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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,500Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 133

$751K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 133

754 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older
28% 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 754 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 754 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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
LISINOPRIL 956 824 198 1 4
OMEPRAZOLE 886 773 183 2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 860 780 170 3 1
SIMVASTATIN 735 674 178 4 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 624 548 132 5 17
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 612 482 115 S3 6 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 524 496 109 7 6
METFORMIN HCL 424 384 89 8 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 423 392 71 9 10
FUROSEMIDE 368 310 93 10 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 329 296 71 11 14
SPIRONOLACTONE 328 281 65 12 33
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 301 273 66 13 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 270 199 51 14 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 268 230 63 15 8
TRAZODONE HCL 219 171 53 16 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 205 165 37 17 16
GABAPENTIN 187 167 44 18 13
TAMSULOSIN HCL 178 173* 33 19 25
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 178 156 48 19 12
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 173 119 30 R 21 63
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 170 165* 37 22 15
CHLORTHALIDONE 165 142 37 23 109
LORAZEPAM 159 116 36 B 24 27
SERTRALINE HCL 148 118 24 25 23
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 147 147 33 26 19
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 145 111 52 27 29
FINASTERIDE 143 117 26 28 96
TRAMADOL HCL 135 130* 28 29 20
MELOXICAM 121 116* 38 30 35
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 121 116* 25 30 44
PREDNISONE 117 99 55 32 32
ALPRAZOLAM 117 100 26 B 32 31
FLUOXETINE HCL 116 105 26 34 39
LANTUS 109 83 24 35 46
CLONAZEPAM 101 75 16 B 36 43
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 98 78 16 37 78
GLIMEPIRIDE 97 92* 26 38 36
MIRTAZAPINE 97 97 18 38 53
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 96 83 17 R 40 72
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 93 88* 46 41 73
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 88 76 20 42 62
ALLOPURINOL 88 76 22 42 24
BUPROPION HCL SR 87 60 15 44 147
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 86 <11 <11 S2 45 74
ADVAIR DISKUS 84 66 15 46 40
DIGOXIN 83 83 13 47 66
IRBESARTAN 83 78* 17 47 121
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 80 68 15 49 128
ATENOLOL 79 74* 21 50 21
CARVEDILOL 76 76 19 51 28
CLOPIDOGREL 76 71* 21 51 30
DONEPEZIL HCL 75 70* 20 53 34
PAROXETINE HCL 75 54 15 53 57
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 74 69* 17 55 42
QUINAPRIL HCL 72 67* 14 56 129
RAMIPRIL 69 64* 13 57 87
CLONIDINE HCL 65 50 18 58 64
METFORMIN HCL ER 63 <11 <11 59 50
CYMBALTA 62 <11 <11 60 38
TIZANIDINE HCL 61 27 18 61 102
RISPERIDONE 60 <11 <11 A 62 88
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 59 <11 <11 A 63 68
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 57 44 17 64 55
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 56 51* 12 65 76
DIGOX 56 56 13 65 84
GLIPIZIDE XL 55 <11 <11 67 189
RANITIDINE HCL 51 <11 <11 68 54
NOVOLOG 50 45* 14 69 92
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 Dec. 29, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.