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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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36,907Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 917

$2.23M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 917

857 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
81% 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 Washington
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 857 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 857 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 27,178 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

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

43 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 Washington
LISINOPRIL 1,241 919 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,095 847 2 3
FUROSEMIDE 940 798 3 7
SIMVASTATIN 835 666 4 2
GABAPENTIN 802 552 5 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 717 369 6 10
OMEPRAZOLE 694 533 7 4
CITALOPRAM HBR 671 546 8 15
OXYCODONE HCL 661 374 S2 9 27
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 640 569 10 11
RISPERIDONE 630 514 11 51
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 625 534 12 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 610 521 13 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 587 504 14 20
MIRTAZAPINE 542 480 15 39
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 517 356 S3 16 6
RANITIDINE HCL 506 365 17 29
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 481 319 18 75
DONEPEZIL HCL 472 466 19 32
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 454 360 20 52
METFORMIN HCL 431 249 21 8
TRAZODONE HCL 422 285 22 22
NAMENDA 403 375 23 43
TRAMADOL HCL 389 316 24 28
CARVEDILOL 372 279 25 33
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 357 194 S2 26 48
LANTUS 346 249 27 37
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 339 240 28 9
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 323 321 29 23
BACLOFEN 308 168 30 82
CLOPIDOGREL 300 278 31 50
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 292 211 32 66
CYMBALTA 287 171 33 56
TAMSULOSIN HCL 284 261 34 25
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 278 255 35 13
FENOFIBRATE 257 189 36 73
HYDRALAZINE HCL 252 189 37 90
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 250 187 38 44
LEVETIRACETAM 247 175 39 120
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 227 72 R 40 65
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 226 133 41 63
SPIRIVA 224 170 42 45
SERTRALINE HCL 224 199 42 24
NOVOLOG 223 168 44 98
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 215 163 45 14
ATENOLOL 212 171 46 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 212 180 46 18
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 196 98 48 132
SPIRONOLACTONE 190 120 49 55
PLAVIX 189 169 50 84
DIGOXIN 186 160 51 41
OLANZAPINE 184 124 52 103
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 179 84 S2 53 46
PAROXETINE HCL 175 133 54 57
ALLOPURINOL 175 145 54 31
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 174 140 56 95
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 173 165 57 70
PREDNISONE 170 147 58 34
ADVAIR DISKUS 166 123 59 47
PEN NEEDLE 160 81 60 99
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 158 63 61 155
SEROQUEL 155 119 62 119
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 154 119 63 114
FLUOXETINE HCL 154 112 63 38
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 150 131 65 159
LOVASTATIN 148 85 66 19
NIASPAN 136 77 67 157
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 134 115 68 86
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 133 105 69 116
FINASTERIDE 123 116 70 77
CRESTOR 122 103 71 30
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 118 56 72 21
CLONIDINE HCL 117 61 73 85
LEVEMIR 117 93 73 194
PRADAXA 112 111 75 226
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 108 46 76 197
LAMOTRIGINE 104 68 77 175
LACTULOSE 103 86 78 133
METHADONE HCL 103 28 S2 78 59
CEPHALEXIN 103 65 78 105
LEVOFLOXACIN 101 73 81 138
BUSPIRONE HCL 99 86 82 160
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 97 64 83 26
GLIPIZIDE 97 78 83 40
FAMOTIDINE 96 66 85 91
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 96 61 85 96
GENERLAC 95 33 87 219
PRIMIDONE 94 52 88 216
GLIMEPIRIDE 94 79 88 54
LIDODERM 91 75 90 64
TRAVATAN Z 90 74 91 191
TRILIPIX 90 86 91 215
ABILIFY 90 23 91 172
AZITHROMYCIN 89 68 94 61
ENULOSE 86 32 95 229
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 85 67 96 165
DILTIAZEM ER 85 67 96 106
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 84 73 98 76
HUMALOG 82 71 99 151
AGGRENOX 80 70 100 186
KLOR-CON M20 80 55 100 121
EXELON 78 77 102 207
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 76 35 103 169
HALOPERIDOL 76 47 103 204
INSULIN SYRINGE 76 62 103 83
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 75 37 R 106 227
VENTOLIN HFA 75 50 106 135
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 73 62 108 72
MORPHINE SULFATE 73 27 S2 108 173
NYSTATIN 73 51 108 171
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 72 52 111 193
DIOVAN 72 62 111 49
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 71 58 113 123
PROAIR HFA 71 63 113 35
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 70 57 115 74
BUPROPION HCL SR 69 33 116 101
LATANOPROST 69 60 116 231
PROMETHAZINE HCL 67 22 R 118 141
NUEDEXTA 67 57 118 345
PRAZOSIN HCL 67 50 118 195
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 66 42 121 150
DILANTIN 66 29 121 349
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 66 57 121 349
SINGULAIR 66 36 121 153
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 65 51 125 293
LYRICA 64 39 126 122
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 63 39 127 134
ROPINIROLE HCL 63 43 127 88
IBUPROFEN 62 21 129 97
TRICOR 61 39 130 163
NEXIUM 60 34 131 60
METHOCARBAMOL 60 25 R 131 87
TOPIRAMATE 59 14 133 190
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 57 43 134 237
CLONIDINE 57 32 134 310
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 55 31 136 78
LABETALOL HCL 54 21 137 188
OXYCONTIN 53 42 S2 138 100
KLOR-CON 10 53 45 138 115
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 50 17 140 137
ACTOS 50 40 140 112
CELEBREX 50 40 140 124
COMBIVENT 50 18 140 148
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 June 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.