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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,142Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 233 out of 761

$395K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 219 out of 761

371 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
21% 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

5% of this provider’s 371 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 371 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 13%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 6,626 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 23%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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
SIMVASTATIN 325 301 1 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 308 290 2 12
OMEPRAZOLE 300 279 3 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 280 265 4 6
LISINOPRIL 231 217 5 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 226 198 6 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 217 208 7 16
FUROSEMIDE 212 195 8 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 210 210 9 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 197 163 10 22
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 175 168 S3 11 5
ATENOLOL 160 145 12 8
METFORMIN HCL 151 151 13 10
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 126 109 14 35
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 123 109 15 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112 108 16 11
TRAZODONE HCL 105 99 17 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 98 98 18 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 92 92 19 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 71 69 20 27
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 70 70 21 20
KLOR-CON 10 67 65 22 74
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 64 51 23 29
SERTRALINE HCL 62 58 24 25
CITALOPRAM HBR 61 61 25 19
GABAPENTIN 61 61 25 15
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 59 59 R 27 211
TRAMADOL HCL 59 59 27 34
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 54 50 29 42
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 Dec. 19, 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.