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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

We aren’t showing our typical comparisons because the provider updated his/her primary specialty after we conducted our analysis. The updated address appears on this page.

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,829Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.13M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
564 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
90% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

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 .

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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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 2,620 2,232 S3
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 867 749
FUROSEMIDE 854 817
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 733 698
LACTULOSE 695 517
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 609 545
OMEPRAZOLE 548 501
LISINOPRIL 542 465
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 534 510
MIRTAZAPINE 508 472
WARFARIN SODIUM 504 485
DONEPEZIL HCL 483 483
GABAPENTIN 390 304
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 387 341
LANTUS 382 349
LEVETIRACETAM 382 156
SIMVASTATIN 367 302
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 335 293
FENTANYL 325 241 S2
MUPIROCIN 306 275
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 246 215 S2
NYSTATIN 231 208
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 226 226
NAMENDA 223 223
LIDODERM 220 183
CITALOPRAM HBR 204 187
ALLOPURINOL 200 200
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 198 158
PROCRIT 190 188
SERTRALINE HCL 176 148
TAMSULOSIN HCL 171 154
HYDRALAZINE HCL 170 170
NOVOLOG 167 154
KLOR-CON M20 163 162
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 161 144 S2
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 146 144
CYMBALTA 145 144
INSULIN SYRINGE 137 115
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 137 128
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 131 91
FAMOTIDINE 130 115
TRAZODONE HCL 128 128
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 128 87
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 126 126
BUMETANIDE 121 121
LATANOPROST 114 99
CLONIDINE HCL 108 96
OXYCONTIN 108 78 S2
RISPERIDONE 108 108
TRAMADOL HCL 108 108
CARVEDILOL 106 106
AMIODARONE HCL 101 101
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 101 96
ATENOLOL 101 69
PROMETHAZINE HCL 98 65 R
LEVOFLOXACIN 95 85
EXELON 94 94
LIPITOR 88 82
SPS 87 87
ADVAIR DISKUS 87 87
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 86 76
SANTYL 86 65
GLYCOPYRROLATE 85 71
HYDROXYZINE HCL 84 76 R
FLUOXETINE HCL 84 76
KLOR-CON 10 83 83
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 82 82
CLOPIDOGREL 80 56
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 79 66
BACLOFEN 78 50
CHOLESTYRAMINE 77 36
GLIPIZIDE 76 70
MORPHINE SULFATE 71 70 S2
SPIRONOLACTONE 70 69
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 69 64
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 68 67 S2
DIGOXIN 68 68
DESONIDE 68 66
PLAVIX 66 52
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 65 47
NEXIUM 64 51
METFORMIN HCL 64 64
RANITIDINE HCL 63 38
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 63 46
OXYCODONE HCL 62 50 S2
CEPHALEXIN 62 57
SEROQUEL 59 55
SODIUM CHLORIDE 58 51
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 56 56
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 56 56
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 55 50
CARISOPRODOL 55 0 R
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 54 54
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 53 52
METOLAZONE 52 52
OLANZAPINE 51 35
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 51 33
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51 28
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 50 26
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 50 38
NOVOLIN R 50 50
TOPIRAMATE 50 13
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 Sept. 18, 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.