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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,320Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 133

$739K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 133

687 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older
30% 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 Idaho
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 687 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 687 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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 Idaho
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,134 1,019 228 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 726 662 159 2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 697 601 153 3 2
LISINOPRIL 610 557 129 4 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 500 465 112 5 6
FUROSEMIDE 402 341 68 6 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 397 354 62 7 12
GABAPENTIN 329 301 58 8 13
METFORMIN HCL 328 288 61 9 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 304 299* 57 10 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 302 287 49 11 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 282 225 69 S3 12 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 273 239 73 13 14
MELOXICAM 264 224 65 14 35
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 237 220 50 15 26
SERTRALINE HCL 230 199 44 16 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 214 195 45 17 16
ATENOLOL 212 196 46 18 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 211 168 47 19 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 177 163 38 20 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 157 157 21 21 34
JANUVIA 157 138 24 21 69
ESTRADIOL 147 142* 34 R 23 60
TRAMADOL HCL 144 126 44 24 20
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142 137* 36 25 52
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 137 119 31 26 19
GLIMEPIRIDE 127 111 33 27 36
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 126 111 36 28 18
PAROXETINE HCL 123 112 21 29 57
CLONAZEPAM 121 84 22 B 30 43
CARVEDILOL 118 113* 22 31 28
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 118 87 28 31 112
GEMFIBROZIL 113 113 25 33 100
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 109 94 15 A 34 68
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 107 102* 14 35 55
DIGOXIN 107 107 13 35 66
CLONIDINE HCL 107 96 24 35 64
TRAZODONE HCL 102 76 23 38 22
RANITIDINE HCL 101 80 20 39 54
LORAZEPAM 100 76 24 B 40 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 94 94 17 41 15
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 94 89* 40 41 29
FLUOXETINE HCL 93 68 20 43 39
ALLOPURINOL 90 90 21 44 24
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 89 77 22 45 42
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 87 <11 <11 46 93
MIRTAZAPINE 85 59 12 47 53
CELEBREX 84 70 12 48 99
NEXIUM 77 <11 <11 49 65
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 75 70* 51 50 73
AGGRENOX 74 <11 <11 51 207
ROPINIROLE HCL 73 62 12 52 75
PREMARIN 73 60 21 R 52 95
LOVASTATIN 70 65* 14 54 37
CLOPIDOGREL 70 65* 12 54 30
LANTUS 68 <11 <11 56 46
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 68 63* 11 56 41
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 67 67 12 58 83
CYMBALTA 66 50 11 59 38
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 66 66 15 59 44
ADVAIR DISKUS 65 41 15 61 40
TAMSULOSIN HCL 65 65 13 61 25
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62 62 15 63 48
ALPRAZOLAM 61 56* 21 B 64 31
METFORMIN HCL ER 61 <11 <11 64 50
FAMOTIDINE* 60 <11 <11 66 133
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 60 55* 14 R 66 72
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 60 36 19 66 62
SYNTHROID 56 56 11 69 58
NABUMETONE 56 45 13 69 239
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 55 35 12 71 55
BENAZEPRIL HCL 54 <11 <11 72 108
VERAPAMIL ER 53 48* 11 73 134
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 50 <11 <11 74 127
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 50 45* 13 R 74 63
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. 10, 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.