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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,555Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 188 out of 768

$379K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 250 out of 768

467 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older
42% 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 Oregon
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 467 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 467 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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 Oregon
SIMVASTATIN 470 397 107 1 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 247 197 61 S3 2 6
OMEPRAZOLE 244 147 55 3 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 241 204 65 4 1
LOVASTATIN 236 206 45 5 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 233 221 54 6 5
FUROSEMIDE 230 175 52 7 8
LISINOPRIL 227 191 62 8 2
CITALOPRAM HBR 221 181 48 9 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 170 157 39 10 16
GABAPENTIN 160 88 30 11 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 158 138 60 12 9
METFORMIN HCL 153 125 31 13 10
OXYCODONE HCL 152 86 28 S2 14 24
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 141 136* 33 15 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 132 98 29 16 23
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 127 106 33 17 7
ATENOLOL 119 100 36 18 12
PROAIR HFA 118 69 38 19 32
CARVEDILOL 116 111* 23 20 27
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 110 99 27 21 15
CLONAZEPAM 100 45 18 B 22 48
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96 91* 29 23 13
ALPRAZOLAM 94 70 27 B 24 40
GLIMEPIRIDE 87 74 15 25 46
BENAZEPRIL HCL 84 79* 22 26 109
LORAZEPAM 79 74* 18 B 27 30
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 78 51 22 28 43
CLOPIDOGREL 75 70* 11 29 33
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 74 55 21 30 17
MIRTAZAPINE 72 57 18 31 52
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 71 66* 14 32 79
SERTRALINE HCL 66 50 15 33 25
ALLOPURINOL 63 58* 12 34 29
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 63 50 17 R 34 58
TRAZODONE HCL 59 43 20 36 21
CYMBALTA 58 25 11 37 49
TAMSULOSIN HCL 57 38 13 38 26
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 55 <11 <11 A 39 70
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 52 <11 <11 40 67
ADVAIR DISKUS 51 51 11 41 38
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 50 45* 13 42 18
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 23, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.