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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,040Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 109 out of 434

$270K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 137 out of 434

316 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71%Patients 65 Years and Older
52% 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

4% of this provider’s 316 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

27% of this provider’s 316 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 4,017 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $52 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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 428 252 S3 1 4
FLUOXETINE HCL 253 146 2 32
LISINOPRIL 194 143 3 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 189 151 4 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 182 128 5 3
FUROSEMIDE 148 109 6 9
PREDNISONE 120 88 7 42
METFORMIN HCL 118 105 8 7
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 100 86 9 47
SIMVASTATIN 100 71 9 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 97 71 11 20
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 89 71 12 6
ALLOPURINOL 83 54 13 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 83 56 13 29
LOVASTATIN 82 53 15 10
OMEPRAZOLE 82 40 15 5
AMOXICILLIN 80 54 17 114
NAPROXEN 79 69 18 75
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 71 31 R 19 57
ATENOLOL 70 51 20 16
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 68 41 21 96
TRAMADOL HCL 67 29 22 28
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 67 40 S3 22 117
GABAPENTIN 62 51 24 14
RANITIDINE HCL 58 31 25 31
VERAPAMIL ER 57 47 26 78
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 56 46 27 22
ESTRADIOL 54 28 R 28 73
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 51 36 29 59
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51 47 29 8
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 Aug. 10, 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.