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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,723Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 917

$1.27M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 917

613 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74%Patients 65 Years and Older
85% 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 Washington
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 613 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

32% of this provider’s 613 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 16,469 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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 Washington
LISINOPRIL 900 653 1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 806 466 S3 2 6
SIMVASTATIN 783 622 3 2
TRAMADOL HCL 769 473 4 28
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 600 434 5 9
OMEPRAZOLE 578 442 6 4
METFORMIN HCL 564 402 7 8
FUROSEMIDE 562 476 8 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 451 366 9 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 449 384 10 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 432 320 11 15
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 425 353 12 3
NAMENDA 350 349 13 43
CRESTOR 329 207 14 30
DONEPEZIL HCL 322 321 15 32
TAMSULOSIN HCL 308 208 16 25
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 299 249 17 11
SERTRALINE HCL 282 241 18 24
GABAPENTIN 268 214 19 17
RANITIDINE HCL 259 169 20 29
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 229 184 21 14
CEPHALEXIN 223 182 22 105
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 211 142 23 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 211 187 23 10
LANTUS 208 167 25 37
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 194 151 26 23
CARVEDILOL 187 153 27 33
DIOVAN 163 143 28 49
PRADAXA 163 149 28 226
NOVOLOG 159 125 30 98
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 156 127 31 20
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 153 140 32 114
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 153 144 32 13
PLAVIX 146 124 34 84
CLOPIDOGREL 146 107 34 50
DIGOXIN 145 138 36 41
VESICARE 133 99 37 166
SPIRIVA 124 96 38 45
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 124 83 38 161
LOVASTATIN 113 103 40 19
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 112 60 41 165
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 111 97 42 75
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 111 88 42 66
LYRICA 111 75 42 122
FENTANYL 110 103 S2 45 58
GLYBURIDE 109 68 R 46 71
ALLOPURINOL 108 79 47 31
NEXIUM 105 60 48 60
METHOCARBAMOL 104 18 R 49 87
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 104 95 49 70
CARISOPRODOL 100 26 R 51 144
PAROXETINE HCL 99 90 52 57
ATENOLOL 98 47 53 12
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97 80 54 62
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 97 87 54 52
INSULIN SYRINGE 91 64 56 83
CYMBALTA 90 51 57 56
BACLOFEN 86 56 58 82
ACTOS 83 64 59 112
RAMIPRIL 82 68 60 128
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 81 58 61 134
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 81 26 61 117
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 81 41 61 132
PROAIR HFA 80 70 64 35
ROPINIROLE HCL 78 64 65 88
RISPERIDONE 76 52 66 51
SYNTHROID 76 68 66 68
PROMETHAZINE HCL 74 44 R 68 141
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 74 47 68 44
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 72 53 70 26
LIPITOR 69 48 71 89
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 67 52 72 78
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 67 66 72 18
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 63 24 R 74 65
LEXAPRO 62 55 75 292
SPIRONOLACTONE 62 53 75 55
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 62 28 75 63
ADVAIR DISKUS 61 56 78 47
DILTIAZEM ER 60 44 79 106
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 60 57 79 150
PREDNISONE 59 51 81 34
VYTORIN 59 36 81 214
GLIMEPIRIDE 59 56 81 54
DIOVAN HCT 57 46 84 118
HUMALOG 56 40 85 151
GLIPIZIDE 56 56 85 40
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 55 52 87 95
SODIUM CHLORIDE 53 53 88 301
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 52 31 89 155
FLUOXETINE HCL 52 33 89 38
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 51 38 S2 91 46
TORSEMIDE 51 51 91 187
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 51 51 91 123
EXELON 50 47 94 207
ABILIFY 50 30 94 172
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 8, 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.