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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,234Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 761

$968K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 761

357 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
33% 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

17% of this provider’s 357 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

29% of this provider’s 357 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 13,906 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

48 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 748 590 1 3
LISINOPRIL 621 512 2 1
SIMVASTATIN 599 500 3 2
FUROSEMIDE 578 515 4 7
OMEPRAZOLE 501 372 5 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 426 320 S3 6 5
LOVASTATIN 338 270 7 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 326 273 8 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 308 260 9 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 304 286 10 11
TRAMADOL HCL 294 222 11 34
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 279 247 12 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 267 232 13 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 256 224 14 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 240 227 15 18
CARVEDILOL 231 184 16 26
GABAPENTIN 227 164 17 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 218 178 18 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 215 185 19 27
METFORMIN HCL 195 162 20 10
SYNTHROID 191 162 21 64
ALLOPURINOL 177 173 22 28
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 177 139 22 13
LANTUS 169 124 24 41
SPIRONOLACTONE 160 138 25 45
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 149 91 R 26 51
DONEPEZIL HCL 141 141 27 33
FENOFIBRATE 137 97 28 91
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 129 106 29 21
SERTRALINE HCL 127 90 30 25
CITALOPRAM HBR 126 113 31 19
OXYCODONE HCL 124 92 S2 32 24
GLIMEPIRIDE 124 121 32 48
ROPINIROLE HCL 123 106 34 95
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 113 74 S2 35 38
CLOPIDOGREL 113 99 35 66
TRAZODONE HCL 109 70 37 23
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 107 94 38 157
CRESTOR 107 82 38 36
DIOVAN 104 104 40 58
MELOXICAM 104 81 40 61
PROMETHAZINE HCL 100 39 R 42 104
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 99 89 S3 43 220
ATENOLOL 96 81 44 8
KLOR-CON M20 95 85 45 99
FENTANYL 94 47 S2 46 57
DIGOXIN 91 88 47 43
LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 80 51 48 190
CLONIDINE HCL 80 67 48 69
MIRTAZAPINE 77 77 50 50
TRILIPIX 75 75 51 256
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 74 53 52 63
PREDNISONE 73 64 53 30
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 72 49 54 20
BENICAR 71 56 55 81
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 70 45 56 29
VYTORIN 70 70 56 168
PLAVIX 69 62 58 119
SPIRIVA 68 60 59 56
ADVAIR DISKUS 67 67 60 37
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 66 66 61 302
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 65 54 S2 62 49
PAROXETINE HCL 64 54 63 47
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 64 64 63 72
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 61 33 65 102
PREMARIN 60 35 R 66 88
OXYCONTIN 59 35 S2 67 114
MICARDIS 58 58 68 161
JANUVIA 57 57 69 113
KLOR-CON 10 56 50 70 74
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 56 45 70 40
DIOVAN HCT 54 54 72 155
OLANZAPINE 53 51 73 144
TOVIAZ 53 53 73 336
ACIPHEX 51 39 75 246
CILOSTAZOL 51 50 75 341
TERAZOSIN HCL 50 50 77 86
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 18, 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.