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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,760Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 768

$873K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 22 out of 768

683 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older
50% 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

17% of this provider’s 683 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 683 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 684 582 116 1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 603 440 117 S3 2 6
OMEPRAZOLE 573 423 109 3 4
LISINOPRIL 500 433 90 4 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 357 323 60 5 5
SIMVASTATIN 331 317 72 6 3
FUROSEMIDE 321 282 68 7 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 299 256 74 8 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 290 279 49 9 9
OXYCODONE HCL 290 150 33 S2 9 24
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 288 221 28 S2 11 42
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 278 264 59 12 16
GABAPENTIN 272 204 47 13 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 263 238 49 14 15
TRAZODONE HCL 228 162 40 15 21
ATENOLOL 224 179 42 16 12
MELOXICAM 221 119 51 17 60
CLONAZEPAM 212 108 31 B 18 48
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 206 194 35 19 22
METFORMIN HCL 200 167 43 20 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 194 165 44 21 18
MIRTAZAPINE 193 166 33 22 52
CYMBALTA 187 100 28 23 49
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 185 165 48 24 17
LORAZEPAM 179 148 38 B 25 30
SERTRALINE HCL 176 117 28 26 25
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 175 127 21 S2 27 108
ALPRAZOLAM 169 88 27 B 28 40
CLOPIDOGREL 161 145 27 29 33
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 157 45 13 S2 30 156
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 151 146* 29 31 11
PROAIR HFA 149 98 42 32 32
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 133 121 31 33 13
PREDNISONE 130 117 45 34 34
GLIMEPIRIDE 126 105 28 35 46
TRAMADOL HCL 125 100 39 36 31
CITALOPRAM HBR 117 86 19 37 20
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 117 71 30 37 23
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 116 90 26 39 64
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 111 97 22 40 37
ALLOPURINOL 109 94 20 41 29
DONEPEZIL HCL 108 103* 20 42 36
SPIRIVA 106 69 21 43 53
METHADONE HCL 104 <11 <11 S2 44 82
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 101 84 24 45 43
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 96 76 34 46 28
TERAZOSIN HCL 96 91* 16 46 93
TAMSULOSIN HCL 93 74 22 48 26
TIZANIDINE HCL 91 57 35 49 125
CARISOPRODOL 89 <11 <11 R 50 145
NAMENDA 87 82* 14 51 59
BUPROPION HCL SR 84 71 15 52 90
CARVEDILOL 80 75* 19 53 27
NEXIUM 79 74* 13 54 95
SPIRONOLACTONE 74 50 14 55 47
CRESTOR 74 69* 19 55 44
LOVASTATIN 73 68* 17 57 19
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 73 46 17 R 57 72
DIOVAN 72 <11 <11 59 69
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70 65* 14 60 39
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 69 33 12 61 187
CLONIDINE HCL 69 20 11 61 74
VOLTAREN 68 36 30 63 182
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 67 54 50 64 307
ESTRADIOL 67 45 17 R 64 75
BUMETANIDE 63 58* 12 66 162
PAROXETINE HCL 62 34 11 67 50
PROMETHAZINE HCL 61 21 16 R 68 135
ADVAIR DISKUS 60 43 16 69 38
NABUMETONE 59 47 11 70 143
MORPHINE SULFATE 57 28 11 S2 71 142
DIGOX 56 <11 <11 72 100
DIAZEPAM 55 30 17 B 73 94
DETROL LA 55 <11 <11 73 207
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 55 50* 14 73 81
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 54 49* 43 76 63
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 54 <11 <11 76 152
LEVETIRACETAM 54 41 12 76 165
MECLIZINE HCL 53 <11 <11 79 229
LANTUS 53 34 12 79 45
SYNTHROID 53 53 12 79 55
RISPERIDONE 51 <11 <11 A 82 87
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 51 46* 27 82 83
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 50 <11 <11 R 84 58
VERAPAMIL ER 50 35 12 84 124
LYRICA 50 <11 <11 84 111
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 Jan. 14, 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.