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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,194Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 395

$903K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 395

1,222 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% 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

6% of this provider’s 1,222 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

24% of this provider’s 1,222 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 13%.

Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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
LISINOPRIL 1,154 1,050 250 1 1
LOVASTATIN 1,101 999 259 2 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,023 959 229 3 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,002 780 245 S3 4 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 844 785 184 5 3
SIMVASTATIN 754 659 178 6 2
OMEPRAZOLE 695 584 178 7 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 521 485 113 8 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 461 422 96 9 9
METFORMIN HCL 450 371 118 10 7
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 390 385* 95 11 20
ALPRAZOLAM 382 318 91 B 12 14
GABAPENTIN 343 275 91 13 12
FUROSEMIDE 316 245 87 14 10
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 273 233 56 15 27
WARFARIN SODIUM 261 240 51 16 19
TEMAZEPAM 254 220 72 B 17 33
GLIPIZIDE 249 232 62 18 32
HYDRALAZINE HCL 244 231 64 19 61
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 231 174 58 20 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 224 219* 42 21 36
GEMFIBROZIL 212 199 51 22 78
ATENOLOL 200 177 46 23 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 196 128 71 24 18
CLOPIDOGREL 192 168 48 25 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 187 156 57 26 13
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 179 174* 39 27 34
FLUOXETINE HCL 174 119 43 28 44
CITALOPRAM HBR 155 128 44 29 26
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 143 127 39 30 22
NEXIUM 132 96 25 31 89
TAMSULOSIN HCL 130 125* 29 32 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 128 115 27 33 16
AZITHROMYCIN 115 93 89 34 38
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 114 109* 51 S3 35 172
VENTOLIN HFA 110 97 42 36 46
SERTRALINE HCL 109 84 25 37 31
IBUPROFEN 108 72 50 38 59
TERAZOSIN HCL 105 100* 26 39 55
FENOFIBRATE* 104 60 24 40 49
SPIRIVA 102 97* 25 41 47
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 101 96* 28 42 25
CLONIDINE HCL 101 101 20 42 60
CARVEDILOL 100 80 27 44 23
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 99 74 47 45 28
ADVAIR DISKUS 96 82 32 46 50
ALLOPURINOL 94 83 24 47 29
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 93 88* 28 48 97
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 92 43 22 R 49 86
CYMBALTA 90 72 14 50 75
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 89 77 70 51 54
FELODIPINE ER 89 84* 16 51 149
LORAZEPAM 89 76 25 B 51 43
BACLOFEN 88 68 36 54 77
ROPINIROLE HCL 85 80* 19 55 120
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 82 77* 20 56 74
DIAZEPAM 82 40 22 B 56 68
RANITIDINE HCL 80 75* 24 58 37
PROAIR HFA 79 74* 25 59 63
OXYCODONE HCL 78 55 20 S2 60 42
NIFEDIPINE ER 77 72* 15 61 94
PAROXETINE HCL 76 46 19 62 69
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 74 51 21 63 71
CLONIDINE 71 56 11 64 203
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 71 46 21 S2 64 48
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 71 66* 18 64 56
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 70 57 13 R 67 73
LABETALOL HCL 70 51 14 67 150
AMANTADINE 69 54 59 69 271
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 69 51 19 S2 69 81
CLONAZEPAM 67 53 14 B 71 66
TRAMADOL HCL 66 43 19 72 30
FINASTERIDE 63 58* 18 73 58
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 61 56* 17 74 35
BUPROPION HCL 61 56* 12 74 235
MELOXICAM 60 55* 12 76 51
KLOR-CON 10 60 44 15 76 114
AVODART 59 59 11 78 178
NAPROXEN 58 40 23 79 99
NAMENDA 57 52* 14 80 45
CRESTOR 57 <11 <11 80 53
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 57 41 17 80 64
MECLIZINE HCL 57 44 26 80 153
TRAZODONE HCL 57 35 11 80 41
BENAZEPRIL HCL 55 50* 12 85 52
PROPRANOLOL HCL 55 55 12 85 140
ESTRADIOL 54 <11 <11 R 87 106
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 53 53 12 88 101
DIOVAN 53 40 11 88 80
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 52 37 26 90 313
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 51 29 23 91 84
PREDNISONE 51 46* 29 91 67
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 May 1, 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.