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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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13,456Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$634K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
550 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94%Patients 65 Years and Older
24% 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 704 687
SIMVASTATIN 622 583
FUROSEMIDE 536 531
LISINOPRIL 511 476
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 441 424
OMEPRAZOLE 405 387
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 404 385
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 389 359 S3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 362 353
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 352 341
TRAMADOL HCL 274 267
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 253 253
CITALOPRAM HBR 229 219
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 228 228
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 186 178
NAMENDA 173 173
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 163 159
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 151 147
METFORMIN HCL 145 137
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 132 129
SPIRONOLACTONE 132 132
GLIPIZIDE 126 114
ATENOLOL 125 125
ALLOPURINOL 125 110
MIRTAZAPINE 119 119
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 110 110
CARVEDILOL 108 108
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 107 107
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 103 103
DIGOXIN 101 101
LANTUS 88 76
GABAPENTIN 87 60
METFORMIN HCL ER 86 86
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 85 85
RANITIDINE HCL 82 81
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81 77
CLOPIDOGREL 81 78
TAMSULOSIN HCL 81 81
PLAVIX 76 76
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 73 73
NIFEDIPINE ER 72 72
DONEPEZIL HCL 72 72
ZETIA 68 68
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 68 68
SERTRALINE HCL 67 67
KLOR-CON 10 66 58
FENTANYL 65 65 S2
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 64 64
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 60 60
CLONIDINE HCL 59 47
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 59 59
BENAZEPRIL HCL 58 58
AZITHROMYCIN 55 52
MELOXICAM 54 44
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 51 38
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 Aug. 21, 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.