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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,410Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 20 out of 761

$731K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 36 out of 761

573 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90%Patients 65 Years and Older
29% 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

11% of this provider’s 573 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 573 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 12,732 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% 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

25 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 566 488 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 526 482 2 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 490 466 3 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 481 402 S3 4 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 468 419 5 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 464 436 6 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 367 351 7 6
OMEPRAZOLE 356 335 8 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 329 323 9 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 323 290 10 18
FUROSEMIDE 301 264 11 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 293 266 12 19
ATENOLOL 292 283 13 8
LOVASTATIN 283 268 14 17
METFORMIN HCL 267 220 15 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 247 229 16 13
GABAPENTIN 220 161 17 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 194 174 18 14
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 192 164 19 22
CRESTOR 163 147 20 36
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 157 152 21 16
TRAMADOL HCL 148 80 22 34
ALLOPURINOL 146 122 23 28
PREDNISONE 134 117 24 30
TAMSULOSIN HCL 130 130 25 27
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 128 128 26 21
CARVEDILOL 125 125 27 26
SERTRALINE HCL 120 88 28 25
PAROXETINE HCL 118 86 29 47
FLUOXETINE HCL 113 109 30 31
VENLAFAXINE HCL 102 71 31 198
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 102 73 S2 31 49
METHOCARBAMOL 100 84 R 33 172
DIGOXIN 97 96 34 43
AZITHROMYCIN 94 75 35 70
DONEPEZIL HCL 84 84 36 33
PROAIR HFA 82 72 37 32
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 79 77 38 76
ADVAIR DISKUS 77 66 39 37
LANTUS 74 62 40 41
CLOPIDOGREL 74 66 40 66
MELOXICAM 73 70 42 61
CYMBALTA 72 66 43 53
TRAZODONE HCL 72 48 43 23
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 68 65 45 97
NEXIUM 66 65 46 98
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 66 39 46 40
OXYCODONE HCL 65 49 S2 48 24
FENOFIBRATE 65 51 48 91
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64 61 50 35
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 61 53 51 29
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 59 59 52 71
NAMENDA 59 59 52 59
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 56 52 54 117
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 53 47 55 85
ESTRADIOL 53 40 R 55 80
PROPRANOLOL HCL 52 46 57 100
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 52 46 57 63
CEPHALEXIN 51 46 59 145
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 50 50 S3 60 118
FINASTERIDE 50 50 60 73
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. 28, 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.