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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,900Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 23 out of 395

$992K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 395

690 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older
31% 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 Nevada
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 690 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 690 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 13%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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 Nevada
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 703 626 168 1 4
SIMVASTATIN 541 495 140 2 2
LISINOPRIL 458 399 130 3 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 452 431 109 4 9
METFORMIN HCL 438 402 131 5 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 385 369 100 6 3
LOVASTATIN 374 353 99 7 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 339 313 96 8 8
OMEPRAZOLE 330 281 96 9 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 281 245 75 10 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 267 222 63 S3 11 5
ALLOPURINOL 256 251* 67 12 29
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 243 198 75 13 16
ATENOLOL 224 209 60 14 15
FUROSEMIDE 206 188 66 15 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 205 194 58 16 13
CLOPIDOGREL 204 180 41 17 21
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 201 196* 53 18 20
ALPRAZOLAM 187 154 45 B 19 14
SERTRALINE HCL 185 167 42 20 31
GLIMEPIRIDE 173 150 39 21 40
DONEPEZIL HCL 170 154 41 22 36
CARVEDILOL 169 137 44 23 23
AZITHROMYCIN 168 163* 125 24 38
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 157 152* 47 25 25
GLIPIZIDE 148 143* 41 26 32
TAMSULOSIN HCL 137 132* 46 27 24
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 133 119 103 28 54
FENOFIBRATE* 130 102 36 29 49
GABAPENTIN 125 90 46 30 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 121 116* 42 31 22
TRAZODONE HCL 118 87 38 32 41
FINASTERIDE 110 105* 35 33 58
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 105 59 31 34 18
HYDRALAZINE HCL 105 100* 26 34 61
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96 91* 25 36 34
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 94 89* 20 37 74
PREDNISONE 88 83* 58 38 67
ADVAIR DISKUS 88 74 24 38 50
DIOVAN 86 81* 21 40 80
BENAZEPRIL HCL 85 80* 25 41 52
RANITIDINE HCL 85 80* 32 41 37
TEMAZEPAM 80 75* 26 B 43 33
PROAIR HFA 75 58 34 44 63
CITALOPRAM HBR 73 47 23 45 26
TRAMADOL HCL 72 67* 34 46 30
NEXIUM 70 65* 19 47 89
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 69 64* 22 48 35
MELOXICAM 69 52 29 48 51
GEMFIBROZIL 68 63* 21 50 78
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 67 62* 43 51 28
JANUVIA 66 61* 19 52 90
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 66 55 28 52 84
LEVOFLOXACIN 66 52 42 52 92
SPIRIVA 64 59* 20 55 47
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 60 55* 19 56 56
VYTORIN 60 60 12 56 227
GLIPIZIDE ER 59 59 20 58 85
METFORMIN HCL ER 58 53* 17 59 62
ZETIA 58 53* 22 59 95
LORAZEPAM 56 45 19 B 61 43
BENICAR 56 45 12 61 139
BACLOFEN 55 50* 28 63 77
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 55 38 14 63 64
WARFARIN SODIUM 54 49* 17 65 19
NAMENDA 54 49* 13 65 45
FLUOXETINE HCL 53 40 12 67 44
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 52 52 14 68 101
SYMBICORT 51 46* 12 69 98
DIAZEPAM 51 46* 18 B 69 68
IRBESARTAN 50 45* 16 71 148
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 Dec. 21, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.