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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,530Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 192

$382K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 192

108 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70%Patients 65 Years and Older
85% 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 Alaska
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 108 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

26% of this provider’s 108 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 4,783 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 26%.

Prescription Price

$69 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

51 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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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 Alaska
LISINOPRIL 210 184 1 1
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 174 165 2 52
SIMVASTATIN 167 148 3 2
FUROSEMIDE 160 154 4 7
OMEPRAZOLE 153 146 5 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 145 105 S3 6 6
SERTRALINE HCL 137 119 7 16
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 124 124 8 60
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 119 119 9 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 113 113 10 5
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 112 112 11 50
PAROXETINE HCL 103 103 12 34
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 99 80 13 54
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 93 93 14 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91 87 15 9
GABAPENTIN 82 81 16 10
MELOXICAM 80 73 17 62
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 79 79 18 72
NEXIUM 78 66 19 13
DIGOXIN 77 77 20 96
AZITHROMYCIN 74 70 21 64
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 65 65 22 33
RISPERIDONE 64 52 23 36
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 63 63 24 22
ATENOLOL 63 63 24 11
METFORMIN HCL 62 52 26 8
CLOPIDOGREL 60 60 27 95
MEGESTROL ACETATE 52 52 R 28 166
NAPROXEN 51 51 29 113
PROAIR HFA 50 39 30 46
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 Oct. 11, 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.