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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,646Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 119 out of 434

$313K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 111 out of 434

127 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96%Patients 65 Years and Older
69% 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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 127 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 5,301 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $52 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

44 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
NAMENDA 239 239 1 72
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 231 205 2 3
SIMVASTATIN 200 200 3 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 163 152 4 6
LISINOPRIL 147 144 5 1
OMEPRAZOLE 139 139 6 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 122 122 7 35
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 122 111 7 12
MIRTAZAPINE 114 114 9 97
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 102 102 10 225
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 100 89 S3 11 4
FUROSEMIDE 93 93 12 9
RISPERIDONE 91 75 13 87
TAMSULOSIN HCL 87 87 14 29
SERTRALINE HCL 79 62 15 27
LOVASTATIN 77 77 16 10
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 75 63 17 111
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 73 73 18 128
LIDODERM 72 72 19 171
LEVETIRACETAM 72 22 19 152
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 72 72 19 20
GABAPENTIN 71 71 22 14
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 69 69 23 66
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 67 67 24 15
FINASTERIDE 66 66 25 54
MELOXICAM 65 65 26 46
CLOPIDOGREL 64 58 27 41
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 64 59 27 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 62 62 29 23
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 61 61 30 164
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 61 61 30 19
CARVEDILOL 60 59 32 24
DIOVAN 57 57 33 105
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 54 54 34 81
METFORMIN HCL 52 40 35 7
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. 25, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.