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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,238Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 322 out of 768

$346K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 288 out of 768

499 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older
17% 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

21% of this provider’s 499 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 499 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

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 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 403 359 114 1 3
LISINOPRIL 315 268 93 2 2
ATENOLOL 262 232 75 3 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 248 172 65 S3 4 6
OMEPRAZOLE 224 186 61 5 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 192 187* 50 6 11
K-TAB ER 157 142 49 7 51
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 144 131 38 8 1
GLIPIZIDE 144 133 42 8 41
OXYCODONE HCL 143 99 41 S2 10 24
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 139 62 33 S2 11 42
METFORMIN HCL 128 108 39 12 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 123 118* 36 13 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 115 110* 30 14 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 103 98* 26 15 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102 97* 33 16 13
FUROSEMIDE 100 95* 32 17 8
PROAIR HFA 97 66 44 18 32
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 96 55 32 S2 19 54
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 94 74 26 20 7
CLOPIDOGREL 76 71* 18 21 33
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72 59 21 22 39
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 69 64* 34 23 28
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 69 64* 22 23 81
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 66 61* 19 25 18
FLUOXETINE HCL 59 54* 17 26 35
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 55 55 16 27 22
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 55 43 15 27 23
ZOSTAVAX 52 47* 52 29 76
ALLOPURINOL 52 47* 16 29 29
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 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.