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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,678Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 761

$893K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 16 out of 761

866 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94%Patients 65 Years and Older
14% 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

5% of this provider’s 866 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 866 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 15,822 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% 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

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
SIMVASTATIN 989 901 1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 740 712 2 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 663 644 3 6
FUROSEMIDE 519 515 4 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 516 516 5 9
OMEPRAZOLE 506 481 6 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 466 434 S3 7 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 436 409 8 16
LISINOPRIL 426 421 9 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 384 379 10 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 368 356 11 14
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 343 331 12 65
METFORMIN HCL 320 264 13 10
ATENOLOL 317 310 14 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 314 310 15 11
DIOVAN HCT 252 249 16 155
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 237 230 17 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 225 218 18 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 224 208 19 13
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 220 196 20 22
GLIPIZIDE 219 204 21 39
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 198 177 22 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 195 181 23 40
SERTRALINE HCL 193 178 24 25
TERAZOSIN HCL 186 185 25 86
LOVASTATIN 179 179 26 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 162 146 27 27
FINASTERIDE 154 136 28 73
GABAPENTIN 147 142 29 15
LANTUS 142 136 30 41
ALLOPURINOL 139 139 31 28
DIOVAN 138 138 32 58
CLOPIDOGREL 113 108 33 66
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 111 109 34 142
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107 107 35 35
PREDNISONE 107 104 35 30
DONEPEZIL HCL 105 105 37 33
CARVEDILOL 94 94 38 26
OXYCODONE HCL 89 79 S2 39 24
LEVOXYL 88 81 40 96
NIFEDIPINE ER 88 88 40 128
DIGOXIN 88 88 40 43
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 86 85 43 20
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 85 85 44 137
FLUOXETINE HCL 85 62 44 31
VESICARE 77 77 46 217
PLAVIX 76 73 47 119
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 73 70 48 42
BUPROPION XL 71 61 49 150
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 68 64 50 63
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 68 68 50 102
INSULIN SYRINGE 67 63 52 78
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 66 55 53 85
SYNTHROID 63 63 54 64
RANITIDINE HCL 62 62 55 52
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 61 61 56 132
OXYCONTIN 60 50 S2 57 114
FAMOTIDINE 58 58 58 60
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 58 56 R 58 54
PROPRANOLOL HCL 58 46 58 100
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 52 52 61 72
PAROXETINE HCL 51 51 62 47
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 51 33 62 190
BUPROPION HCL SR 51 48 62 93
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 50 50 65 55
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 April 1, 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.