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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,435Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 134

$656K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 17 out of 134

378 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92%Patients 65 Years and Older
73% 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 Idaho
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 378 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

24% of this provider’s 378 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 10,913 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

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 19.


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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 Idaho
OMEPRAZOLE 513 455 1 3
FUROSEMIDE 507 467 2 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 455 423 3 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 425 372 S3 4 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 332 294 5 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 323 302 6 14
LISINOPRIL 312 297 7 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 301 293 8 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 297 293 9 30
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 258 253 10 6
SIMVASTATIN 238 214 11 2
GABAPENTIN 211 154 12 12
FENTANYL 205 189 S2 13 41
SERTRALINE HCL 180 180 14 24
TRAZODONE HCL 178 152 15 23
LANTUS 175 135 16 32
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 164 147 17 17
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 150 130 18 96
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 145 127 19 69
NAMENDA 142 142 20 53
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 135 112 21 82
OLANZAPINE 126 123 22 74
MIRTAZAPINE 124 123 23 44
CEPHALEXIN 117 115 24 109
DIGOXIN 116 116 25 31
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 112 102 26 59
CARVEDILOL 107 94 27 27
NYSTOP 104 75 28 156
CYMBALTA 100 93 29 37
PREDNISONE 99 99 30 28
ATENOLOL 99 96 30 19
TRAMADOL HCL 99 83 30 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 95 70 33 16
METFORMIN HCL 95 58 33 9
RISPERIDONE 89 86 35 67
LEVETIRACETAM 89 26 35 139
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 88 88 37 64
AMOXICILLIN 86 83 38 161
RANITIDINE HCL 82 82 39 48
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 79 54 40 61
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 77 75 41 57
CLOPIDOGREL 73 73 42 52
KLOR-CON M20 73 63 42 92
TAMSULOSIN HCL 69 57 44 26
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 68 63 45 127
HUMALOG 67 49 46 97
DIOVAN 67 55 46 55
OXYCODONE HCL 67 41 S2 46 71
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 66 65 49 11
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 64 45 S2 50 70
ROPINIROLE HCL 63 50 51 63
AGGRENOX 62 52 52 122
NOVOLOG 60 53 53 72
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 55 49 54 18
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 55 34 54 98
LEVOFLOXACIN 54 48 56 117
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 53 53 57 101
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 52 50 58 58
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52 49 58 13
NYSTATIN 50 43 60 149
SPIRONOLACTONE 50 11 60 29
ALLOPURINOL 50 48 60 25
CLOZAPINE 50 50 60 243
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 Nov. 26, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.