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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,156Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 133

$860K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 133

393 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older
42% 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 393 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 393 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$71 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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 560 450 92 1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 392 241 65 S3 2 5
SIMVASTATIN 361 303 62 3 3
FUROSEMIDE 276 220 53 4 7
OMEPRAZOLE 275 222 62 5 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 265 165 48 6 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 248 181 46 7 9
LISINOPRIL 242 184 42 8 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 223 198 40 9 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 199 141 32 10 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 197 77 27 11 10
METFORMIN HCL 195 164 40 12 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 181 101 33 13 18
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 164 100 32 14 44
CARVEDILOL 162 98 28 15 28
CITALOPRAM HBR 152 117 25 16 16
TRAMADOL HCL 149 110 39 17 20
ALLOPURINOL 147 131 23 18 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 139 117 30 19 8
RENVELA 138 57 27 20 174
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 138 122 23 20 42
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 131 86 17 22 55
PREDNISONE 129 95 30 23 32
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128 114 24 24 14
GABAPENTIN 122 95 29 25 13
PROSOL 122 <11 <11 25 180
TRAZODONE HCL 109 66 17 27 22
LORAZEPAM 103 52 19 B 28 27
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 103 78 16 28 26
PROMETHAZINE HCL 96 <11 13 R 30 144
SERTRALINE HCL 94 59 11 31 23
CLOPIDOGREL 93 82 18 32 30
CLONIDINE HCL 92 36 19 33 64
TAMSULOSIN HCL 90 85* 15 34 25
SENSIPAR 90 43 12 34 196
NEXIUM 85 46 12 36 65
FLUOXETINE HCL 84 <11 <11 37 39
GEMFIBROZIL 83 71 17 38 100
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 79 34 11 39 77
CRESTOR 76 71* 12 40 49
ALPRAZOLAM 76 57 14 B 40 31
LANTUS 75 47 11 42 46
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 74 74 16 43 19
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 74 41 17 43 50
CLONAZEPAM 72 30 13 B 45 43
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 71 58 18 46 15
JANUVIA 70 <11 <11 47 69
MELOXICAM 70 41 14 47 35
DONEPEZIL HCL 70 65* 12 47 34
NAMENDA 65 65 12 50 59
RISPERIDONE 65 <11 <11 A 50 88
FENTANYL 64 <11 <11 S2 52 45
RANITIDINE HCL 63 43 11 53 54
DIOVAN 63 32 11 53 71
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60 <11 <11 55 52
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 59 54* 11 R 56 72
IRBESARTAN 58 53* 12 57 121
CYMBALTA 56 <11 <11 58 38
LYRICA 55 <11 <11 59 85
QUINAPRIL HCL 54 <11 <11 60 129
LEVOFLOXACIN 54 35 31 60 130
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 53 21 11 62 127
PAROXETINE HCL 52 37 11 63 57
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 9, 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.