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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,076Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 18

$926K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 18

959 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90%Patients 65 Years and Older
57% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 959 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 959 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 16%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 19,540 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $44 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,062 990 1 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 831 726 S3 2 3
FUROSEMIDE 779 728 3 4
LISINOPRIL 750 699 4 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 709 613 5 9
OMEPRAZOLE 578 496 6 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 554 527 7 7
GABAPENTIN 535 447 8 10
SIMVASTATIN 534 483 9 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 477 431 10 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 458 430 11 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 456 424 12 17
METFORMIN HCL 317 271 13 11
ATENOLOL 292 268 14 21
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 291 271 15 24
FAMOTIDINE 289 241 16 40
OXYCODONE HCL 277 201 S2 17 25
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 257 256 18 59
RISPERIDONE 238 221 19 15
TRAMADOL HCL 233 210 20 28
TRAZODONE HCL 229 188 21 34
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 217 208 22 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 199 190 23 29
SPIRIVA 195 185 24 37
SERTRALINE HCL 192 182 25 32
CITALOPRAM HBR 180 170 26 16
ZOSTAVAX 175 158 27 94
LOVASTATIN 164 164 28 13
DIGOXIN 162 157 29 27
CARVEDILOL 160 149 30 26
DONEPEZIL HCL 156 156 31 14
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 152 128 S2 32 39
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 149 142 33 105
LANTUS 149 119 33 49
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 149 123 33 35
MELOXICAM 145 134 36 80
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 136 125 37 31
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 136 131 37 55
ALLOPURINOL 130 129 39 53
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 127 127 40 38
MIRTAZAPINE 126 117 41 23
ADVAIR DISKUS 125 104 42 42
CLOPIDOGREL 125 123 42 41
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 124 113 44 62
KLOR-CON M20 119 97 45 44
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 119 119 45 81
FLUOXETINE HCL 117 96 47 65
CLONIDINE HCL 114 111 48 51
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 106 103 49 20
BACLOFEN 105 42 50 71
METOLAZONE 104 100 51 117
AMIODARONE HCL 103 103 52 97
GLIPIZIDE 103 75 52 36
VENTOLIN HFA 103 86 52 84
CYMBALTA 102 73 55 50
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 102 87 55 71
GLYBURIDE 100 91 R 57 57
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 98 95 58 101
PREDNISONE 98 71 58 79
PAROXETINE HCL 90 74 60 52
NAMENDA 89 89 61 18
ROPINIROLE HCL 89 89 61 123
FENTANYL 87 56 S2 63 70
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 86 84 64 47
IBUPROFEN 85 58 65 102
RANITIDINE HCL 84 50 66 33
VENLAFAXINE HCL 82 62 67 126
SPIRONOLACTONE 82 71 67 43
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 81 70 69 99
DIOVAN 80 75 70 95
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 80 72 70 83
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 79 71 S2 72 30
PLAVIX 78 78 73 48
KLOR-CON M10 77 74 74 88
NOVOLIN R 76 59 75 127
FINASTERIDE 75 75 76 67
NYSTOP 73 63 77 129
NOVOLOG 72 64 78 130
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 70 62 79 108
CELEBREX 63 62 80 96
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 61 50 81 141
LACTULOSE 60 26 82 60
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 57 56 83 144
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 57 36 83 144
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 57 52 R 83 114
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 56 51 86 146
ESTRADIOL 54 45 R 87 148
GEMFIBROZIL 54 43 87 64
METHADONE HCL 53 24 S2 89 76
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 53 45 89 75
CARISOPRODOL 51 18 R 91 78
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 51 19 S2 91 46
CHOLESTYRAMINE 50 49 93 153
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 5, 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.