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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,033Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 434

$807K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 434

1,048 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
34% 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

11% of this provider’s 1,048 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

24% of this provider’s 1,048 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 12,943 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $52 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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 1,275 845 S3 1 4
LISINOPRIL 836 708 2 1
SIMVASTATIN 783 635 3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 619 497 4 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 612 512 5 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 437 374 6 22
FUROSEMIDE 403 313 7 9
METFORMIN HCL 402 330 8 7
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 295 275 9 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 287 218 10 6
GABAPENTIN 286 183 11 14
VENTOLIN HFA 281 212 12 30
WARFARIN SODIUM 278 247 13 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 272 223 14 8
ATENOLOL 248 182 15 16
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 234 134 16 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 226 179 17 17
OXYCODONE HCL 216 92 S2 18 34
BACLOFEN 192 127 19 77
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 189 163 20 12
SERTRALINE HCL 179 147 21 27
TRAMADOL HCL 179 161 21 28
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 176 142 23 55
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 173 138 24 21
QVAR 162 117 25 90
LOVASTATIN 162 158 25 10
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 161 55 S2 27 53
CLOPIDOGREL 141 114 28 41
SPIRIVA 140 122 29 36
NAPROXEN 138 97 30 75
TERAZOSIN HCL 137 131 31 40
PLAVIX 132 107 32 64
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 131 58 S2 33 50
GLIPIZIDE 130 119 34 37
FINASTERIDE 130 125 34 54
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 125 108 36 71
CARVEDILOL 122 106 37 24
RANITIDINE HCL 118 100 38 31
DONEPEZIL HCL 117 115 39 35
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 117 73 39 26
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 113 96 41 91
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 109 96 42 20
DILTIAZEM ER 107 86 43 98
FLUOXETINE HCL 104 80 44 32
KLOR-CON 10 97 75 45 116
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 88 84 46 68
METHADONE HCL 79 0 S2 47 108
HYDRALAZINE HCL 79 61 47 79
GLIPIZIDE ER 79 66 47 65
PEN NEEDLE 78 58 50 83
CARISOPRODOL 75 0 R 51 44
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 71 53 52 124
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 71 43 52 47
GLYBURIDE 70 59 R 54 51
LACTULOSE 69 61 55 166
NIFEDIPINE ER 67 63 56 86
IBUPROFEN 66 46 57 56
LANTUS 65 32 58 80
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65 48 58 39
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 64 48 R 60 57
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 61 60 61 13
BUPROPION HCL 60 51 62 262
TRAZODONE HCL 59 41 63 33
FENOFIBRATE 59 44 63 43
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 58 45 65 103
ROPINIROLE HCL 57 32 66 104
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 57 46 66 89
CEPHALEXIN 55 37 68 119
TAMSULOSIN HCL 55 45 68 29
BENAZEPRIL HCL 55 44 68 49
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 54 22 R 71 101
PAROXETINE HCL 52 40 72 61
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 51 42 73 82
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 Jan. 22, 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.