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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,098Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 917

$1.05M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 917

735 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
40% 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 Washington
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 735 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 735 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 17,881 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

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 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 Washington
FUROSEMIDE 884 727 1 7
OMEPRAZOLE 853 639 2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 796 688 3 3
LISINOPRIL 764 643 4 1
SIMVASTATIN 692 574 5 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 580 496 6 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 542 461 7 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 526 439 8 16
LOVASTATIN 499 458 9 19
CITALOPRAM HBR 429 311 10 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 412 350 11 11
METFORMIN HCL 409 374 12 8
ATENOLOL 380 348 13 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 347 332 S3 14 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 330 304 15 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 328 294 16 5
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 277 210 17 26
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 276 226 18 42
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 261 219 19 14
TRAZODONE HCL 260 226 20 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 256 250 21 20
CARVEDILOL 237 219 22 33
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 234 219 23 18
GABAPENTIN 233 140 24 17
DIGOXIN 230 214 25 41
PREDNISONE 225 165 26 34
TAMSULOSIN HCL 207 168 27 25
DONEPEZIL HCL 184 162 28 32
ALLOPURINOL 176 152 29 31
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 176 109 R 29 67
ADVAIR DISKUS 175 150 31 47
RANITIDINE HCL 170 119 32 29
SERTRALINE HCL 161 131 33 24
TRAMADOL HCL 159 124 34 28
PROAIR HFA 154 98 35 35
CRESTOR 148 132 36 30
GLIPIZIDE 145 125 37 40
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 144 132 S2 38 46
METFORMIN HCL ER 143 118 39 69
RISPERIDONE 138 109 40 51
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 135 110 41 63
PAROXETINE HCL 135 97 41 57
LANTUS 126 109 43 37
VENTOLIN HFA 118 74 44 135
DIOVAN 112 112 45 49
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 111 79 46 123
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110 107 47 62
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 103 87 48 74
MIRTAZAPINE 98 98 49 39
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 94 40 50 78
PEN NEEDLE 93 87 51 99
FELODIPINE ER 93 93 51 127
NIFEDIPINE ER 93 87 51 139
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 92 76 54 165
LABETALOL HCL 90 77 55 188
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 86 61 56 66
AZITHROMYCIN 85 55 57 61
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 85 54 57 137
CLOPIDOGREL 83 74 59 50
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 82 77 60 23
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 81 45 61 70
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 79 72 62 72
BENAZEPRIL HCL 77 62 63 80
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 77 56 63 132
CLONIDINE HCL 77 51 63 85
FINASTERIDE 76 50 66 77
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 74 72 67 95
OLANZAPINE 71 22 68 103
HUMALOG 70 63 69 151
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 70 70 69 21
ROPINIROLE HCL 69 67 71 88
NADOLOL 68 53 72 302
FENTANYL 66 66 S2 73 58
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 66 61 73 96
COMBIVENT 64 50 75 148
DIOVAN HCT 63 63 76 118
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 63 22 76 52
FLUOXETINE HCL 63 44 76 38
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 63 32 76 44
CARBAMAZEPINE 63 50 76 221
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 62 61 81 76
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 60 57 82 36
COLCRYS 60 59 82 255
NOVOLOG 60 58 82 98
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 59 26 85 117
SPIRIVA 58 54 86 45
SPIRONOLACTONE 57 44 87 55
GLIMEPIRIDE 55 53 88 54
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 54 33 89 169
LAMOTRIGINE 54 11 89 175
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 54 20 89 134
PLAVIX 54 49 89 84
SYNTHROID 54 50 89 68
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 52 39 94 86
PRIMIDONE 52 36 94 216
KLOR-CON M20 52 39 94 121
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 51 21 97 388
NAMENDA 51 45 97 43
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 Aug. 1, 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.