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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,524Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 586

$1.37M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 586

459 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64%Patients 65 Years and Older
98% 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 Average for
this specialty
in Utah
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 459 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 459 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 11,751 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

47 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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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.

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
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Utah
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 803 612 S3 1 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 749 579 2 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 700 406 3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 615 193 4 3
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 599 256 5 47
SIMVASTATIN 588 382 6 1
FUROSEMIDE 522 366 7 9
GABAPENTIN 488 235 8 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 437 308 9 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 391 239 10 12
CYMBALTA 351 194 11 29
TRAZODONE HCL 350 138 12 20
SERTRALINE HCL 324 168 13 21
LISINOPRIL 318 238 14 4
LANTUS 314 171 15 33
METFORMIN HCL 287 189 16 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 280 238 17 40
LAMOTRIGINE 255 35 18 67
NOVOLOG 245 133 19 106
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 237 172 20 50
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 220 182 21 17
BACLOFEN 218 93 22 98
TRAMADOL HCL 218 150 22 15
OLANZAPINE 204 125 24 73
NAMENDA 204 154 24 54
OXYCODONE HCL 200 78 S2 26 32
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 198 162 27 7
LEVETIRACETAM 188 34 28 119
MIRTAZAPINE 171 121 29 64
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 169 46 30 117
MELOXICAM 167 112 31 25
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 161 89 32 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 153 90 33 27
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 153 98 33 139
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 148 105 35 26
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 147 55 36 28
FLUOXETINE HCL 141 64 37 24
LEVOFLOXACIN 141 76 37 146
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 140 39 39 69
TIZANIDINE HCL 139 24 40 111
RISPERIDONE 138 78 41 46
LYRICA 136 27 42 87
FORTICAL 133 12 43 178
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 132 104 44 10
RAMIPRIL 127 86 45 75
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 125 77 S2 46 78
CARVEDILOL 124 78 47 30
LACTULOSE 117 20 48 103
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 111 75 49 83
SPIRIVA 110 77 50 81
SEROQUEL 107 77 51 118
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 104 42 52 132
ALLOPURINOL 102 46 53 35
SPIRONOLACTONE 101 45 54 76
PROMETHAZINE HCL 100 25 R 55 86
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 95 54 56 89
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 95 71 56 19
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 93 45 58 82
RANITIDINE HCL 93 29 58 61
NYSTATIN 92 46 60 153
CEPHALEXIN 91 40 61 105
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 90 35 S2 62 49
ZONISAMIDE 89 21 63 166
ABILIFY 87 0 64 116
TOPIRAMATE 86 0 65 120
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 86 44 65 108
FINASTERIDE 86 86 65 84
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 82 42 68 109
CARBAMAZEPINE 78 22 69 100
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 77 42 R 70 112
NYSTOP 77 24 70 171
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 72 37 72 143
OXCARBAZEPINE 72 0 72 156
FENTANYL 72 50 S2 72 63
AMOXICILLIN 71 29 75 149
DIOVAN 70 70 76 72
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 69 46 77 90
PRIMIDONE 67 29 78 204
SYNTHROID 67 13 78 45
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 67 42 78 204
HUMALOG 66 45 81 148
CLOZAPINE 66 26 81 208
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 65 24 83 128
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 65 47 83 22
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 64 30 85 162
NITROFURANTOIN 62 26 86 217
CEFTRIAXONE 61 36 87 221
NOVOLIN R 61 37 87 221
GABITRIL 60 0 89 224
CELEBREX 58 44 90 44
ADVAIR DISKUS 58 29 90 59
DILANTIN 56 0 92 168
VANCOMYCIN HCL 55 32 93 229
DIGOXIN 55 45 93 96
FAMOTIDINE 54 32 95 188
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 52 0 S2 96 55
OXYCONTIN 52 41 S2 96 140
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 50 18 98 8
RISPERDAL CONSTA 50 12 98 182
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths 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.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • 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 Nov. 25, 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.