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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,488Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 434

$498K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 39 out of 434

1,272 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
16% 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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 1,272 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 1,272 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 14,077 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$32 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $52 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 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 927 867 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 878 821 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 721 653 3 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 683 619 4 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 622 524 S3 5 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 566 525 6 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 402 377 7 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 335 312 8 22
METFORMIN HCL 305 283 9 7
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 294 281 10 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 290 251 11 8
ATENOLOL 282 276 12 16
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 274 214 13 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 264 252 14 12
LOVASTATIN 242 237 15 10
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 223 209 16 21
CITALOPRAM HBR 217 213 17 23
GABAPENTIN 216 194 18 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 203 202 19 18
GLIPIZIDE ER 194 194 20 65
METFORMIN HCL ER 188 179 21 48
FUROSEMIDE 179 177 22 9
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 178 153 23 26
FENOFIBRATE 177 167 24 43
SERTRALINE HCL 156 136 25 27
VENTOLIN HFA 152 137 26 30
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 147 135 27 17
NIFEDIPINE ER 134 134 28 86
RANITIDINE HCL 125 121 29 31
ALLOPURINOL 117 107 30 25
BENAZEPRIL HCL 116 110 31 49
CLOPIDOGREL 114 109 32 41
CLONIDINE HCL 113 109 33 63
CARVEDILOL 110 105 34 24
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 107 96 35 94
GEMFIBROZIL 102 97 36 62
SYMBICORT 100 85 37 93
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100 87 37 39
GLYBURIDE 94 90 R 39 51
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 93 81 40 91
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 93 93 40 20
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 90 77 42 47
FLUOXETINE HCL 85 81 43 32
FINASTERIDE 83 78 44 54
TAMSULOSIN HCL 82 74 45 29
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 81 53 R 46 57
ETODOLAC 80 73 47 137
BENICAR 80 80 47 121
EVISTA 79 75 49 132
DIGOXIN 76 75 50 69
BACLOFEN 75 68 51 77
SPIRIVA 75 64 51 36
CARISOPRODOL 75 22 R 51 44
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 73 61 54 81
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 71 69 55 19
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 71 71 55 68
PAROXETINE HCL 69 69 57 61
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 68 63 58 124
IBUPROFEN 67 57 59 56
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 60 54 60 55
AZITHROMYCIN 58 52 61 38
DONEPEZIL HCL 54 53 62 35
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 53 35 S2 63 50
OXYCODONE HCL 51 33 S2 64 34
TERAZOSIN HCL 51 51 64 40
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 51 46 64 66
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. 8, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.