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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,029Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 227 out of 1155

$303K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 227 out of 1155

252 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80%Patients 65 Years and Older
39% 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

9% of this provider’s 252 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 252 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 13%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 4,453 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 328 266 S3 1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 277 225 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 247 183 3 5
LISINOPRIL 245 185 4 1
LOVASTATIN 206 130 5 13
SERTRALINE HCL 159 111 6 24
SIMVASTATIN 158 132 7 3
FUROSEMIDE 149 114 8 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 117 104 9 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 102 76 10 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100 93 11 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 98 94 12 6
METFORMIN HCL 84 38 13 7
FLUOXETINE HCL 80 33 14 30
WARFARIN SODIUM 79 65 15 11
GABAPENTIN 78 68 16 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 74 69 17 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 70 69 18 27
TRAMADOL HCL 68 36 19 32
PREDNISONE 68 59 19 40
ATENOLOL 66 29 21 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 66 54 21 17
PROAIR HFA 61 54 23 31
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 59 46 24 47
ESTRADIOL 55 27 R 25 60
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 54 54 26 25
CARVEDILOL 54 50 26 28
GEMFIBROZIL 53 41 28 78
DONEPEZIL HCL 53 53 28 41
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 51 51 30 21
TRAZODONE HCL 50 40 31 22
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 Dec. 21, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.