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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,671Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 53 out of 2056

$546K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 49 out of 2056

626 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
14% 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
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this specialty
in Washington
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 626 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 626 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 8,188 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% 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

15 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 700 618 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 608 533 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 408 335 3 4
ATENOLOL 337 291 4 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 291 257 5 6
K-TAB 272 232 6 57
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 251 223 7 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 232 209 8 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 229 201 9 20
METFORMIN HCL 223 197 10 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 222 169 S3 11 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 210 194 12 13
FUROSEMIDE 203 194 13 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 197 180 14 12
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 186 101 S2 15 36
GLIPIZIDE 154 134 16 39
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 152 135 17 17
INSULIN SYRINGE 147 115 18 91
LEVOTHROID 146 142 19 44
PROAIR HFA 136 106 20 29
NOVOLIN N 117 82 21 75
GABAPENTIN 114 98 22 14
OXYCODONE HCL 111 89 S2 23 24
ADACEL 107 104 24 77
FLUOXETINE HCL 101 89 25 33
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 98 82 S2 26 40
SPIRIVA 96 73 27 42
TRAZODONE HCL 96 57 27 21
PREDNISONE 93 86 29 38
TAMSULOSIN HCL 93 83 29 28
ALLOPURINOL 89 67 31 32
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 84 65 32 31
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 83 79 33 3
AGGRENOX 81 67 34 203
FAMOTIDINE 78 75 35 89
QVAR 75 66 36 115
ATROVENT HFA 74 73 37 198
LOVASTATIN 69 62 38 16
TERAZOSIN HCL 68 60 39 106
NOVOLIN R 62 41 40 179
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 61 61 41 19
CITALOPRAM HBR 58 36 42 15
DILT-XR 56 52 43 231
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 Dec. 18, 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.