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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,015Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 1155

$577K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 22 out of 1155

576 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73%Patients 65 Years and Older
51% 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 Oregon
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 576 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 576 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 13%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 9,466 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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 Oregon
LISINOPRIL 726 569 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 707 540 2 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 615 469 S3 3 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 574 445 4 2
METFORMIN HCL 421 298 5 7
OMEPRAZOLE 370 290 6 5
FUROSEMIDE 359 299 7 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 277 224 8 11
ATENOLOL 268 208 9 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 262 192 10 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 257 164 11 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 216 168 12 6
CARVEDILOL 209 189 13 28
GABAPENTIN 198 145 14 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 190 128 15 21
RANITIDINE HCL 188 102 16 33
ALLOPURINOL 185 157 17 29
GLIPIZIDE 160 104 18 44
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 150 91 19 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 147 122 20 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 146 124 21 16
PROAIR HFA 140 70 22 31
METHADONE HCL 138 39 S2 23 50
TAMSULOSIN HCL 128 80 24 27
LANTUS 126 69 25 39
OXYCODONE HCL 121 84 S2 26 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 117 71 27 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 108 100 28 12
FLUOXETINE HCL 106 67 29 30
TRAZODONE HCL 106 73 29 22
SPIRIVA 104 79 31 49
GLIMEPIRIDE 103 84 32 43
SERTRALINE HCL 95 62 33 24
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 93 70 S2 34 45
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 84 60 35 37
LOVASTATIN 82 82 36 13
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 80 53 R 37 38
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 76 69 38 88
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 76 53 R 38 42
PREDNISONE 75 71 40 40
GEMFIBROZIL 74 49 41 78
ADVAIR DISKUS 73 50 42 35
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 73 48 42 47
NAPROXEN 72 61 44 81
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 67 64 45 109
PAROXETINE HCL 66 28 46 48
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 65 47 47 71
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 63 42 S2 48 36
RISPERIDONE 63 38 48 73
PROPRANOLOL HCL 63 27 48 97
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 62 38 51 96
ESTRADIOL 57 39 R 52 60
COMBIVENT 56 41 53 103
ROPINIROLE HCL 55 44 54 94
MIRTAZAPINE 55 22 54 61
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55 47 54 26
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 52 50 57 87
DIGOXIN 50 38 58 54
CYMBALTA 50 26 58 46
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 March 11, 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.