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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,025Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 111 out of 434

$454K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 53 out of 434

249 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%Patients 65 Years and Older
74% 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 Nevada
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 249 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 249 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 4,744 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 21%.

Prescription Price

$75 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $52 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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
LISINOPRIL 252 213 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 208 186 2 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 146 82 S3 3 4
DONEPEZIL HCL 145 145 4 35
NAMENDA 143 141 5 72
OMEPRAZOLE 139 116 6 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 134 112 7 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 128 108 8 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 127 110 9 6
FUROSEMIDE 114 98 10 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 103 103 11 18
LOVASTATIN 94 48 12 10
HYDRALAZINE HCL 86 57 13 79
OXYCODONE HCL 83 43 S2 14 34
GABAPENTIN 79 53 15 14
FAMOTIDINE 78 58 16 76
METFORMIN HCL 76 69 17 7
CLOPIDOGREL 74 72 18 41
RISPERIDONE 69 60 19 87
TAMSULOSIN HCL 68 61 20 29
METFORMIN HCL ER 68 49 20 48
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 67 50 22 13
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 64 57 23 111
FENOFIBRATE 64 62 23 43
ALLOPURINOL 61 53 25 25
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 59 43 26 15
MIRTAZAPINE 56 54 27 97
NAPROXEN 50 43 28 75
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 July 26, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.