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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,342Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 287 out of 761

$276K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 347 out of 761

295 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
3% 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 295 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 295 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 5,711 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

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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
LISINOPRIL 318 300 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 304 283 2 3
SIMVASTATIN 281 264 3 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 260 249 4 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 211 203 5 20
OMEPRAZOLE 191 179 6 4
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 173 141 7 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 173 173 7 13
CHLORTHALIDONE 167 145 9 89
FUROSEMIDE 144 139 10 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 121 117 11 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 120 78 S3 12 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 114 105 13 16
ALLOPURINOL 97 93 14 28
CARVEDILOL 92 86 15 26
WARFARIN SODIUM 89 89 16 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 83 76 17 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81 72 18 11
ADVAIR DISKUS 79 65 19 37
SYNTHROID 75 75 20 64
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 74 70 21 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 73 52 22 19
ATENOLOL 66 58 23 8
PAROXETINE HCL 63 63 24 47
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 62 62 25 71
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 61 48 26 29
AZITHROMYCIN 58 49 27 70
GABAPENTIN 58 48 27 15
DIGOXIN 52 52 29 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 July 8, 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.