARVEDILOL 211 187 16 26
GEMFIBROZIL 159 113 17 116
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 151 151 18 13
FENTANYL 146 11 S2 19 57
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 136 98 R 20 54
ATENOLOL 136 136 20 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 130 112 22 20
ADVAIR DISKUS 130 102 22 37
ALLOPURINOL 123 123 24 28
SERTRALINE HCL 114 104 25 25
PROAIR HFA 114 94 25 32
GLYBURIDE 110 90 R 27 77
PAROXETINE HCL 109 72 28 47
NAMENDA 109 109 28 59
LANTUS 107 89 30 41
OXYCODONE HCL 107 82 S2 30 24
ACTOS 106 84 32 151
CITALOPRAM HBR 104 69 33 19
GABAPENTIN 97 71 34 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 92 86 35 27
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 91 91 36 40
MELOXICAM 80 73 37 61
TRAZODONE HCL 79 64 38 23
DIGOXIN 77 65 39 43
ROPINIROLE HCL 75 61 40 95
TERAZOSIN HCL 75 70 40 86
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 73 66 42 76
INSULIN SYRINGE 69 52 43 78
DILTIAZEM ER 69 56 43 130
PLAVIX 65 56 45 119
TRAMADOL HCL 62 48 46 34
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 62 49 46 85
LIDODERM 62 61 46 163
PREDNISONE 61 61 49 30
COMBIVENT 60 55 50 110
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 59 45 51 71
CLOPIDOGREL 58 56 52 66
TIZANIDINE HCL 57 46 53 139
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 56 56 54 21
OCTREOTIDE ACETATE 56 56 10 54 321
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 54 48 56 84
FAMOTIDINE 53 29 57 60
CRESTOR 53 53 57 36
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 52 52 59 55
CLONIDINE HCL 52 52 59 69
ZETIA 52 52 59 87
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 51 45 R 62 51
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 March 4, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.