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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,836Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 18 out of 761

$805K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 30 out of 761

624 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
53% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 624 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 624 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 11,742 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% 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

24 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 585 443 1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 583 492 2 3
LISINOPRIL 505 436 3 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 434 317 S3 4 5
SIMVASTATIN 380 343 5 2
FUROSEMIDE 358 302 6 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 322 282 7 6
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 273 259 8 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 263 250 9 9
MELOXICAM 261 180 10 61
GABAPENTIN 254 194 11 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 233 216 12 14
ATENOLOL 223 198 13 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 222 207 14 16
METFORMIN HCL 214 170 15 10
CYMBALTA 201 104 16 53
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 197 180 17 12
OXYCODONE HCL 194 91 S2 18 24
TRAZODONE HCL 185 147 19 23
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 184 154 20 18
MIRTAZAPINE 176 152 21 50
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 174 155 22 20
SERTRALINE HCL 159 104 23 25
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 154 124 S2 24 38
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 137 125 25 13
GLIMEPIRIDE 132 75 26 48
DONEPEZIL HCL 127 127 27 33
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 124 105 28 11
PROMETHAZINE HCL 115 62 R 29 104
TRAMADOL HCL 108 84 30 34
PREDNISONE 106 98 31 30
PROAIR HFA 102 59 32 32
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 102 57 S2 32 140
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 102 82 32 62
NAMENDA 99 99 35 59
ALLOPURINOL 98 79 36 28
CLOPIDOGREL 95 76 37 66
BUPROPION HCL SR 94 76 38 93
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 92 80 39 42
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 92 55 R 39 51
PAROXETINE HCL 87 64 41 47
CRESTOR 87 84 41 36
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 87 63 41 22
LANTUS 86 53 44 41
LOVASTATIN 85 76 45 17
SPIRONOLACTONE 82 60 46 45
SYNTHROID 81 81 47 64
DIGOXIN 78 78 48 43
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78 69 48 35
TERAZOSIN HCL 77 66 50 86
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 74 33 S2 51 136
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 73 70 52 40
DETROL LA 72 72 53 196
CITALOPRAM HBR 69 59 54 19
METHADONE HCL 68 31 S2 55 75
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 68 43 55 97
ADVAIR DISKUS 65 48 57 37
OLANZAPINE 64 48 58 144
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 63 61 59 29
HYDROXYZINE HCL 62 34 R 60 229
FLUOXETINE HCL 61 25 61 31
SPIRIVA 61 44 61 56
TIZANIDINE HCL 60 36 63 139
CLONIDINE HCL 60 33 63 69
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 59 29 65 149
AZITHROMYCIN 57 48 66 70
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 55 43 67 327
TAMSULOSIN HCL 55 49 67 27
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 54 35 69 84
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 54 50 69 68
NEXIUM 53 43 71 98
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 52 51 72 55
CARVEDILOL 52 44 72 26
DIOVAN 51 51 74 58
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 Jan. 14, 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.