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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,763Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 54 out of 761

$554K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 95 out of 761

623 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%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

15% of this provider’s 623 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 623 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 9,675 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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 554 410 S3 1 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 496 467 2 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 408 402 3 6
FUROSEMIDE 348 301 4 7
ATENOLOL 278 259 5 8
OMEPRAZOLE 263 241 6 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 249 230 7 12
SERTRALINE HCL 244 227 8 25
GABAPENTIN 243 179 9 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 209 204 10 9
LISINOPRIL 207 175 11 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 195 181 12 14
OXYCODONE HCL 191 101 S2 13 24
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 177 155 14 18
SIMVASTATIN 166 126 15 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 166 156 15 11
ALLOPURINOL 162 138 17 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 152 123 18 16
TRAZODONE HCL 146 92 19 23
METHADONE HCL 143 42 S2 20 75
CARVEDILOL 142 134 21 26
LOVASTATIN 142 138 21 17
PREDNISONE 134 119 23 30
CITALOPRAM HBR 131 117 24 19
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 127 85 S2 25 49
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 118 110 26 20
CRESTOR 118 114 26 36
CALCITRIOL 113 113 28 146
METFORMIN HCL 107 86 29 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 105 85 30 22
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 102 89 31 71
GLIMEPIRIDE 98 77 32 48
TAMSULOSIN HCL 96 87 33 27
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 91 62 34 21
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 88 84 35 42
SPIRONOLACTONE 88 55 35 45
BUPROPION HCL SR 87 60 37 93
SPIRIVA 84 83 38 56
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 82 0 S2 39 38
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 80 74 40 13
FENTANYL 77 63 S2 41 57
FLUOXETINE HCL 74 64 42 31
NIASPAN 73 73 43 159
DIGOXIN 71 71 44 43
PROAIR HFA 70 41 45 32
CLOPIDOGREL 66 59 46 66
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 65 21 R 47 51
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 65 46 47 40
CALCITONIN-SALMON 64 64 49 233
PROMETHAZINE HCL 61 14 R 50 104
DONEPEZIL HCL 60 60 51 33
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 58 53 S3 52 118
KLOR-CON 10 58 46 52 74
AGGRENOX 56 56 54 121
VERAPAMIL ER 55 51 55 109
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 52 39 56 117
TORSEMIDE 52 52 56 165
CHLORTHALIDONE 52 52 56 89
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 51 24 59 102
CLONIDINE HCL 51 47 59 69
PREMARIN 50 36 R 61 88
AZITHROMYCIN 50 39 61 70
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. 17, 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.