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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,439Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 761

$700K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 46 out of 761

713 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
40% 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

12% of this provider’s 713 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 713 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 11,987 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 643 570 1 3
LISINOPRIL 613 527 2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 499 389 3 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 468 420 4 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 465 341 S3 5 5
SIMVASTATIN 413 351 6 2
FUROSEMIDE 394 366 7 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 366 297 8 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 323 278 9 11
METFORMIN HCL 321 256 10 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 288 268 11 20
SERTRALINE HCL 284 227 12 25
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 258 234 13 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 247 239 14 18
LOVASTATIN 227 214 15 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 204 170 16 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 201 173 17 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 176 175 18 13
GABAPENTIN 174 150 19 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 164 126 20 22
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 158 144 21 21
ADVAIR DISKUS 144 127 22 37
SPIRONOLACTONE 124 93 23 45
PAROXETINE HCL 124 97 23 47
ATENOLOL 121 99 25 8
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 112 105 26 97
ALLOPURINOL 112 92 26 28
KLOR-CON M20 111 111 28 99
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 106 93 29 29
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 98 74 R 30 54
FLUOXETINE HCL 97 88 31 31
ZETIA 97 93 31 87
CITALOPRAM HBR 94 83 33 19
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 93 82 34 72
TRICOR 90 73 35 164
PREDNISONE 87 81 36 30
PROAIR HFA 85 51 37 32
CARVEDILOL 83 70 38 26
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 80 67 39 117
SPIRIVA 79 57 40 56
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 79 68 40 63
GLIMEPIRIDE 78 74 42 48
TRAZODONE HCL 78 56 42 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 78 78 42 33
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 73 56 45 85
JANUVIA 73 72 45 113
OXYCODONE HCL 71 33 S2 47 24
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71 42 47 35
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 70 53 S2 49 49
DIOVAN 69 53 50 58
LANTUS 68 52 51 41
TRAMADOL HCL 66 40 52 34
NOVOLIN N 65 56 53 92
AZITHROMYCIN 62 55 54 70
PREMARIN 60 56 R 55 88
VENTOLIN HFA 58 37 56 111
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 58 16 56 101
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 57 57 58 82
DIGOXIN 57 53 58 43
FAMOTIDINE 57 53 58 60
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 56 50 61 141
GEMFIBROZIL 56 39 61 116
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 55 25 63 76
TAMSULOSIN HCL 53 41 64 27
OLANZAPINE 51 39 65 144
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 51 27 S2 65 38
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 9, 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.