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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

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

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,319Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$769K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
239 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
96% 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
WARFARIN SODIUM 899 741
FUROSEMIDE 698 616
SERTRALINE HCL 455 397
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 448 386
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 415 366
TRAZODONE HCL 373 331
MIRTAZAPINE 339 305
LISINOPRIL 300 243
CITALOPRAM HBR 280 263
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 272 264
DONEPEZIL HCL 260 257
CYMBALTA 235 224
SIMVASTATIN 233 193
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 216 188
TAMSULOSIN HCL 205 168
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 188 184
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 184 162
RISPERIDONE 184 175
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 184 161
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 180 171
GABAPENTIN 170 151
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 158 124
NAMENDA 147 145
PREDNISONE 146 146
OLANZAPINE 144 126
LEVETIRACETAM 124 101
RANITIDINE HCL 116 109
METFORMIN HCL 102 71
LANTUS 98 73
HYDRALAZINE HCL 98 95
DIOVAN 92 83
ABILIFY 91 78
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 88 77
BACLOFEN 88 59
DIGOXIN 87 87
OXYCODONE HCL 87 74 S2
ADVAIR DISKUS 84 75
JANUVIA 82 62
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 81 75
OMEPRAZOLE 80 54
EXELON 80 76
SPIRONOLACTONE 77 56
SEROQUEL 77 70
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 74 69
LIDODERM 74 72
FINASTERIDE 73 60
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 73 60
FLUOXETINE HCL 70 70
SPIRIVA 69 68
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 67 49
ALLOPURINOL 67 57
NOVOLOG 64 54
HALOPERIDOL 59 48
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 57 57
FAMOTIDINE 56 49
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 56 56
LIDOCAINE 55 55
CARVEDILOL 53 50
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 51 42
CLOPIDOGREL 51 45
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. 26, 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.