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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,176Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 67 out of 761

$587K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 77 out of 761

578 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
25% 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

12% of this provider’s 578 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 578 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 9,907 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$53 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 519 461 1 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 425 352 S3 2 5
SIMVASTATIN 412 398 3 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 396 365 4 6
LISINOPRIL 346 322 5 1
OMEPRAZOLE 337 301 6 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 271 265 7 9
FUROSEMIDE 253 244 8 7
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 240 213 9 22
LOVASTATIN 236 204 10 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 211 192 11 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 204 202 12 14
METFORMIN HCL 201 154 13 10
SERTRALINE HCL 195 193 14 25
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 181 181 15 13
FLUOXETINE HCL 161 135 16 31
GABAPENTIN 155 141 17 15
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 152 148 18 42
ATENOLOL 144 137 19 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 143 132 20 12
SPIRONOLACTONE 127 111 21 45
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 125 119 22 11
OXYCODONE HCL 120 60 S2 23 24
CARVEDILOL 111 110 24 26
TRAMADOL HCL 100 96 25 34
CRESTOR 96 68 26 36
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 95 95 27 16
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 95 95 27 68
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 87 70 29 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 86 86 30 19
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 83 69 S2 31 49
DONEPEZIL HCL 82 82 32 33
ALLOPURINOL 78 64 33 28
FENTANYL 75 60 S2 34 57
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74 65 35 35
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 70 58 36 102
ADVAIR DISKUS 68 50 37 37
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 67 64 38 29
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 67 62 R 38 54
METHADONE HCL 62 53 S2 40 75
TRAZODONE HCL 61 58 41 23
PREDNISONE 60 58 42 30
TAMSULOSIN HCL 60 41 42 27
METFORMIN HCL ER 58 58 44 67
ESTRADIOL 57 36 R 45 80
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 56 56 46 21
KLOR-CON 10 56 56 46 74
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 56 45 46 55
RANITIDINE HCL 55 44 49 52
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 55 55 49 90
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 53 47 51 228
GLYBURIDE 53 41 R 51 77
PROAIR HFA 51 45 53 32
PAROXETINE HCL 51 46 53 47
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 50 48 55 63
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 23, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.