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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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37,979Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 2056

$2.05M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 2056

908 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
87% 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 Washington
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 908 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 908 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 33,651 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

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $52 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 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 Washington
LISINOPRIL 1,632 1,471 1 1
CITALOPRAM HBR 1,220 1,075 2 15
FUROSEMIDE 1,215 1,138 3 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,184 1,087 4 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,029 925 5 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,008 956 6 12
SIMVASTATIN 922 848 7 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 861 766 S3 8 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 803 741 9 18
OMEPRAZOLE 770 675 10 4
TRAZODONE HCL 705 625 11 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 676 652 12 37
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 663 616 13 6
METFORMIN HCL 636 542 14 8
NAMENDA 605 582 15 62
RANITIDINE HCL 590 520 16 22
GABAPENTIN 567 474 17 14
MIRTAZAPINE 522 487 18 45
LANTUS 491 437 19 41
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 417 370 20 13
FENTANYL 415 367 S2 21 56
OLANZAPINE 390 346 22 83
RISPERIDONE 386 302 23 48
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 375 318 24 69
NOVOLOG 375 323 24 96
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 362 326 26 7
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 358 326 27 50
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 352 330 28 61
CARVEDILOL 341 303 29 35
LOVASTATIN 332 309 30 16
OXYCODONE HCL 316 274 S2 31 24
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 283 279 32 19
FAMOTIDINE 276 265 33 89
SPIRIVA 274 212 34 42
SERTRALINE HCL 255 238 35 25
DIGOXIN 254 226 36 53
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 254 192 R 36 154
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 253 228 38 17
HUMALOG 248 219 39 163
ATENOLOL 226 216 40 10
NEXIUM 226 174 40 71
CYMBALTA 222 177 42 59
NYSTATIN 209 198 43 139
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 208 207 44 143
MEGESTROL ACETATE 206 200 R 45 183
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 176 162 46 118
ALLOPURINOL 176 176 46 32
CLONIDINE HCL 174 152 48 92
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 174 155 48 79
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 170 169 50 101
BACLOFEN 168 116 51 86
PREDNISONE 165 157 52 38
LACTULOSE 163 127 53 155
CEFTRIAXONE 162 155 54 205
AZITHROMYCIN 158 152 55 54
GLIPIZIDE 157 125 56 39
ADVAIR DISKUS 153 115 57 51
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 146 144 58 20
JANTOVEN 144 142 59 148
LIDOCAINE HCL 144 138 59 259
TAMSULOSIN HCL 142 112 61 28
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 137 132 62 167
LAMOTRIGINE 137 118 62 107
SEROQUEL 134 126 64 142
CRESTOR 132 112 65 30
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 131 128 66 116
LEVOTHROID 131 127 66 44
CLOPIDOGREL 130 113 68 72
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 125 89 69 135
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 122 88 70 185
NYSTOP 122 101 70 218
DIOVAN 117 99 72 68
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 115 107 73 87
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 114 114 74 26
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 114 97 74 137
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 113 102 76 81
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 113 85 76 76
TRAMADOL HCL 113 100 76 27
HYDRALAZINE HCL 109 100 79 168
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 108 86 S2 80 40
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 108 105 80 73
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 105 83 S2 82 36
DETROL LA 103 92 83 286
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 103 71 83 82
HALOPERIDOL 102 68 85 192
DILTIAZEM ER 102 102 85 129
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 101 101 87 237
SPIRONOLACTONE 100 68 88 63
METHADONE HCL 99 97 S2 89 49
PLAVIX 99 93 89 131
ZETIA 97 92 91 122
VERAPAMIL ER 96 93 92 128
TRICOR 96 82 92 175
RISPERDAL CONSTA 94 62 94 242
LEVOXYL 94 94 94 133
PROAIR HFA 92 65 96 29
CEPHALEXIN 89 84 97 125
ROPINIROLE HCL 86 85 98 98
LOPERAMIDE 84 74 99 193
COMBIVENT 81 53 100 138
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 81 60 S3 100 88
BUMETANIDE 80 80 102 162
LYRICA 79 71 103 124
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 78 75 104 143
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 74 72 105 114
FLUOXETINE HCL 74 64 105 33
FENOFIBRATE 70 39 107 64
LATANOPROST 70 70 107 221
EXELON 68 68 109 312
METOLAZONE 67 63 110 254
OXYCONTIN 67 53 S2 110 117
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 66 64 112 220
PREMARIN 65 41 R 113 177
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 64 58 114 55
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 63 54 115 105
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 63 42 R 115 60
AMOXICILLIN 62 54 117 150
COLCRYS 62 60 117 223
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 61 51 119 31
NIFEDIAC CC 61 59 119 325
LEVEMIR 61 61 119 233
VICTOZA 2-PAK 60 37 122 328
LEVETIRACETAM 60 45 122 134
LIPITOR 59 54 124 146
RAMIPRIL 59 45 124 93
PERPHENAZINE 58 58 126 235
ABILIFY 58 55 126 152
MORPHINE SULFATE 58 58 S2 126 157
BUSPIRONE HCL 57 39 129 102
VOLTAREN 56 35 130 182
CLOZAPINE 56 40 130 113
CARBAMAZEPINE 56 38 130 174
FINASTERIDE 55 55 133 90
NAPROXEN 55 53 133 84
IBUPROFEN 54 23 135 70
PROMETHAZINE HCL 54 54 R 135 127
LEVOFLOXACIN 54 46 135 141
NOVOLIN N 54 36 135 75
CHLORTHALIDONE 54 54 135 94
LEXAPRO 54 44 135 247
DILANTIN 54 53 135 279
TIMOLOL MALEATE 53 53 142 346
TERAZOSIN HCL 53 45 142 106
NOVOLIN 70-30 51 51 144 191
PAROXETINE HCL 51 31 144 58
FLUCONAZOLE 51 36 144 225
ESTRADIOL 50 44 R 147 85
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 50 47 147 361
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 Aug. 6, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.