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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,622Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1089 out of 6645

$0 Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6642 out of 6645

148 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96%Patients 65 Years and Older
98% 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 California
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 8,355 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$0 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

58 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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 California
SENNA-GEN 506 484 10 1 367
ASPIRIN EC 375 361 2 264
CALCIUM WITH VITAMIN D 343 323 10 3 405
SIMVASTATIN 306 299 4 1
MULTIVITAMINS 276 257 5 449
FUROSEMIDE 258 258 6 11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 243 243 7 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 232 225 8 2
LISINOPRIL 219 219 9 3
OMEPRAZOLE 170 170 10 6
VITAMIN D 170 170 10 323
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 166 153 12 75
GLIPIZIDE 155 142 13 23
MAPAP 148 148 14 353
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 147 140 15 4
GABAPENTIN 143 143 16 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 135 128 17 24
TRAMADOL HCL 121 120 18 30
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 117 117 19 28
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 112 112 20 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 110 110 21 12
CALCIUM 105 105 10 22 630
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 102 89 23 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 99 99 24 16
LORAZEPAM 97 97 25 189
MIRTAZAPINE 94 94 26 70
BISACODYL 81 81 27 546
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 80 80 S3 28 5
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 80 80 28 101
VITAMIN D2 78 70 30 440
TRAZODONE HCL 78 78 30 60
FERROUS SULFATE 74 74 32 423
MULTIVITAMINS WITH MINERALS 72 72 10 33 552
REFRESH CELLUVISC 71 71 10 34 673
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 64 64 35 29
ALLOPURINOL 61 61 36 31
VITAMIN B-12 61 61 36 453
DOK 60 53 38 384
LOVASTATIN 58 58 39 15
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 57 44 40 129
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55 55 41 9
RISPERIDONE 55 55 41 93
METFORMIN HCL ER 52 52 43 89
ATENOLOL 52 52 43 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 51 51 45 27
LANTUS 51 51 45 50
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 Nov. 19, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.