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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,875Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 28 out of 761

$712K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 41 out of 761

430 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80%Patients 65 Years and Older
44% 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

20% of this provider’s 430 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 430 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 11,135 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% 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

32 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 587 440 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 511 442 2 3
FUROSEMIDE 447 391 3 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 406 396 4 9
OMEPRAZOLE 404 303 5 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 341 302 6 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 337 299 7 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 328 290 S3 8 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 326 268 9 20
OXYCODONE HCL 325 268 S2 10 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 243 187 11 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 241 214 12 18
METFORMIN HCL 236 173 13 10
ATENOLOL 172 155 14 8
MIRTAZAPINE 168 129 15 50
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 167 144 16 16
SIMVASTATIN 166 154 17 2
GABAPENTIN 143 119 18 15
ALLOPURINOL 142 129 19 28
SERTRALINE HCL 141 117 20 25
GLIPIZIDE 133 121 21 39
CARVEDILOL 133 126 21 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 128 113 23 27
LOVASTATIN 126 102 24 17
CYMBALTA 125 76 25 53
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 123 81 26 29
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 120 109 27 22
CRESTOR 118 86 28 36
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 116 93 29 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 115 77 30 19
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 114 114 31 21
GLIMEPIRIDE 113 82 32 48
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 106 35 R 33 51
DIGOXIN 102 102 34 43
DONEPEZIL HCL 99 99 35 33
PROAIR HFA 99 54 35 32
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 93 74 37 94
LANTUS 92 68 38 41
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 90 65 39 40
RANITIDINE HCL 89 55 40 52
KLOR-CON 10 88 77 41 74
CLOPIDOGREL 83 77 42 66
PAROXETINE HCL 80 55 43 47
SPIRIVA 79 57 44 56
ADVAIR DISKUS 78 62 45 37
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 78 67 S2 45 49
TRAZODONE HCL 78 28 45 23
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 76 57 R 48 54
LIPITOR 75 45 49 147
KLOR-CON M20 70 70 50 99
FLUOXETINE HCL 69 69 51 31
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 68 38 52 102
FAMOTIDINE 65 65 53 60
GLIPIZIDE ER 64 63 54 124
SPIRONOLACTONE 64 62 54 45
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 63 22 R 56 306
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 62 39 57 76
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 62 62 57 72
NEXIUM 60 57 59 98
BUMETANIDE 60 51 59 173
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 58 51 61 13
PREDNISONE 58 53 61 30
PLAVIX 58 54 61 119
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 56 43 64 85
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 54 42 S2 65 136
ACTONEL 54 35 65 171
GLYBURIDE 54 49 R 65 77
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 53 41 68 62
HUMALOG 53 45 68 123
GLIPIZIDE XL 52 41 70 148
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 51 21 S2 71 140
LYRICA 51 17 71 134
AZITHROMYCIN 51 43 71 70
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 May 1, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.