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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,368Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 101 out of 434

$315K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 109 out of 434

229 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
34%Patients 65 Years and Older
89% 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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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

43% of this provider’s 229 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

52% of this provider’s 229 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 1,649 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $52 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 13.


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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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 779 154 S3 1 4
OXYCODONE HCL 471 94 S2 2 34
CARISOPRODOL 301 19 R 3 44
PREDNISONE 253 79 4 42
LISINOPRIL 137 61 5 1
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 128 11 S2 6 53
CARVEDILOL 111 40 7 24
OMEPRAZOLE 109 26 8 5
GABAPENTIN 107 17 9 14
SIMVASTATIN 101 47 10 2
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 98 30 11 122
ADVAIR DISKUS 91 20 12 52
RANITIDINE HCL 89 17 13 31
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 83 11 14 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 80 35 15 12
PROAIR HFA 75 20 16 60
NIFEDIPINE ER 73 21 17 86
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 70 34 18 6
FUROSEMIDE 68 39 19 9
METFORMIN HCL 64 25 20 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 63 27 21 18
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60 28 22 21
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 60 11 22 113
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 56 0 24 26
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56 14 24 39
NEXIUM 54 11 26 95
ENDOCET 54 0 S2 26 158
SERTRALINE HCL 52 16 28 27
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. 14, 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.