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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,439Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 27 out of 768

$719K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 45 out of 768

693 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older
54% 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

9% of this provider’s 693 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 693 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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 741 615 139 1 3
LISINOPRIL 707 603 135 2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 703 546 111 3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 429 366 80 4 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 397 366 64 5 16
FUROSEMIDE 342 317 57 6 8
GABAPENTIN 335 279 54 7 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 330 273 50 8 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 296 280 64 9 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 273 247 42 10 17
METFORMIN HCL 263 239 60 11 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 252 213 59 S3 12 6
SERTRALINE HCL 252 232 46 12 25
ATENOLOL 229 202 42 14 12
NAMENDA 217 200 25 15 59
WARFARIN SODIUM 212 212 24 16 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 211 177 47 17 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 208 203* 31 18 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 198 182 37 19 15
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 186 170 38 20 22
LOVASTATIN 184 156 31 21 19
TRAZODONE HCL 183 158 29 22 21
CLOPIDOGREL 180 180 26 23 33
CITALOPRAM HBR 160 134 29 24 20
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 150 130 25 25 37
OXYCODONE HCL 150 116 28 S2 25 24
DONEPEZIL HCL 142 142 19 27 36
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 140 126 31 28 18
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 140 135* 85 28 63
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 135 119 38 30 64
FENTANYL 133 133 15 S2 31 56
ADVAIR DISKUS 132 127* 26 32 38
GLIPIZIDE 108 78 14 33 41
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 104 74 18 34 88
CARVEDILOL 103 98* 17 35 27
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 95 76 15 36 67
CYMBALTA 82 50 11 37 49
ROPINIROLE HCL 82 66 14 37 89
SPIRIVA 80 75* 13 39 53
LANTUS 77 61 17 40 45
PROPRANOLOL HCL 70 <11 <11 41 85
RANITIDINE HCL 69 40 12 42 57
FENOFIBRATE* 69 <11 <11 42 104
GLIMEPIRIDE 68 68 14 44 46
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 64 46 22 45 28
SPIRONOLACTONE 63 58* 11 46 47
DIOVAN 63 58* 15 46 69
NYSTATIN 62 44 22 48 178
ONDANSETRON HCL* 61 46 11 49 181
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61 56* 14 49 39
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 61 <11 <11 49 65
TAMSULOSIN HCL 60 <11 <11 52 26
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 58 <11 <11 R 53 58
PAROXETINE HCL 58 53* 13 53 50
PROAIR HFA 57 42 27 55 32
FLUOXETINE HCL 57 <11 <11 55 35
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 55 50* 17 57 78
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 54 <11 <11 S2 58 42
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 54 <11 <11 58 103
DILTIAZEM ER 54 <11 <11 58 186
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 53 <11 <11 S2 61 54
ALLOPURINOL 52 47* 11 62 29
METFORMIN HCL ER 52 47* 12 62 68
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 52 52 14 62 23
RISPERIDONE 51 51 12 A 65 87
CLONIDINE HCL 50 28 12 66 74
MIRTAZAPINE 50 <11 <11 66 52
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 19, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.