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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,891Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 38 out of 761

$683K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 49 out of 761

601 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
43% 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

9% of this provider’s 601 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 601 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 10,143 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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 653 532 1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 518 410 2 3
LISINOPRIL 451 370 3 1
FUROSEMIDE 430 380 4 7
OMEPRAZOLE 351 229 5 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 319 267 6 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 305 259 7 6
GABAPENTIN 297 206 8 15
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 255 195 S3 9 5
CARVEDILOL 245 194 10 26
LOVASTATIN 211 166 11 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 207 183 12 16
METFORMIN HCL 205 148 13 10
SERTRALINE HCL 182 164 14 25
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 181 150 15 11
ATENOLOL 174 164 16 8
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 169 146 17 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 167 149 18 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 154 137 19 18
TRAZODONE HCL 154 123 19 23
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 147 91 R 21 51
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 146 121 22 20
PAROXETINE HCL 146 128 22 47
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 122 83 24 42
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 117 84 25 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 108 83 26 13
DIOVAN 103 103 27 58
DONEPEZIL HCL 99 94 28 33
TRAMADOL HCL 97 94 29 34
ALLOPURINOL 94 78 30 28
VERAPAMIL ER 93 71 31 109
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 86 72 32 55
OXYCODONE HCL 85 36 S2 33 24
LANTUS 83 44 34 41
ADVAIR DISKUS 76 53 35 37
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 76 63 35 29
GLIPIZIDE 74 71 37 39
CITALOPRAM HBR 73 61 38 19
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 73 62 S2 38 49
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 70 43 40 62
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 69 59 41 22
FLUOXETINE HCL 66 32 42 31
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 65 40 R 43 54
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 63 59 44 40
NIFEDIPINE ER 62 61 45 128
CRESTOR 62 45 45 36
PROAIR HFA 62 45 45 32
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 61 54 48 71
FENOFIBRATE 61 47 48 91
PROMETHAZINE HCL 61 34 R 48 104
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 60 55 S3 51 118
DIGOXIN 60 60 51 43
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 60 51 51 72
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60 48 51 35
RANITIDINE HCL 60 39 51 52
CLOPIDOGREL 59 44 56 66
JANUVIA 58 50 57 113
TAMSULOSIN HCL 58 58 57 27
NAMENDA 57 57 59 59
SPIRONOLACTONE 56 48 60 45
GLYBURIDE 56 41 R 60 77
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 55 50 62 102
KLOR-CON M20 52 52 63 99
HYDRALAZINE HCL 51 43 64 114
FAMOTIDINE 50 32 65 60
PREMARIN 50 49 R 65 88
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 6, 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.