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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,842Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 198

$1.34M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 198

799 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
76% 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 Nebraska
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 799 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 799 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 19,010 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 25%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 22.


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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 Nebraska
FUROSEMIDE 935 761 1 5
SIMVASTATIN 838 669 2 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 817 560 3 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 740 629 4 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 622 480 5 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 578 528 6 4
DONEPEZIL HCL 570 536 7 28
OMEPRAZOLE 517 389 8 3
LISINOPRIL 517 433 8 6
TRAMADOL HCL 493 388 10 15
GABAPENTIN 445 337 11 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 376 328 12 20
NAMENDA 372 348 13 33
SERTRALINE HCL 311 275 14 25
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 305 282 S3 15 8
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 288 261 16 31
MIRTAZAPINE 281 265 17 44
METFORMIN HCL 231 155 18 13
TAMSULOSIN HCL 228 204 19 27
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 220 193 20 109
KLOR-CON M20 219 142 21 137
NOVOLOG 219 149 21 107
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 216 194 23 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 202 185 24 11
CARVEDILOL 200 167 25 24
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 199 186 26 113
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 195 139 27 12
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 189 165 28 134
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 183 120 29 76
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 176 154 30 16
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 176 137 30 53
RISPERIDONE 168 140 32 82
LEVETIRACETAM 166 124 33 153
FAMOTIDINE 163 111 34 57
CLOPIDOGREL 161 132 35 42
FENTANYL 157 137 S2 36 73
LEVEMIR 155 81 37 140
ATENOLOL 155 114 37 17
MELOXICAM 154 129 39 30
DIGOXIN 151 148 40 43
PREDNISONE 149 125 41 29
CLONIDINE HCL 148 83 42 52
ALLOPURINOL 144 127 43 23
RANITIDINE HCL 141 102 44 54
TRAZODONE HCL 140 87 45 50
GLIMEPIRIDE 136 116 46 35
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 132 100 47 22
BACLOFEN 132 18 47 183
LIDODERM 123 115 49 160
LANTUS 123 76 49 46
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 123 81 49 122
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 122 111 52 21
KLOR-CON M10 122 103 52 125
HYDRALAZINE HCL 118 107 54 111
NYSTOP 116 102 55 189
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 114 87 56 39
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 110 83 57 32
PLAVIX 106 93 58 66
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 104 69 59 149
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 104 74 59 141
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 103 93 61 19
RAMIPRIL 97 82 62 72
ROPINIROLE HCL 96 86 63 74
CYMBALTA 94 32 64 48
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 93 86 65 174
FENOFIBRATE 92 75 66 61
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 91 91 S2 67 160
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 91 80 67 71
SEROQUEL 87 59 69 168
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 86 65 70 41
VESICARE 86 56 70 77
LATANOPROST 83 83 72 209
BENAZEPRIL HCL 81 55 73 45
ABILIFY 81 33 73 177
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 80 55 75 60
ADVAIR DISKUS 80 67 75 47
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 80 62 75 18
METOLAZONE 79 66 78 121
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 79 77 78 85
LAMOTRIGINE 78 50 80 182
AGGRENOX 77 63 81 164
AMIODARONE HCL 73 57 82 119
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 73 64 82 55
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 71 62 84 143
NEXIUM 70 68 85 40
PAROXETINE HCL 68 56 86 65
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 67 15 S2 87 79
LYRICA 67 43 87 91
CEPHALEXIN 63 53 89 108
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 63 62 89 126
SYNTHROID 63 57 89 36
SPIRIVA 61 39 92 63
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61 49 92 49
FINASTERIDE 60 48 94 94
CRESTOR 59 52 95 26
GALANTAMINE HBR 59 59 95 265
SPIRONOLACTONE 59 46 95 37
DILANTIN 58 46 98 269
CELEBREX 56 42 99 59
HALOPERIDOL 54 47 100 210
DIOVAN 54 49 100 34
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 53 36 102 136
NOVOLIN N 52 41 103 201
EXELON 50 50 104 123
BUPROPION HCL SR 50 36 104 235
ACTOS 50 50 104 115
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 Nov. 28, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.