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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,555Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 32 out of 761

$730K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 37 out of 761

648 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
31% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 648 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 648 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 13%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 11,457 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 543 464 1 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 429 317 S3 2 5
LISINOPRIL 422 370 3 1
FUROSEMIDE 341 290 4 7
OMEPRAZOLE 329 275 5 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 310 288 6 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 287 183 7 19
ATENOLOL 278 263 8 8
SIMVASTATIN 264 230 9 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 250 220 10 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 225 218 11 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 211 197 12 12
GLIMEPIRIDE 195 178 13 48
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 194 182 14 11
GABAPENTIN 172 123 15 15
TRAMADOL HCL 170 158 16 34
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 160 139 17 20
RANITIDINE HCL 146 109 18 52
MELOXICAM 144 124 19 61
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 138 133 20 14
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 136 133 21 72
OXYCODONE HCL 134 98 S2 22 24
SPIRONOLACTONE 133 133 23 45
WARFARIN SODIUM 124 112 24 9
METFORMIN HCL 123 95 25 10
CARVEDILOL 122 105 26 26
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 111 93 27 42
KLOR-CON 10 110 101 28 74
METHADONE HCL 110 49 S2 28 75
TRAZODONE HCL 101 91 30 23
DIGOXIN 99 86 31 43
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 94 89 32 40
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 91 83 33 94
BENICAR 84 72 34 81
CRESTOR 83 74 35 36
LABETALOL HCL 82 82 36 231
NABUMETONE 81 60 37 133
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 81 72 S2 37 49
FENTANYL 79 68 S2 39 57
CLOPIDOGREL 78 69 40 66
PROAIR HFA 77 66 41 32
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 77 57 41 101
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 75 63 43 16
LOVASTATIN 75 75 43 17
OXYCONTIN 74 71 S2 45 114
KLOR-CON M20 73 73 46 99
NAMENDA 71 71 47 59
DONEPEZIL HCL 70 70 48 33
CALCITONIN-SALMON 69 69 49 233
CYMBALTA 68 59 50 53
BACLOFEN 68 13 50 120
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 67 12 S2 52 140
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 67 62 52 82
PREDNISONE 66 61 54 30
MIRTAZAPINE 65 54 55 50
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 65 65 55 22
FLUOXETINE HCL 62 32 57 31
ALLOPURINOL 62 60 57 28
JANUVIA 61 49 59 113
PEN NEEDLE 61 56 59 183
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 60 26 R 61 51
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 60 33 61 97
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 59 46 S2 63 38
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 58 55 64 63
TAMSULOSIN HCL 56 50 65 27
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 54 54 66 21
LANTUS 54 49 66 41
FORTICAL 51 47 68 341
AGGRENOX 51 51 68 121
LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 50 48 70 190
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 24, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.