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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,858Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 39 out of 761

$1.28M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 761

504 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68%Patients 65 Years and Older
60% 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

20% of this provider’s 504 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

31% of this provider’s 504 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 7,082 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

$99 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 628 317 S3 1 5
OMEPRAZOLE 452 290 2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 345 235 3 3
FUROSEMIDE 276 221 4 7
LISINOPRIL 213 160 5 1
SERTRALINE HCL 203 108 6 25
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 194 135 7 22
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 184 75 S2 8 38
CARVEDILOL 178 147 9 26
GABAPENTIN 175 98 10 15
PREDNISONE 169 107 11 30
TRAZODONE HCL 168 78 12 23
LOVASTATIN 167 126 13 17
LEVETIRACETAM 165 70 14 143
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 157 117 15 6
SIMVASTATIN 138 106 16 2
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 134 61 17 21
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 133 60 R 18 54
CITALOPRAM HBR 130 71 19 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 128 100 20 12
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 125 72 21 117
DONEPEZIL HCL 122 122 22 33
METFORMIN HCL 122 94 22 10
FLUOXETINE HCL 118 0 24 31
OXYCODONE HCL 115 26 S2 25 24
TRUVADA 114 12 26 126
TIZANIDINE HCL 111 45 27 139
MELOXICAM 110 84 28 61
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 107 82 29 18
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105 74 30 35
RISPERIDONE 103 33 31 83
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 99 32 32 149
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 93 69 33 20
NORVIR 91 0 34 122
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 91 48 34 82
CYMBALTA 90 25 36 53
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 89 47 37 29
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 88 62 38 63
TRAMADOL HCL 86 79 39 34
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84 68 40 11
MIRTAZAPINE 79 54 41 50
FENTANYL 78 61 S2 42 57
ATENOLOL 78 48 42 8
REYATAZ 77 0 44 166
CARBAMAZEPINE 75 0 45 212
LANSOPRAZOLE 74 42 46 258
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 73 45 47 76
TAMSULOSIN HCL 73 42 47 27
GLIMEPIRIDE 70 65 49 48
NAMENDA 70 70 49 59
METHADONE HCL 69 0 S2 51 75
IBUPROFEN 69 32 51 103
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 68 64 53 16
PROMETHAZINE HCL 68 18 R 53 104
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 68 47 53 160
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 66 38 56 84
DETROL LA 65 35 57 196
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 64 0 58 90
EPZICOM 63 0 59 153
SPIRIVA 63 51 59 56
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 62 25 S2 61 49
AZITHROMYCIN 60 35 62 70
CLOPIDOGREL 60 47 62 66
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 60 24 S2 62 136
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 58 30 R 65 51
BUPROPION XL 58 0 65 150
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 57 26 67 189
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 57 14 67 242
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 56 52 69 40
METFORMIN HCL ER 56 33 69 67
ADVAIR DISKUS 55 35 71 37
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 54 15 72 97
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 54 40 72 13
NABUMETONE 53 37 74 133
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 52 38 75 14
AMOXICILLIN 51 16 76 200
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 Jan. 14, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.