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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,987Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 35 out of 761

$704K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 45 out of 761

320 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
93% 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

31% of this provider’s 320 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 320 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 13%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 10,064 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

41 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
WARFARIN SODIUM 847 634 1 9
LISINOPRIL 360 302 2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 343 304 3 6
GABAPENTIN 319 223 4 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 317 252 5 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 303 269 6 14
OXYCODONE HCL 291 206 S2 7 24
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 265 183 S3 8 5
SIMVASTATIN 256 222 9 2
TAMSULOSIN HCL 229 190 10 27
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 221 180 11 3
METFORMIN HCL 221 195 11 10
LEVETIRACETAM 196 96 13 143
SERTRALINE HCL 195 151 14 25
MIRTAZAPINE 176 148 15 50
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 172 171 16 20
OMEPRAZOLE 170 126 17 4
FUROSEMIDE 166 152 18 7
NOVOLOG 165 135 19 129
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 165 142 19 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 160 160 21 33
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 153 125 22 12
LANTUS 153 108 22 41
LIDODERM 150 146 24 163
NYSTATIN 148 128 25 180
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 139 130 26 11
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 137 105 S2 27 49
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 135 88 28 21
CYMBALTA 132 119 29 53
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 131 118 30 82
BACLOFEN 125 57 31 120
FENTANYL 111 111 S2 32 57
MORPHINE SULFATE 110 59 S2 33 167
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 108 91 34 97
FAMOTIDINE 106 88 35 60
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 101 79 36 101
BUSPIRONE HCL 91 76 37 154
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 87 56 38 22
ADVAIR DISKUS 81 63 39 37
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 81 54 39 63
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 80 37 41 137
CARVEDILOL 79 62 42 26
RISPERIDONE 76 61 43 83
ALLOPURINOL 75 49 44 28
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 75 53 44 90
DIGOXIN 74 63 46 43
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 73 71 47 94
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 72 66 48 62
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 71 53 49 29
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 67 56 50 18
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 65 49 51 117
PROMETHAZINE HCL 64 40 R 52 104
METHADONE HCL 63 44 S2 53 75
VENLAFAXINE HCL 63 32 53 198
SODIUM CHLORIDE 62 51 55 309
CEFTRIAXONE 61 52 56 313
LAMOTRIGINE 60 12 57 174
SPIRIVA 60 45 57 56
CLONIDINE HCL 60 54 57 69
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 57 48 60 239
SPIRONOLACTONE 55 49 61 45
HYDROCORTISONE 54 0 62 203
PREDNISONE 54 48 62 30
GENERLAC 52 36 64 338
KLOR-CON M20 52 45 64 99
RANITIDINE HCL 52 26 64 52
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 51 45 S2 67 38
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 51 46 67 13
CEPHALEXIN 51 36 67 145
MIDODRINE HCL 51 47 67 278
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. 20, 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.