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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,717Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 2056

$821K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 2056

509 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
78% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 509 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 509 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 11,501 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $52 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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 619 440 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 499 428 2 2
FUROSEMIDE 455 385 3 9
OMEPRAZOLE 401 294 4 4
METFORMIN HCL 392 306 5 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 378 298 S3 6 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 367 302 7 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 361 255 8 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 358 289 9 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 296 247 10 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 279 253 11 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 275 217 12 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 248 182 13 15
GABAPENTIN 227 188 14 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 219 167 15 17
TRAMADOL HCL 216 135 16 27
LANTUS 208 166 17 41
SERTRALINE HCL 203 167 18 25
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 203 153 18 61
LOVASTATIN 174 148 20 16
ATENOLOL 170 144 21 10
CARVEDILOL 164 125 22 35
FENTANYL 160 140 S2 23 56
RANITIDINE HCL 152 104 24 22
OXYCODONE HCL 151 77 S2 25 24
RISPERIDONE 132 114 26 48
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 125 97 27 69
NOVOLOG 120 90 28 96
TAMSULOSIN HCL 117 107 29 28
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 116 112 30 50
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 115 100 31 116
MIRTAZAPINE 110 96 32 45
TRAZODONE HCL 106 81 33 21
SEROQUEL 102 66 34 142
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 101 74 R 35 52
JANUVIA 95 82 36 121
ADVAIR DISKUS 93 86 37 51
NYSTATIN 92 51 38 139
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 92 85 S2 38 36
OLANZAPINE 88 63 40 83
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 85 75 41 55
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 84 71 42 23
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 84 59 42 114
ALLOPURINOL 83 71 44 32
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 83 78 44 13
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 79 45 46 82
CLOPIDOGREL 79 68 46 72
CYMBALTA 78 43 48 59
SPIRIVA 76 70 49 42
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 76 68 49 20
ROPINIROLE HCL 74 51 51 98
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 71 65 S2 52 40
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 70 63 53 105
PREDNISONE 69 59 54 38
BACLOFEN 66 43 55 86
OXYCONTIN 65 58 S2 56 117
AZITHROMYCIN 64 53 57 54
NAPROXEN 62 38 58 84
PAROXETINE HCL 61 43 59 58
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 61 61 59 120
LYRICA 61 55 59 124
DONEPEZIL HCL 60 59 62 37
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 59 59 63 46
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 59 29 63 143
FLUOXETINE HCL 58 47 65 33
ABILIFY 55 13 66 152
NOVOLIN R 54 40 67 179
GLIPIZIDE 53 40 68 39
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 53 39 68 80
ACTOS 52 52 70 119
SPIRONOLACTONE 52 48 70 63
MELOXICAM 51 47 72 47
NAMENDA 50 50 73 62
SODIUM CHLORIDE 50 46 73 213
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 July 8, 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.