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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,008Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 761

$1.27M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 761

795 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 795 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 795 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 20,216 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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 1,083 886 1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,048 850 2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 1,003 798 3 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 967 848 4 6
LISINOPRIL 903 725 5 1
FUROSEMIDE 729 640 6 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 623 584 7 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 563 440 S3 8 5
METFORMIN HCL 505 377 9 10
GABAPENTIN 486 398 10 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 428 345 11 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 364 289 12 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 351 291 13 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 348 301 14 14
LOVASTATIN 337 282 15 17
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 318 306 16 20
ATENOLOL 293 235 17 8
TRAMADOL HCL 291 191 18 34
NAMENDA 279 279 19 59
DONEPEZIL HCL 278 278 20 33
BYSTOLIC 242 212 21 106
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 239 224 22 13
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 227 201 23 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 225 215 24 11
PAROXETINE HCL 224 187 25 47
SERTRALINE HCL 215 157 26 25
TRAZODONE HCL 214 123 27 23
CARVEDILOL 203 163 28 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 197 138 29 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 197 183 29 16
JANUVIA 180 152 31 113
CYMBALTA 178 132 32 53
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 178 149 32 40
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 171 135 34 22
GLIPIZIDE 168 134 35 39
FENTANYL 168 152 S2 35 57
ADVAIR DISKUS 159 125 37 37
ALLOPURINOL 156 127 38 28
ROPINIROLE HCL 150 93 39 95
PROAIR HFA 147 121 40 32
LANTUS 143 121 41 41
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 137 123 42 55
SPIRIVA 135 112 43 56
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 134 131 44 82
OXYCODONE HCL 129 111 S2 45 24
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 128 100 R 46 54
SINGULAIR 122 77 47 138
FENOFIBRATE 122 91 47 91
RANITIDINE HCL 120 82 49 52
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 119 91 50 29
AVODART 119 64 50 201
FLUOXETINE HCL 117 75 52 31
BENAZEPRIL HCL 116 116 53 112
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 116 84 53 42
ZETIA 115 79 55 87
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 114 75 56 62
BENICAR 113 103 57 81
EXELON 108 108 58 271
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 106 81 S2 59 38
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 98 59 S2 60 49
NEXIUM 98 72 60 98
KLOR-CON M20 96 96 62 99
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 95 95 63 132
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 95 55 R 63 51
ACTONEL 94 94 65 171
CRESTOR 89 77 66 36
NYSTATIN 89 88 66 180
PREDNISONE 88 70 68 30
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 85 82 69 68
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 84 55 70 214
MIRTAZAPINE 84 69 70 50
FAMOTIDINE 83 64 72 60
CLOPIDOGREL 82 62 73 66
NIASPAN 82 45 73 159
BUPROPION HCL SR 79 52 75 93
JANTOVEN 77 77 76 181
OLANZAPINE 76 49 77 144
LOVAZA 73 30 78 178
VESICARE 68 42 79 217
SPIRONOLACTONE 67 51 80 45
EVISTA 65 41 81 184
LACTULOSE 65 43 81 162
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 65 56 81 90
GLIPIZIDE ER 64 51 84 124
RISPERIDONE 64 57 84 83
PROMETHAZINE HCL 63 21 R 86 104
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61 42 87 35
NOVOLOG 59 54 88 129
ABILIFY 59 26 88 206
HUMALOG 58 47 90 123
TOPIRAMATE 57 40 91 186
TIZANIDINE HCL 57 35 91 139
AZITHROMYCIN 57 41 91 70
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 55 48 94 117
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55 55 94 65
DIOVAN 54 42 96 58
RAMIPRIL 53 53 97 127
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 53 35 97 94
COMBIVENT 53 41 97 110
BUPROPION XL 53 32 97 150
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 53 21 97 102
SYNTHROID 52 52 102 64
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 51 41 103 101
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 50 28 104 76
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 50 48 104 207
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 Feb. 1, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.