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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,159Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 2056

$1.48M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 2056

2,069 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%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
Higher avg Average for
this specialty
in Washington
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 2,069 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 2,069 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 22,267 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $52 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 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
FUROSEMIDE 1,074 918 1 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 966 802 S3 2 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 896 850 3 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 863 746 4 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 797 693 5 18
ZOSTAVAX 702 620 6 110
LISINOPRIL 628 547 7 1
OMEPRAZOLE 559 473 8 4
SIMVASTATIN 494 441 9 2
LANTUS 474 399 10 41
CITALOPRAM HBR 463 416 11 15
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 437 394 12 55
BOOSTRIX 434 389 13 180
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 402 323 14 11
GABAPENTIN 401 324 15 14
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 372 271 16 137
FENTANYL 369 269 S2 17 56
DONEPEZIL HCL 365 356 18 37
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 348 289 S2 19 36
PREDNISONE 317 272 20 38
TRAZODONE HCL 270 211 21 21
ADACEL 267 176 10 22 77
SODIUM CHLORIDE 264 117 23 213
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 255 201 24 6
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 251 213 25 105
JANTOVEN 248 183 26 148
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 247 146 27 114
SERTRALINE HCL 246 206 28 25
METFORMIN HCL 241 207 29 8
NOVOLOG 237 183 30 96
OXYCODONE HCL 234 126 S2 31 24
CARVEDILOL 216 183 32 35
OLANZAPINE 210 171 33 83
LEVOFLOXACIN 209 178 34 141
TRAMADOL HCL 208 186 35 27
DIGOXIN 201 189 36 53
BACLOFEN 199 145 37 86
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 198 169 38 69
NAMENDA 195 192 39 62
MIRTAZAPINE 182 166 40 45
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 181 131 41 61
RISPERIDONE 173 149 42 48
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 170 150 43 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 167 152 44 28
CYMBALTA 154 130 45 59
LIDODERM 149 130 46 99
FAMOTIDINE 145 131 47 89
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 137 106 48 23
LEVETIRACETAM 135 96 49 134
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 129 115 50 220
NYSTATIN 127 100 51 139
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 122 106 52 167
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 121 103 53 135
ATENOLOL 120 117 54 10
MEGESTROL ACETATE 119 119 R 55 183
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 118 95 56 50
METHOCARBAMOL 117 81 R 57 65
RANITIDINE HCL 115 111 58 22
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 114 103 59 120
SPIRONOLACTONE 113 94 60 63
CEPHALEXIN 113 89 60 125
MORPHINE SULFATE 112 62 S2 62 157
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 110 97 63 118
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 108 106 64 101
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 107 94 65 19
GLIPIZIDE 106 103 66 39
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 104 59 67 251
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103 97 68 7
KLOR-CON M20 102 81 69 173
CLOPIDOGREL 100 95 70 72
NOVOLIN R 99 87 71 179
METOLAZONE 96 94 72 254
ROPINIROLE HCL 96 84 72 98
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 96 82 72 229
PAROXETINE HCL 94 63 75 58
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 91 84 76 13
FLUOXETINE HCL 90 68 77 33
SPIRIVA 90 83 77 42
ALLOPURINOL 89 86 79 32
HUMALOG 88 75 80 163
ADVAIR DISKUS 88 71 80 51
BUDESONIDE 84 70 82 230
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 81 66 83 116
VENLAFAXINE HCL 80 61 84 194
LATANOPROST 79 76 85 221
PLAVIX 79 66 85 131
PROMETHAZINE HCL 79 66 R 85 127
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 77 35 S2 88 111
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 75 46 89 185
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 75 63 89 143
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 74 39 R 91 52
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 73 61 92 79
COMBIVENT 71 33 93 138
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 70 68 94 87
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 70 53 S2 94 40
PHENYTOIN 68 46 96 312
NYSTOP 67 62 97 218
SEROQUEL 67 49 97 142
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 64 50 99 31
CARAFATE 63 56 100 322
BUSPIRONE HCL 62 46 101 102
NAPROXEN 61 52 102 84
OXYCONTIN 60 39 S2 103 117
HYDROCORTISONE 59 13 104 253
MELOXICAM 57 39 105 47
CLONIDINE HCL 54 13 106 92
SUCRALFATE 52 52 107 188
TORSEMIDE 52 41 107 208
IBUPROFEN 51 38 109 70
NOVOLIN 70-30 50 32 110 191
TRAVATAN Z 50 49 110 281
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 50 35 S2 110 140
AGGRENOX 50 49 110 203
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 June 19, 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.