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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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52,772Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 917

$3.13M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 917

1,162 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
97% 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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

30% of this provider’s 1,162 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 1,162 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 40,083 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% 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

45 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
FUROSEMIDE 1,997 1,629 1 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,715 1,434 2 3
SIMVASTATIN 1,597 1,318 3 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,470 1,205 S3 4 6
OXYCODONE HCL 1,432 923 S2 5 27
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 1,382 952 10 6 75
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,331 1,045 7 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 1,250 912 8 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,224 980 9 11
LISINOPRIL 1,135 900 10 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,030 837 11 16
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 1,023 819 12 52
MIRTAZAPINE 981 859 13 39
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 829 650 14 5
TRAZODONE HCL 796 579 15 22
DONEPEZIL HCL 787 706 16 32
NAMENDA 783 713 17 43
GABAPENTIN 783 522 17 17
CEPHALEXIN 774 595 10 19 105
OLANZAPINE 771 545 20 103
RISPERIDONE 731 554 21 51
LANTUS 722 499 22 37
OMEPRAZOLE 676 533 23 4
SERTRALINE HCL 593 493 24 24
RANITIDINE HCL 508 397 25 29
METFORMIN HCL 502 365 26 8
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 487 406 27 159
LACTULOSE 475 276 28 133
FENTANYL 463 395 S2 29 58
TAMSULOSIN HCL 463 388 29 25
PREDNISONE 447 392 31 34
NOVOLOG 432 304 32 98
SEROQUEL 399 314 33 119
BACLOFEN 386 201 34 82
ATENOLOL 354 309 35 12
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 353 307 36 72
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 334 281 37 116
LOVASTATIN 320 274 38 19
ABILIFY 317 199 39 172
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 301 237 40 96
CEFTRIAXONE 299 241 10 41 217
TRAMADOL HCL 291 236 42 28
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 279 203 S2 43 48
CYMBALTA 267 225 44 56
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 263 226 45 86
CARVEDILOL 246 195 46 33
LEVETIRACETAM 234 154 47 120
MORPHINE SULFATE 233 185 S2 48 173
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 229 146 49 9
NYSTATIN 229 173 49 171
GLIPIZIDE 226 203 51 40
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 219 185 52 193
CLOPIDOGREL 219 196 52 50
PAROXETINE HCL 219 167 52 57
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 218 188 55 23
KLOR-CON M20 214 120 56 121
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 214 186 56 18
LIDOCAINE HCL 211 171 58 246
GENERLAC 210 145 59 219
ROPINIROLE HCL 209 174 60 88
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 205 104 61 76
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 192 134 62 150
LEVEMIR 189 148 63 194
CLONIDINE HCL 188 134 64 85
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 186 139 65 114
DIGOXIN 185 165 66 41
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 178 130 67 14
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 174 76 R 68 65
FLUOXETINE HCL 173 119 69 38
KLOR-CON M10 170 131 70 234
COMBIVENT 168 108 71 148
LIDODERM 168 147 71 64
METHADONE HCL 163 116 S2 73 59
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 163 116 S2 73 46
NOVOLIN 70-30 163 127 73 236
ADVAIR DISKUS 161 89 76 47
HALOPERIDOL 161 86 76 204
ENULOSE 160 78 78 229
NOVOLIN N 157 108 79 125
PLAVIX 157 132 79 84
GEMFIBROZIL 156 119 81 140
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 156 92 81 134
HUMALOG 144 115 83 151
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 142 109 84 70
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 131 65 R 85 227
PHENYTOIN 131 69 85 297
TRAVATAN Z 129 129 87 191
SPIRONOLACTONE 129 60 87 55
NITROFURANTOIN 128 112 89 268
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 126 98 90 66
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 124 111 91 237
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 124 108 91 20
OLANZAPINE ODT 124 85 91 302
FINASTERIDE 122 113 94 77
PROMETHAZINE HCL 122 89 R 94 141
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 119 37 S2 96 168
AGGRENOX 119 101 96 186
NOVOLIN R 118 93 98 198
GLYBURIDE 117 74 R 99 71
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 117 114 99 13
VENLAFAXINE HCL 111 80 101 179
LATANOPROST 110 105 102 231
LAMOTRIGINE 110 42 102 175
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 110 58 102 313
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 108 90 105 165
METOLAZONE 108 48 105 252
IBUPROFEN 106 43 107 97
RAMIPRIL 104 95 108 128
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 104 85 108 155
PROPRANOLOL HCL 103 66 110 126
CARBAMAZEPINE 103 67 110 221
FAMOTIDINE 99 78 112 91
AMOXICILLIN 97 69 113 180
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 97 55 113 326
TOPIRAMATE 95 59 115 190
NYSTOP 95 73 115 258
ACETIC ACID 93 93 10 117 328
ALLOPURINOL 91 70 118 31
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 88 68 119 169
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 87 58 120 78
ZYPREXA 83 42 121 330
JANTOVEN 83 62 121 178
PRIMIDONE 82 69 123 216
OXYCONTIN 81 49 S2 124 100
SPIRIVA 80 72 125 45
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 80 57 125 26
LEVOFLOXACIN 80 56 125 138
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE 79 61 128 260
NEXIUM 79 79 128 60
FLUCONAZOLE 78 51 130 253
VALPROIC ACID 78 57 130 336
PROAIR HFA 78 25 130 35
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 77 63 133 21
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 77 69 133 136
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 75 45 135 44
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 74 33 136 253
LEXAPRO 73 60 137 292
KLOR-CON 10 72 59 138 115
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 71 70 139 137
FENOFIBRATE 71 41 139 73
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 69 47 141 293
BUSPIRONE HCL 64 18 142 160
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 64 47 142 257
HYDRALAZINE HCL 63 46 144 90
CLONIDINE 63 63 144 310
TERAZOSIN HCL 62 49 146 108
HALOPERIDOL LACTATE 62 46 146 357
ERYTHROMYCIN 62 56 146 275
LYRICA 61 49 149 122
NIFEDIPINE ER 60 45 150 139
METRONIDAZOLE 60 50 150 363
NITROSTAT 59 45 152 220
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 59 16 R 152 67
TIMOLOL MALEATE 59 59 152 367
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 58 42 155 123
DIOVAN 58 58 155 49
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 58 55 155 369
AMANTADINE 57 24 158 371
LIDOCAINE 55 55 159 372
HUMULIN N 55 55 159 321
VENTOLIN HFA 52 25 161 135
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 52 42 161 95
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 52 24 161 384
AMIODARONE HCL 51 47 164 233
FLOVENT HFA 50 30 165 192
METHOTREXATE 50 27 165 183
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 50 25 165 235
BUPROPION HCL 50 28 165 282
TIZANIDINE HCL 50 21 165 176
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 June 16, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.