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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,116Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 761

$704K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 44 out of 761

927 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
29% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 927 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 927 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 13,826 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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
LISINOPRIL 801 707 1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 695 441 S3 2 5
SIMVASTATIN 657 587 3 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 645 600 4 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 644 549 5 6
OMEPRAZOLE 581 425 6 4
FUROSEMIDE 558 473 7 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 410 378 8 12
ATENOLOL 383 336 9 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 374 341 10 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 357 338 11 11
OXYCODONE HCL 320 160 S2 12 24
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 306 270 13 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 295 272 14 9
LOVASTATIN 279 255 15 17
METFORMIN HCL 250 200 16 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 242 209 17 18
GABAPENTIN 222 166 18 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 217 193 19 16
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 198 163 20 22
PREDNISONE 188 167 21 30
SERTRALINE HCL 170 139 22 25
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 166 147 23 13
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 165 152 24 21
TRAZODONE HCL 160 104 25 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 134 132 26 33
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 133 58 R 27 51
TAMSULOSIN HCL 124 120 28 27
GLYBURIDE 121 95 R 29 77
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 121 99 29 29
KLOR-CON 10 120 111 31 74
PROAIR HFA 118 58 32 32
TRAMADOL HCL 114 99 33 34
MIRTAZAPINE 110 109 34 50
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 110 89 34 85
PAROXETINE HCL 107 86 36 47
CITALOPRAM HBR 104 96 37 19
COMBIVENT 102 91 38 110
NABUMETONE 101 77 39 133
ALLOPURINOL 99 77 40 28
FELODIPINE ER 95 91 41 108
CLONIDINE HCL 94 41 42 69
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 92 73 43 63
DIOVAN 91 79 44 58
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 91 82 44 82
FLUOXETINE HCL 85 55 46 31
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 84 79 47 42
BUPROPION HCL SR 79 29 48 93
SPIRIVA 79 71 48 56
CYMBALTA 78 44 50 53
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 76 60 S3 51 118
GLIPIZIDE 76 63 51 39
LEVOXYL 76 59 51 96
SPIRONOLACTONE 75 60 54 45
ADVAIR DISKUS 73 66 55 37
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 72 53 56 72
PROPRANOLOL HCL 71 63 57 100
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 71 59 57 97
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 69 45 R 59 54
CARVEDILOL 66 61 60 26
IBUPROFEN 66 28 60 103
BENAZEPRIL HCL 65 53 62 112
AGGRENOX 59 46 63 121
HYDRALAZINE HCL 58 57 64 114
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 57 45 65 160
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 56 53 66 62
LAMOTRIGINE 56 16 66 174
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 55 47 68 40
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52 47 69 35
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 51 32 70 71
GEMFIBROZIL 50 50 71 116
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. 1, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.