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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,537Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 23 out of 2056

$579K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 35 out of 2056

375 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
55% 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

15% of this provider’s 375 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

31% of this provider’s 375 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 10,847 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 22%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $52 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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 781 661 1 2
LISINOPRIL 562 493 2 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 499 388 S3 3 5
OMEPRAZOLE 497 421 4 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 391 363 5 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 366 338 6 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 329 278 7 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 299 275 8 18
BUMETANIDE 256 243 9 162
ATENOLOL 248 230 10 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 233 221 11 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 217 185 12 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 187 181 13 17
OXYCODONE HCL 179 143 S2 14 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 172 162 15 15
RANITIDINE HCL 171 166 16 22
ALLOPURINOL 162 140 17 32
TAMSULOSIN HCL 157 134 18 28
METFORMIN HCL 151 120 19 8
GABAPENTIN 143 94 20 14
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 140 126 21 31
FENTANYL 138 138 S2 22 56
PREDNISONE 125 105 23 38
FUROSEMIDE 121 118 24 9
TRAMADOL HCL 120 102 25 27
CARVEDILOL 109 96 26 35
DIGOXIN 108 108 27 53
NAMENDA 105 105 28 62
MIRTAZAPINE 104 96 29 45
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 103 98 30 11
LANTUS 102 102 31 41
PROAIR HFA 100 72 32 29
TRAZODONE HCL 96 81 33 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 91 91 34 12
RISPERIDONE 91 89 34 48
METFORMIN HCL ER 86 62 36 43
ROPINIROLE HCL 85 85 37 98
ADVAIR DISKUS 85 81 37 51
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 84 69 39 87
DONEPEZIL HCL 80 80 40 37
NIASPAN 75 56 41 126
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 74 65 42 61
FLUOXETINE HCL 74 57 42 33
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 67 59 44 26
BUPROPION HCL SR 66 58 45 104
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 65 46 S2 46 36
LEVOFLOXACIN 62 56 47 141
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 60 60 48 20
CLOPIDOGREL 60 47 48 72
SPIRIVA 58 54 50 42
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 57 54 51 46
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 57 54 51 69
SERTRALINE HCL 57 46 51 25
SPIRONOLACTONE 57 50 51 63
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 55 49 55 189
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54 32 56 34
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 52 26 57 55
NIFEDIPINE ER 52 40 57 161
LOVASTATIN 51 38 59 16
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 Jan. 22, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.