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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,320Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 1269

$1.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 17 out of 1269

607 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
65% 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
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this specialty
in Maryland
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 607 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 607 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 16,794 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $69 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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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 Maryland
FUROSEMIDE 776 708 1 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 617 544 2 4
LISINOPRIL 531 450 3 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 531 495 3 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 521 470 5 2
SIMVASTATIN 462 394 6 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 364 317 7 6
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 314 302 8 63
SERTRALINE HCL 310 267 9 23
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 296 288 10 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 284 230 11 21
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 281 255 12 50
DONEPEZIL HCL 274 274 13 22
GABAPENTIN 270 216 14 17
MIRTAZAPINE 241 223 15 24
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 239 214 16 18
METFORMIN HCL 229 147 17 9
OMEPRAZOLE 214 187 18 8
TRAMADOL HCL 209 195 19 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 200 199 20 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 198 160 21 7
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 197 171 22 28
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 192 148 23 11
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 188 188 24 250
CARVEDILOL 186 153 25 29
NAMENDA 179 179 26 38
TAMSULOSIN HCL 173 173 27 31
KLOR-CON M20 172 155 28 60
CLOPIDOGREL 172 166 28 32
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 166 142 30 53
LOVASTATIN 155 148 31 30
ATENOLOL 149 130 32 14
RANITIDINE HCL 148 129 33 27
GLIPIZIDE 137 97 34 37
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 131 120 35 66
HUMALOG 128 93 36 109
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 128 103 36 15
LANTUS 128 105 36 39
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 123 123 39 78
PLAVIX 119 103 40 47
DIOVAN 118 88 41 35
JANTOVEN 112 99 42 52
PREDNISONE 106 101 43 45
CYMBALTA 106 97 43 70
ADVAIR DISKUS 104 101 45 46
KLOR-CON 10 101 75 46 122
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 96 67 47 79
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94 56 48 10
RAMIPRIL 93 91 49 96
LEVETIRACETAM 89 82 50 55
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 88 86 51 88
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 88 79 51 58
BACLOFEN 87 39 53 103
LIDODERM 86 80 54 56
EXELON 86 86 54 142
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 84 74 S3 56 20
ALLOPURINOL 83 82 57 49
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 83 64 57 40
DIGOXIN 81 81 59 62
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 77 61 S2 60 44
CEPHALEXIN 77 74 60 113
TRAZODONE HCL 76 53 62 36
LUMIGAN 74 61 63 279
OXYCODONE HCL 74 58 S2 63 34
SPIRIVA 73 73 65 64
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 73 69 65 131
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 73 53 65 84
LATANOPROST 72 72 68 143
NASONEX 72 68 68 230
CLONIDINE HCL 71 66 70 51
VESICARE 70 70 71 241
RISPERIDONE 69 33 72 43
TRAVATAN Z 68 67 73 187
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 66 50 74 54
LYRICA 64 61 75 92
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 62 49 76 127
JANUVIA 62 50 76 74
CRESTOR 62 55 76 25
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 61 50 79 86
RESTASIS 61 61 79 241
FENTANYL 61 61 S2 79 105
SEROQUEL 61 57 79 104
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 59 47 83 128
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 58 46 84 130
KLOR-CON M10 57 50 85 139
NITROFURANTOIN 56 52 86 210
NOVOLOG 55 45 87 82
OXYCONTIN 55 51 S2 87 116
NYSTATIN 55 50 87 119
LEVOFLOXACIN 54 47 90 75
CELEBREX 54 51 90 95
NEXIUM 54 44 90 41
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 53 53 93 114
AGGRENOX 52 40 94 253
ALPHAGAN P 51 51 95 388
HYDROXYZINE HCL 51 51 R 95 274
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 9, 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.