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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,250Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 240 out of 2056

$316K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 265 out of 2056

373 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
32% 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
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this specialty
in Washington
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 373 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 373 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 5,382 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% 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

17 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
SIMVASTATIN 329 307 1 2
LISINOPRIL 311 275 2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 182 168 3 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 181 128 S3 4 5
OMEPRAZOLE 133 116 5 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 123 116 6 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 122 118 7 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 116 109 8 15
METFORMIN HCL 107 87 9 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 103 93 10 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 94 90 11 19
MELOXICAM 94 90 11 47
TRAMADOL HCL 92 78 13 27
OXYCODONE HCL 88 63 S2 14 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 86 69 15 20
LOVASTATIN 84 80 16 16
TRAZODONE HCL 79 58 17 21
FUROSEMIDE 77 69 18 9
ATENOLOL 77 74 18 10
GABAPENTIN 70 61 20 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 67 62 21 12
TAMSULOSIN HCL 67 64 21 28
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 62 62 23 18
FLUOXETINE HCL 58 50 24 33
MUPIROCIN 57 33 25 271
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 57 50 25 31
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56 54 27 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 56 50 27 17
AZITHROMYCIN 55 46 29 54
CARVEDILOL 54 54 30 35
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 53 49 31 11
RANITIDINE HCL 53 37 31 22
FENTANYL 52 46 S2 33 56
SYNTHROID 51 51 34 112
PREDNISONE 50 45 35 38
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 13, 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.