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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,832Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 44 out of 930

$2.16M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 930

269 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
59% Patients 65 Years and Older
51% 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 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Washington
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

28% of this provider’s 269 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

30% of this provider’s 269 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$168 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

48 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Washington
OXYCODONE HCL 429 78 51 S2 1 27
OMEPRAZOLE 325 189 45 2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 278 133 39 3 2
GABAPENTIN 257 83 36 4 14
SIMVASTATIN 234 163 36 5 3
LISINOPRIL 220 141 34 6 1
ALPRAZOLAM 214 34 30 B 7 36
TRUVADA 200 12 20 8 164
CLONAZEPAM 198 24 28 B 9 49
FUROSEMIDE 194 129 30 10 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 192 80 37 S3 11 7
MIRTAZAPINE 187 102 23 12 42
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 176 23 18 S2 13 51
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 171 105 26 14 6
NORVIR 166 11 14 15 168
ACYCLOVIR 152 15 21 16 200
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 149 79 24 17 16
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 145 34 22 18 129
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 145 103 25 18 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 142 87 22 20 17
DIAZEPAM 135 <11 20 B 21 105
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 130 57 54 22 24
LORAZEPAM 129 46 26 B 23 32
ISENTRESS 127 11 12 24 221
METHADONE HCL 121 31 12 S2 25 68
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 121 98 19 A 25 45
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 120 96 21 27 13
DONEPEZIL HCL 119 119 14 28 34
TRAZODONE HCL 118 49 20 29 22
KETOCONAZOLE 117 41 33 30 162
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 113 29 21 S3 31 260
ANDROGEL 113 18 21 S3 31 288
METFORMIN HCL 110 59 14 33 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 109 97 11 34 12
CLOPIDOGREL 102 64 15 35 28
RANITIDINE HCL 100 <11 <11 36 31
NAMENDA 98 <11 <11 37 44
OXYCONTIN 95 <11 <11 S2 38 101
EPZICOM 95 <11 <11 38 273
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 93 <11 14 40 118
PAROXETINE HCL 92 34 12 41 61
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 89 37 18 42 25
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 83 <11 <11 S2 43 54
LEXIVA 81 <11 <11 44 299
SERTRALINE HCL 80 <11 <11 45 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 80 53 14 45 18
GLIMEPIRIDE 79 <11 <11 47 55
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 78 51 11 48 90
PROAIR HFA 74 28 24 49 35
NEXIUM 72 17 12 50 67
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 71 39 14 51 62
OXANDROLONE 70 <11 <11 S3 52 342
FLUCONAZOLE 68 <11 15 53 238
BACLOFEN 67 16 12 54 79
TAMSULOSIN HCL 64 59* 14 55 23
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 63 <11 <11 S2 56 352
SELZENTRY 63 <11 <11 56 304
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 62 <11 <11 S2 58 312
CRESTOR 62 <11 <11 58 37
ATENOLOL 60 <11 <11 60 15
LAMIVUDINE 59 <11 <11 61 306
MORPHINE SULFATE 58 <11 <11 S2 62 172
OLANZAPINE 57 <11 <11 A 63 92
RISPERIDONE 56 45 12 A 64 60
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 54 <11 11 65 236
ALLOPURINOL 54 <11 <11 65 30
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 54 35 13 65 11
PREZISTA 53 <11 <11 68 257
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 53 13 13 R 68 82
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 53 <11 <11 68 81
BUPROPION HCL SR 52 <11 <11 71 95
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 51 19 11 72 39
CYMBALTA 51 12 11 72 52
BUPROPION XL 51 <11 <11 72 183
LOVAZA 51 <11 <11 72 159
NEVIRAPINE 50 <11 <11 76 276
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions 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.
  • 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 30, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.