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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,364Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 85

$550K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 85

791 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80%Patients 65 Years and Older
26% 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 Nevada
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 791 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 791 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 16%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 12,240 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$36 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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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 Nevada
LISINOPRIL 879 786 1 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 849 554 S3 2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 720 606 3 4
SIMVASTATIN 560 507 4 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 520 469 5 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 390 365 6 6
GABAPENTIN 326 203 7 8
TAMSULOSIN HCL 298 283 8 37
FUROSEMIDE 287 207 9 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 237 202 10 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 234 202 11 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 232 171 12 17
LOVASTATIN 227 202 13 16
METFORMIN HCL 227 172 13 10
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 216 192 15 18
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 215 166 16 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 212 176 17 25
VENTOLIN HFA 212 162 17 40
WARFARIN SODIUM 206 187 19 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 192 147 20 28
ATENOLOL 188 177 21 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 173 155 22 43
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 165 70 S2 23 9
SERTRALINE HCL 155 138 24 36
SPIRIVA 154 117 25 39
BACLOFEN 151 97 26 56
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 146 94 S2 27 13
TRAMADOL HCL 140 99 28 27
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 132 96 29 23
TRAZODONE HCL 128 96 30 38
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 125 96 31 26
CARISOPRODOL 121 13 R 32 11
DONEPEZIL HCL 119 119 33 33
GLIMEPIRIDE 117 112 34 59
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 115 87 35 31
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113 99 36 21
RANITIDINE HCL 113 96 36 48
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 111 75 S2 38 49
PLAVIX 105 98 39 51
OXYCODONE HCL 104 17 S2 40 5
MELOXICAM 103 84 41 46
FINASTERIDE 103 93 41 96
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 101 57 R 43 50
CARVEDILOL 99 87 44 20
PREDNISONE 98 70 45 45
GLYBURIDE 97 78 R 46 83
CLOPIDOGREL 93 93 47 41
GLIPIZIDE 87 78 48 60
DILTIAZEM ER 82 59 49 101
BENAZEPRIL HCL 81 81 50 54
SPIRONOLACTONE 81 64 50 70
ALLOPURINOL 81 76 50 52
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 78 36 53 103
METHADONE HCL 78 21 S2 53 29
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 77 65 55 104
GLIPIZIDE ER 76 76 56 85
TERAZOSIN HCL 75 59 57 63
VERAPAMIL ER 73 62 58 89
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 72 60 R 59 107
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 71 61 60 62
NIFEDIPINE ER 70 50 61 110
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70 61 61 64
IBUPROFEN 68 52 63 47
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 67 61 64 91
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 65 58 65 61
PEN NEEDLE 65 43 65 119
PAROXETINE HCL 63 63 67 95
ETODOLAC 58 39 68 123
DIGOXIN 57 57 69 71
NAMENDA 55 55 70 53
KLOR-CON 10 52 40 71 131
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 51 29 72 133
INDAPAMIDE 51 47 72 133
SYMBICORT 50 49 74 140
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 Feb. 20, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.