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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,844Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 2056

$703K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 20 out of 2056

460 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
65%Patients 65 Years and Older
53% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

28% of this provider’s 460 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

27% of this provider’s 460 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 7,549 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 22%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $52 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 764 386 S3 1 5
SIMVASTATIN 407 290 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 398 191 3 4
FUROSEMIDE 349 244 4 9
METFORMIN HCL 336 189 5 8
OXYCODONE HCL 292 77 S2 6 24
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 288 197 7 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 281 198 8 11
LISINOPRIL 255 175 9 1
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 249 156 10 7
RANITIDINE HCL 237 136 11 22
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 224 103 12 23
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 210 76 S2 13 36
WARFARIN SODIUM 201 158 14 12
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 197 96 S2 15 40
TRAZODONE HCL 191 87 16 21
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 188 34 S2 17 111
GABAPENTIN 186 99 18 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 155 120 19 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 144 74 20 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 138 98 21 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 136 82 22 15
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 115 25 R 23 52
SERTRALINE HCL 113 64 24 25
ESTRADIOL 109 38 R 25 85
PROAIR HFA 103 58 26 29
IBUPROFEN 102 22 27 70
ROPINIROLE HCL 102 46 27 98
TAMSULOSIN HCL 100 76 29 28
LYRICA 99 23 30 124
CARVEDILOL 95 65 31 35
PROMETHAZINE HCL 95 18 R 31 127
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 93 71 33 19
PAROXETINE HCL 92 52 34 58
METHOCARBAMOL 91 34 R 35 65
TRAMADOL HCL 91 48 35 27
AZITHROMYCIN 86 49 37 54
SUCRALFATE 84 31 38 188
CARISOPRODOL 84 0 R 38 97
FLUOXETINE HCL 82 57 40 33
CYMBALTA 81 33 41 59
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 80 41 R 42 60
ALLOPURINOL 80 48 42 32
GLIMEPIRIDE 79 20 44 67
DONEPEZIL HCL 76 76 45 37
ATENOLOL 76 26 45 10
RISPERIDONE 75 48 47 48
PREDNISONE 74 53 48 38
CLOPIDOGREL 73 59 49 72
TOPIRAMATE 73 12 49 147
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 71 0 S2 51 140
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 70 45 52 17
ADVAIR DISKUS 68 38 53 51
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 67 26 54 31
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 67 23 R 54 165
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 65 53 56 55
DIGOXIN 64 35 57 53
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 64 32 57 116
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 61 0 59 73
AMOXICILLIN 60 24 60 150
LOPERAMIDE 59 33 61 193
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 57 34 62 79
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 57 26 62 118
PEN NEEDLE 56 0 64 158
NABUMETONE 55 38 65 176
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 53 18 66 114
SPIRIVA 51 39 67 42
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 50 44 68 101
VENTOLIN HFA 50 29 68 109
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 50 41 68 50
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 April 19, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.