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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,370Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 434

$546K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 29 out of 434

961 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
20% 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 Nevada
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 961 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 961 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 13,251 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

$36 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $52 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 777 614 S3 1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 771 713 2 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 748 681 3 6
OMEPRAZOLE 706 591 4 5
SIMVASTATIN 680 591 5 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 623 573 6 13
LISINOPRIL 453 392 7 1
ATENOLOL 330 324 8 16
FUROSEMIDE 317 277 9 9
GABAPENTIN 315 254 10 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 273 269 11 17
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 237 218 12 15
LOVASTATIN 228 212 13 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 222 197 14 18
METFORMIN HCL 209 198 15 7
FLUOXETINE HCL 189 165 16 32
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 188 128 17 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 187 171 18 22
VENTOLIN HFA 184 138 19 30
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 176 173 20 39
CITALOPRAM HBR 172 162 21 23
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 167 150 22 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 164 147 23 29
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 163 149 24 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 157 128 25 8
CARVEDILOL 157 127 25 24
BENAZEPRIL HCL 156 152 27 49
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 150 143 28 20
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 140 132 29 91
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 123 121 30 19
RANITIDINE HCL 118 99 31 31
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111 111 32 21
SPIRONOLACTONE 111 92 32 70
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 104 91 34 47
NAMENDA 104 95 34 72
BACLOFEN 98 58 36 77
IBUPROFEN 96 75 37 56
GLIMEPIRIDE 92 86 38 58
SERTRALINE HCL 92 60 38 27
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 87 74 40 81
FINASTERIDE 86 82 41 54
TERAZOSIN HCL 85 84 42 40
METFORMIN HCL ER 85 75 42 48
TIZANIDINE HCL 85 57 42 88
DONEPEZIL HCL 85 83 42 35
GEMFIBROZIL 82 72 46 62
ALLOPURINOL 78 67 47 25
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 78 59 S2 47 53
PAROXETINE HCL 76 62 49 61
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 74 45 S2 50 50
TRAZODONE HCL 72 47 51 33
CARISOPRODOL 70 29 R 52 44
PREDNISONE 69 51 53 42
GLIPIZIDE 67 65 54 37
QVAR 66 53 55 90
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 64 56 56 66
OXYCODONE HCL 64 42 S2 56 34
SPIRIVA 63 40 58 36
FENOFIBRATE 61 34 59 43
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 59 46 R 60 57
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 58 53 61 94
LANTUS 57 42 62 80
PROPRANOLOL HCL 56 45 63 102
PLAVIX 54 46 64 64
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 53 40 65 68
ESTRADIOL 52 42 R 66 73
MEGESTROL ACETATE 50 37 R 67 212
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 Feb. 14, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.