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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,813Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 761

$694K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 48 out of 761

585 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
92% 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

3% of this provider’s 585 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 585 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 20,253 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$32 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,877 1,778 1 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 1,162 1,070 2 20
LISINOPRIL 1,039 981 3 1
METFORMIN HCL 951 885 4 10
OMEPRAZOLE 870 801 5 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 708 661 6 11
ATENOLOL 698 646 7 8
SIMVASTATIN 656 604 8 2
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 569 562 9 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 546 526 10 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 454 419 11 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 447 400 12 16
GLYBURIDE 422 370 R 13 77
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 400 394 14 14
LOVASTATIN 392 373 15 17
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 385 330 16 55
ALLOPURINOL 308 289 17 28
RANITIDINE HCL 295 269 18 52
FUROSEMIDE 286 273 19 7
PROAIR HFA 283 272 20 32
TAMSULOSIN HCL 262 258 21 27
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 239 237 22 72
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 234 209 23 29
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 233 205 24 84
ACTOS 231 202 25 151
NIFEDIPINE ER 203 190 26 128
LIPITOR 199 193 27 147
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 186 148 S3 28 5
NIFEDIAC CC 176 176 29 207
IBUPROFEN 172 152 30 103
WARFARIN SODIUM 155 155 31 9
DIOVAN 151 151 32 58
NIFEDICAL XL 142 137 33 218
CLONIDINE HCL 138 135 34 69
METFORMIN HCL ER 134 122 35 67
GEMFIBROZIL 133 119 36 116
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 133 133 36 193
GLIPIZIDE 127 114 38 39
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 116 115 39 3
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 115 104 S3 40 118
FINASTERIDE 113 113 41 73
LORATADINE 112 81 42 224
HYDROCORTISONE 111 95 43 203
ADVAIR DISKUS 108 108 44 37
MECLIZINE HCL 104 92 45 274
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 102 94 46 149
LOPERAMIDE 101 92 47 278
GABAPENTIN 97 95 48 15
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 95 89 49 142
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 95 93 49 62
DONEPEZIL HCL 93 93 51 33
FAMOTIDINE 92 81 52 60
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE 91 87 53 281
COLCRYS 88 88 54 232
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 86 83 55 22
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 85 73 R 56 282
PLAVIX 83 83 57 119
BENICAR 79 63 58 81
NITROSTAT 73 54 59 176
TRAZODONE HCL 72 71 60 23
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 67 56 61 18
AZITHROMYCIN 67 60 61 70
KLOR-CON 10 67 67 61 74
DIGOXIN 67 67 61 43
NAMENDA 66 66 65 59
HYDRALAZINE HCL 66 66 65 114
CARVEDILOL 64 64 67 26
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61 61 68 65
AMOXICILLIN 60 51 69 200
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 59 59 70 190
NAPROXEN 58 47 71 105
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 57 40 R 72 211
PROCTOZONE-HC 56 56 73 321
SULFACETAMIDE SODIUM 54 47 74 331
PREDNISONE 54 50 74 30
CLOPIDOGREL 53 53 76 66
NEXIUM 53 32 76 98
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52 45 78 35
AVODART 50 50 79 201
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 July 15, 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.