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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,524Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 761

$805K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 29 out of 761

711 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
27% 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

10% of this provider’s 711 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 711 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 16,872 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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 730 639 1 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 666 624 2 11
LISINOPRIL 627 571 3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 609 591 4 6
FUROSEMIDE 568 521 5 7
OMEPRAZOLE 546 514 6 4
SIMVASTATIN 542 527 7 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 474 430 8 18
METFORMIN HCL 446 403 9 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 398 357 10 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 378 364 S3 11 5
ATENOLOL 343 298 12 8
GABAPENTIN 341 314 13 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 319 284 14 19
LOVASTATIN 311 300 15 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 256 242 16 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 249 241 17 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 225 187 18 20
TRAZODONE HCL 220 200 19 23
KLOR-CON 10 211 203 20 74
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 211 204 20 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 197 197 22 33
SERTRALINE HCL 184 158 23 25
ALLOPURINOL 171 147 24 28
WARFARIN SODIUM 166 165 25 9
TAMSULOSIN HCL 160 160 26 27
OXYCODONE HCL 158 131 S2 27 24
TRAMADOL HCL 146 144 28 34
TORSEMIDE 139 127 29 165
PREDNISONE 131 110 30 30
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 127 127 31 72
FLUOXETINE HCL 118 113 32 31
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 116 115 33 71
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 113 100 34 21
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 108 100 35 22
CLONIDINE HCL 107 79 36 69
GLIMEPIRIDE 105 94 37 48
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 97 86 R 38 51
KLOR-CON M10 96 92 39 197
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 93 87 40 63
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 90 70 41 90
MIRTAZAPINE 88 87 42 50
GLIPIZIDE ER 87 87 43 124
NAMENDA 86 86 44 59
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 85 83 R 45 54
DIGOXIN 84 84 46 43
PREMARIN 83 70 R 47 88
GLIPIZIDE XL 82 71 48 148
MELOXICAM 80 80 49 61
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 80 57 49 102
NIFEDIPINE ER 78 78 51 128
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 77 73 52 189
CARVEDILOL 77 77 52 26
PROPRANOLOL HCL 77 75 52 100
PROAIR HFA 76 59 55 32
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 76 69 55 94
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 75 75 57 55
NABUMETONE 74 74 58 133
ROPINIROLE HCL 70 70 59 95
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 70 67 59 40
RANITIDINE HCL 67 52 61 52
GLYBURIDE 66 57 R 62 77
ZETIA 62 62 63 87
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 62 55 63 170
CRESTOR 60 60 65 36
NISOLDIPINE 60 49 65 266
LIPITOR 60 55 65 147
LANTUS 60 59 65 41
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 59 45 69 85
TRICOR 59 53 69 164
PEN NEEDLE 58 42 71 183
DIOVAN 58 52 71 58
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 57 57 73 132
FLUOCINONIDE 57 57 73 240
CLOPIDOGREL 56 54 75 66
ADVAIR DISKUS 55 50 76 37
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 55 55 76 82
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54 51 78 65
SYNTHROID 53 53 79 64
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 53 51 79 137
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 53 40 S2 79 49
VESICARE 52 39 82 217
NAPROXEN 52 47 82 105
COLCRYS 52 40 82 232
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 May 24, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.