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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Allergy Immunology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,253Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 18

$506K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 18

493 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
38% 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
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this specialty
in Oregon
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 493 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 493 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 6,930 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 57%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $137 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 466 246 S3 1 7
OMEPRAZOLE 463 358 2 4
LISINOPRIL 351 279 3 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 342 290 4 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 251 236 5 17
FUROSEMIDE 249 197 6 18
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 241 200 7 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 193 174 8 21
ROPINIROLE HCL 154 126 9 22
PREDNISONE 151 123 10 8
GABAPENTIN 150 99 11 23
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 148 121 12 24
METFORMIN HCL 145 113 13 25
SIMVASTATIN 136 107 14 26
WARFARIN SODIUM 129 83 15 27
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 110 90 16 30
VENLAFAXINE HCL 104 55 17 31
ALLOPURINOL 102 89 18 32
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 102 95 18 32
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96 68 20 35
AZITHROMYCIN 89 76 21 20
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 88 60 22 36
DIGOXIN 88 76 22 36
ATENOLOL 86 65 24 38
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 85 70 25 39
LOVASTATIN 78 57 26 41
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 75 74 27 42
PROAIR HFA 72 41 28 5
CARVEDILOL 72 38 28 43
CEPHALEXIN 70 49 30 44
TAMSULOSIN HCL 70 62 30 44
PREMARIN 69 68 R 32 47
NAMENDA 68 68 33 48
KLOR-CON M20 64 54 34 50
COLCRYS 62 49 35 52
METHADONE HCL 57 26 S2 36 54
PAROXETINE HCL 56 13 37 55
TRAMADOL HCL 55 35 38 56
KLOR-CON M10 55 33 38 56
OXYCODONE HCL 54 18 S2 40 58
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 54 48 40 58
DOXEPIN HCL 52 35 42 60
BUMETANIDE 51 41 43 61
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 Aug. 29, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.