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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,950Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 2056

$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 2056

275 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95%Patients 65 Years and Older
99% 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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

24% of this provider’s 275 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 16,592 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

33% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $52 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

62 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
LISINOPRIL 966 947 1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 683 662 2 6
ATENOLOL 640 633 3 10
SIMVASTATIN 554 540 4 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 522 522 5 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 467 464 6 7
METFORMIN HCL 462 448 7 8
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 455 450 8 31
OMEPRAZOLE 432 431 9 4
CRESTOR 394 372 10 30
CITALOPRAM HBR 371 369 11 15
RANITIDINE HCL 288 288 12 22
DIOVAN 274 264 13 68
TAMSULOSIN HCL 272 272 14 28
LIDODERM 248 248 15 99
VESICARE 248 235 15 214
JANUVIA 233 233 17 121
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 232 232 18 3
FUROSEMIDE 210 207 19 9
LIPITOR 206 206 20 146
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 200 200 21 19
FLOVENT HFA 190 183 22 149
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 185 185 23 23
GABAPENTIN 183 170 24 14
ALLOPURINOL 180 176 25 32
FINASTERIDE 179 176 26 90
AVODART 178 178 27 195
SPIRIVA 175 175 28 42
ZETIA 173 165 29 122
LYRICA 165 165 30 124
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 160 154 31 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 151 144 32 12
TRAMADOL HCL 150 150 33 27
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 148 145 34 13
DILTIAZEM ER 142 142 35 129
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 140 140 36 18
DONEPEZIL HCL 137 137 37 37
TRICOR 129 128 38 175
LOVASTATIN 117 105 39 16
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 112 109 S3 40 5
ADVAIR DISKUS 104 102 41 51
ENABLEX 101 101 42 249
NIASPAN 101 101 42 126
CREON 99 99 44 212
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 99 99 44 46
PAROXETINE HCL 95 83 46 58
FENOFIBRATE 94 73 47 64
ACTOS 94 94 47 119
NEXIUM 93 93 49 71
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 87 87 50 26
PRAZOSIN HCL 83 71 51 197
FLUOXETINE HCL 81 81 52 33
GLYBURIDE 81 81 R 52 66
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 76 76 54 61
NAPROXEN 73 73 55 84
QVAR 70 69 56 115
PROPRANOLOL HCL 69 67 57 123
DIGOXIN 68 68 58 53
BYSTOLIC 66 59 59 181
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 64 64 60 81
SERTRALINE HCL 63 60 61 25
VYTORIN 62 62 62 221
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 61 59 S3 63 88
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 60 60 64 76
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 59 59 65 50
PRADAXA 59 57 65 245
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 58 58 67 206
NAMENDA 57 57 68 62
CARVEDILOL 55 55 69 35
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 53 53 R 70 263
NORVASC 53 53 70 346
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 51 51 72 120
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. 26, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.