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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,403Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 21 out of 761

$1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 761

486 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74%Patients 65 Years and Older
59% 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

11% of this provider’s 486 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 486 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 10,593 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$70 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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
OMEPRAZOLE 411 302 1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 401 331 2 3
FUROSEMIDE 398 321 3 7
RANITIDINE HCL 360 268 4 52
CRESTOR 345 267 5 36
LISINOPRIL 332 252 6 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 319 281 7 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 298 233 8 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 290 220 S3 9 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 284 241 10 6
SIMVASTATIN 239 175 11 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 197 152 12 18
TRAZODONE HCL 190 110 13 23
METFORMIN HCL 180 121 14 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 175 144 15 19
GABAPENTIN 172 96 16 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 168 147 17 13
CARVEDILOL 164 121 18 26
METFORMIN HCL ER 152 110 19 67
NEXIUM 145 82 20 98
WARFARIN SODIUM 144 138 21 9
SERTRALINE HCL 138 93 22 25
OXYCODONE HCL 136 68 S2 23 24
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 133 84 R 24 54
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 127 110 25 22
ALLOPURINOL 125 104 26 28
MELOXICAM 125 90 26 61
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 122 113 28 16
NAMENDA 121 117 29 59
CYMBALTA 118 83 30 53
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115 89 31 11
PLAVIX 109 97 32 119
FENOFIBRATE 106 68 33 91
TAMSULOSIN HCL 103 79 34 27
ATENOLOL 103 94 34 8
TRICOR 102 65 36 164
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 101 66 R 37 51
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 100 89 38 12
LANTUS 93 46 39 41
PREDNISONE 91 72 40 30
KLOR-CON M20 91 84 40 99
DIGOXIN 91 81 40 43
TRAMADOL HCL 90 69 43 34
CLOPIDOGREL 88 68 44 66
HYDRALAZINE HCL 88 79 44 114
SPIRONOLACTONE 87 51 46 45
NOVOLOG 87 26 46 129
ZETIA 87 78 46 87
FLUOXETINE HCL 86 43 49 31
EVISTA 84 74 50 184
LYRICA 84 58 50 134
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 80 32 52 29
AZITHROMYCIN 78 58 53 70
DONEPEZIL HCL 77 61 54 33
PROAIR HFA 74 40 55 32
SINGULAIR 71 38 56 138
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71 65 56 65
DIOVAN 70 60 58 58
ABILIFY 66 45 59 206
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 65 32 60 149
BUMETANIDE 64 45 61 173
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 63 48 62 204
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 62 52 63 195
LEVOFLOXACIN 61 49 64 185
PREMARIN 61 37 R 64 88
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 59 43 66 63
ADVAIR DISKUS 59 42 66 37
LACTULOSE 58 45 68 162
PROMETHAZINE HCL 57 23 R 69 104
BYSTOLIC 54 54 70 106
DOXEPIN HCL 54 41 70 205
BENICAR HCT 53 40 72 215
RAMIPRIL 52 18 73 127
FAMOTIDINE 52 23 73 60
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 52 34 73 160
TRILIPIX 52 25 73 256
GLIPIZIDE 51 51 77 39
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 50 50 78 82
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 19, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.