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Prescriber Checkup

MARIA LYDIA MONTENEGRO MD

2320 SALNAVE RD LAKELAND VILLAGE

Medical lake | Washington | 99022

(509) 299-1836

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,223Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 59

$827K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 59

207 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
18%Patients 65 Years and Older
0% 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 Washington
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 207 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 207 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 2,555 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

64 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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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 Washington
OMEPRAZOLE 786 177 1 3
LEVOXYL 732 139 2 26
SIMVASTATIN 610 158 3 2
LACTULOSE 551 121 4 31
CARBAMAZEPINE 510 100 10 5 33
TOPIRAMATE 391 66 6 44
RANITIDINE HCL 389 82 7 12
RISPERIDONE 375 76 8 32
CALCITONIN-SALMON 362 57 10 9 42
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 360 85 10 41
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 287 53 11 57
LAMOTRIGINE 243 38 12 59
NIASPAN 231 34 13 43
LEVETIRACETAM 221 44 14 80
PROTONIX 214 50 10 15 84
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 202 0 16 50
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 201 52 17 61
GABAPENTIN 191 25 18 18
BACLOFEN 176 20 19 64
LOVAZA 170 16 20 52
SINGULAIR 169 26 21 76
OLANZAPINE 163 15 22 79
FUROSEMIDE 156 43 23 7
PROPRANOLOL HCL 155 0 24 80
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 132 16 25 104
LISINOPRIL 131 32 26 1
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 121 16 27 91
CARBAMAZEPINE ER 120 0 10 28 107
VALPROIC ACID 119 21 29 109
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 117 16 30 110
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 116 28 31 15
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 115 0 32 87
LITHIUM CARBONATE 110 0 33 95
OXYCODONE HCL 104 42 S2 34 34
BETHANECHOL CHLORIDE 104 57 34 114
SPIRONOLACTONE 101 51 36 68
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 94 12 37 45
ZONISAMIDE 91 14 38 122
CHOLESTYRAMINE 91 16 38 100
SERTRALINE HCL 87 0 40 47
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 87 50 40 20
PROLIA 80 21 42 134
OXYCONTIN 78 0 S2 43 103
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 73 29 R 44 136
PRIMIDONE 68 22 45 140
ZEGERID 68 15 10 45 140
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 65 0 47 143
LUNESTA 65 0 47 143
METFORMIN HCL 63 0 49 5
FLUOXETINE HCL 61 34 50 63
LOVASTATIN 60 14 51 11
CYMBALTA 59 31 52 51
OLANZAPINE ODT 58 0 53 154
CITALOPRAM HBR 57 35 54 23
OXCARBAZEPINE 55 0 55 162
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 54 0 56 167
TRAZODONE HCL 53 0 57 27
PAROXETINE HCL 52 0 58 111
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 51 0 59 173
DILANTIN 51 0 59 173
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.