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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,438Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 393

$788K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 393

318 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
93% 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 Nevada
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

24% of this provider’s 318 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

26% of this provider’s 318 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 16,771 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$37 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

67 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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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 Nevada
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,177 949 1 17
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 683 602 10 2 92
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 678 528 S3 3 5
FUROSEMIDE 613 541 4 8
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 552 407 10 5 106
SIMVASTATIN 517 429 6 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 504 365 7 20
LISINOPRIL 501 445 8 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 435 400 9 3
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 426 318 S2 10 48
OMEPRAZOLE 419 342 11 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 411 345 12 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 387 331 13 9
HYDRALAZINE HCL 349 277 14 64
RISPERIDONE 323 202 15 75
GABAPENTIN 307 234 16 15
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 292 182 S2 17 71
DONEPEZIL HCL 283 272 18 34
RANITIDINE HCL 281 236 19 29
NAMENDA 265 231 20 59
CITALOPRAM HBR 258 187 21 23
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 247 176 22 117
MIRTAZAPINE 245 202 23 89
CARVEDILOL 205 155 24 21
LEVETIRACETAM 200 132 25 112
DIGOXIN 185 153 26 66
OXYCODONE HCL 183 74 S2 27 36
SANTYL 179 104 28 149
BACLOFEN 164 69 29 79
METFORMIN HCL 160 125 30 7
TRAZODONE HCL 159 132 31 47
FAMOTIDINE 157 129 32 70
CYMBALTA 154 119 33 88
TRAMADOL HCL 152 148 34 30
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 151 79 35 127
SODIUM CHLORIDE 148 107 36 164
PREDNISONE 134 103 37 65
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 133 103 38 104
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 128 109 39 141
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 126 120 40 11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 124 109 41 56
LYRICA 121 69 42 119
CLONIDINE HCL 121 89 42 50
LANTUS 120 101 44 73
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 119 111 45 19
NOVOLIN R 116 99 46 144
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114 102 47 10
AMIODARONE HCL 108 103 48 167
METHADONE HCL 103 0 S2 49 102
CLOPIDOGREL 102 87 50 33
TAMSULOSIN HCL 101 65 51 25
SERTRALINE HCL 97 81 52 28
FENTANYL 95 13 S2 53 135
BUDESONIDE 94 94 54 212
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 94 73 54 133
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 92 91 56 142
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 90 81 57 111
LACTULOSE 89 70 58 148
LIDODERM 87 50 59 116
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 83 67 60 57
JANTOVEN 83 0 60 105
GLIPIZIDE 83 73 60 32
VANCOMYCIN HCL 81 56 63 171
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 80 73 64 99
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 80 31 64 124
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 79 79 S2 66 54
DILTIAZEM HCL 79 62 66 175
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 78 20 S2 68 138
ADVAIR DISKUS 78 75 68 53
OLANZAPINE 75 75 70 213
GEMFIBROZIL 72 49 71 62
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 72 71 71 67
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 68 68 73 200
MUPIROCIN 67 53 74 184
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 66 66 75 197
MEGESTROL ACETATE 65 64 R 76 182
LEVOFLOXACIN 64 57 77 95
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 64 53 77 16
MELOXICAM 62 62 79 58
SEROQUEL 61 41 80 193
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 61 54 80 27
METRONIDAZOLE 60 55 82 221
ABILIFY 56 39 83 215
ALLOPURINOL 56 56 83 26
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 56 0 83 233
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 55 47 86 291
SPIRONOLACTONE 55 37 86 82
IMIPENEM-CILASTATIN SODIUM 52 28 88 299
CEFTRIAXONE 52 30 88 299
NEXIUM 52 45 88 84
CLONIDINE 51 51 91 185
PLAVIX 51 46 91 51
TOPIRAMATE 51 32 91 187
BUSPIRONE HCL 50 50 94 309
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 June 24, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.