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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,488Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 134

$1.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 134

261 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
95% 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 Idaho
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

39% of this provider’s 261 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

40% of this provider’s 261 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 12,961 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

63 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 19.


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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 Idaho
GENERLAC 857 581 10 1 75
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 768 610 S3 2 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 633 533 3 1
FUROSEMIDE 560 504 4 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 491 426 5 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 491 412 5 14
RISPERIDONE 387 328 7 67
SERTRALINE HCL 358 273 8 24
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 337 327 9 114
LISINOPRIL 324 281 10 4
LACTULOSE 313 226 11 124
TRAZODONE HCL 289 227 12 23
OLANZAPINE 289 187 12 74
WARFARIN SODIUM 267 248 14 8
GABAPENTIN 257 200 15 12
LANTUS 250 238 16 32
MIRTAZAPINE 239 232 17 44
CYMBALTA 233 184 18 37
FENTANYL 208 183 S2 19 41
OXYCODONE HCL 204 148 S2 20 71
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 201 192 21 16
METHADONE HCL 183 119 S2 22 83
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 182 105 23 69
NOVOLOG 177 166 24 72
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 175 139 25 82
SIMVASTATIN 157 123 26 2
PREDNISONE 154 137 27 28
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 153 138 28 65
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 148 105 29 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 146 145 30 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 138 102 31 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 135 120 32 30
TAMSULOSIN HCL 115 101 33 26
TRAMADOL HCL 112 107 34 22
OMEPRAZOLE 110 76 35 3
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 106 103 36 96
ABILIFY 100 78 37 119
LEVOFLOXACIN 100 90 37 117
OLANZAPINE ODT 99 81 39 189
INVEGA 94 23 40 190
BUPROPION XL 91 43 41 108
VESICARE 91 66 41 141
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 89 80 43 161
GLIMEPIRIDE 88 58 44 36
LEVETIRACETAM 87 46 45 139
SPIRONOLACTONE 87 63 45 29
NYSTATIN 86 65 47 149
FORTICAL 86 69 47 193
LITHIUM CARBONATE 85 28 49 142
DIGOXIN 85 85 49 31
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 84 34 51 98
ATENOLOL 80 65 52 19
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 77 68 53 76
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 77 52 53 198
TOPIRAMATE 75 40 55 154
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 72 72 56 64
CARBAMAZEPINE 70 39 57 205
TIZANIDINE HCL 70 36 57 173
ALLOPURINOL 67 55 59 25
SEROQUEL 63 54 60 163
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 62 61 61 212
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62 52 61 13
OXCARBAZEPINE 61 47 63 215
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 60 44 64 58
ADVAIR DISKUS 60 43 64 38
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 60 43 64 216
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 60 47 64 106
METFORMIN HCL 59 30 68 9
NAMENDA 59 59 68 53
HALOPERIDOL 59 20 68 217
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 57 0 R 71 133
GLIPIZIDE 55 23 72 99
MORPHINE SULFATE 53 47 S2 73 230
DILTIAZEM ER 53 41 73 91
VENTOLIN HFA 52 34 75 183
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 51 51 76 239
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 51 39 76 120
CARVEDILOL 51 41 76 27
LAMOTRIGINE 51 37 76 103
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 50 18 80 243
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 Nov. 7, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.