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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,076Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 761

$909K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 761

381 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
80% 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

25% of this provider’s 381 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 381 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 13%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 13,498 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 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 605 529 1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 510 436 2 4
CITALOPRAM HBR 474 415 3 19
LISINOPRIL 464 348 4 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 451 408 5 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 449 394 6 9
FUROSEMIDE 423 398 7 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 421 383 S3 8 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 406 331 9 6
GABAPENTIN 327 287 10 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 313 281 11 18
TRAZODONE HCL 310 274 12 23
OXYCODONE HCL 290 247 S2 13 24
DONEPEZIL HCL 272 259 14 33
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 252 219 15 11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 250 231 16 62
NAMENDA 228 217 17 59
METFORMIN HCL 226 203 18 10
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 216 197 19 97
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 212 158 20 14
FENTANYL 210 209 S2 21 57
LANTUS 200 126 22 41
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 190 156 23 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 180 179 24 16
SERTRALINE HCL 177 159 25 25
MIRTAZAPINE 149 109 26 50
TAMSULOSIN HCL 135 120 27 27
RISPERIDONE 135 121 27 83
TRAMADOL HCL 118 108 29 34
ATENOLOL 115 90 30 8
OLANZAPINE 113 93 31 144
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 113 111 31 21
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 112 105 33 84
ADVAIR DISKUS 107 85 34 37
LOVASTATIN 105 99 35 17
CYMBALTA 103 69 36 53
ABILIFY 102 53 37 206
LACTULOSE 91 66 38 162
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 86 84 39 90
JANTOVEN 85 82 40 181
NOVOLOG 85 28 40 129
CARVEDILOL 84 72 42 26
CLONIDINE HCL 83 58 43 69
HUMALOG 82 48 44 123
ALLOPURINOL 82 71 44 28
GEMFIBROZIL 82 58 44 116
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 79 47 47 85
ROPINIROLE HCL 74 74 48 95
COMBIVENT 74 45 48 110
NEXIUM 72 54 50 98
OXYCONTIN 72 55 S2 50 114
CRESTOR 72 53 50 36
RANITIDINE HCL 71 71 53 52
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 70 63 54 40
DIGOXIN 69 66 55 43
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 67 58 56 117
NYSTATIN 66 64 57 180
GLYBURIDE 66 44 R 57 77
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 64 59 59 239
CEPHALEXIN 64 59 59 145
CLOPIDOGREL 64 55 59 66
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 61 36 62 76
PREDNISONE 61 50 62 30
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 61 50 62 22
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 60 58 65 29
LEVETIRACETAM 59 46 66 143
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 58 49 67 63
PAROXETINE HCL 58 58 67 47
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 57 49 69 82
NOVOLIN N 57 34 69 92
PROMETHAZINE HCL 57 42 R 69 104
VALPROIC ACID 56 56 72 245
HALOPERIDOL 56 54 72 321
BYSTOLIC 53 35 74 106
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 50 50 75 265
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 50 30 75 94
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 50 37 75 149
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 16, 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.