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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,871Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 133

$900K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 133

742 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older
46% 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

6% of this provider’s 742 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 742 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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 747 700 128 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 731 615 142 2 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 661 474 123 S3 3 5
LISINOPRIL 606 545 120 4 4
GABAPENTIN 537 420 104 5 13
FUROSEMIDE 502 418 103 6 7
METFORMIN HCL 479 397 90 7 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 466 393 90 8 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 409 367 90 9 6
SIMVASTATIN 364 335 70 10 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 356 279 57 11 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 336 293 61 12 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 310 294 57 13 14
SPIRONOLACTONE 301 255 56 14 33
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 297 280 67 15 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 272 245 58 16 9
LOVASTATIN 263 230 51 17 37
CITALOPRAM HBR 255 228 47 18 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 230 225* 44 19 25
ATENOLOL 224 198 48 20 21
CLOPIDOGREL 221 204 40 21 30
TRAMADOL HCL 207 149 46 22 20
OLANZAPINE 204 191 26 A 23 81
GLIMEPIRIDE 200 146 38 24 36
ALLOPURINOL 195 162 31 25 24
MELOXICAM 194 170 53 26 35
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 190 160 36 27 8
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 186 154 31 28 44
ALPRAZOLAM 181 145 43 B 29 31
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 148 125 33 30 18
TRAZODONE HCL 144 90 25 31 22
SERTRALINE HCL 126 103 27 32 23
CARVEDILOL 122 98 28 33 28
LORAZEPAM 121 99 32 B 34 27
PREDNISONE 119 101 34 35 32
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115 115 27 36 48
METOLAZONE 112 82 34 37 188
MIRTAZAPINE 110 110 19 38 53
BUMETANIDE 103 81 33 39 155
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 103 76 25 39 50
PROAIR HFA 100 72 31 41 47
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 98 76 21 42 77
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 97 79 21 43 19
KLOR-CON M20 91 79 16 44 101
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 90 90 15 45 78
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 90 85* 18 45 26
NAMENDA 87 87 13 47 59
SUCRALFATE 86 81* 22 48 151
CYMBALTA 85 54 13 49 38
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 77 45 15 R 50 63
AZITHROMYCIN 77 63 52 50 91
ADVAIR DISKUS 77 72* 15 50 40
CELEBREX 76 53 14 53 99
LANTUS 75 54 16 54 46
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 72 58 13 55 62
FENTANYL 71 40 14 S2 56 45
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 69 69 11 57 42
RANITIDINE HCL 68 68 12 58 54
GLIPIZIDE 66 61* 14 59 82
RAMIPRIL 66 54 12 59 87
ROPINIROLE HCL 65 60* 12 61 75
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65 60* 14 61 52
CLONIDINE HCL 65 60* 16 61 64
PAROXETINE HCL 65 <11 <11 61 57
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 64 <11 <11 65 55
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 64 46 15 65 116
ESTRADIOL 62 57* 12 R 67 60
DIGOX 60 48 11 68 84
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 60 <11 <11 68 93
DONEPEZIL HCL 60 60 12 68 34
BENICAR 57 <11 <11 71 125
CRESTOR 56 44 16 72 49
VENTOLIN HFA 56 51* 14 72 183
KLOR-CON 10 55 <11 <11 74 240
BENAZEPRIL HCL 54 49* 13 75 108
NOVOLOG 54 <11 <11 75 92
FLUOXETINE HCL 53 48* 13 77 39
CEPHALEXIN 53 48* 28 77 136
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 52 <11 <11 S2 79 74
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 51 <11 <11 80 67
DIOVAN 51 <11 <11 80 71
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 50 <11 13 S2 82 113
METFORMIN HCL ER 50 35 11 82 50
DIGOXIN 50 <11 <11 82 66
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 Sept. 18, 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.