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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,722Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 18 out of 434

$595K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 25 out of 434

526 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74%Patients 65 Years and Older
44% 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 Nevada
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 526 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

27% of this provider’s 526 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 10,267 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$40 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $52 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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 1,011 552 S3 1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 808 617 2 3
LISINOPRIL 573 459 3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 519 362 4 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 497 423 5 6
SIMVASTATIN 401 322 6 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 298 235 7 8
FUROSEMIDE 294 239 8 9
OXYCODONE HCL 254 87 S2 9 34
METFORMIN HCL 249 220 10 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 232 206 11 20
TRAZODONE HCL 225 129 12 33
ESTRADIOL 211 136 R 13 73
GLIPIZIDE 187 137 14 37
GABAPENTIN 180 105 15 14
ATENOLOL 176 140 16 16
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 160 121 17 11
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 160 105 S2 17 74
CITALOPRAM HBR 148 77 19 23
FLUOXETINE HCL 143 112 20 32
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 142 133 21 59
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 141 74 R 22 57
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 137 112 23 13
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 131 123 24 66
ALLOPURINOL 127 121 25 25
SYNTHROID 127 91 25 67
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 119 103 27 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 117 111 28 12
SPIRONOLACTONE 116 89 29 70
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 114 92 30 19
IBUPROFEN 111 51 31 56
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 111 20 S2 31 50
TRAMADOL HCL 111 85 31 28
HYDROXYZINE HCL 105 49 R 34 222
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 105 92 34 47
BENAZEPRIL HCL 104 83 36 49
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 104 87 36 17
CARVEDILOL 102 86 38 24
TIZANIDINE HCL 102 44 38 88
CARISOPRODOL 102 23 R 38 44
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 96 36 S2 41 53
WARFARIN SODIUM 91 87 42 18
SERTRALINE HCL 91 70 42 27
VERAPAMIL ER 84 78 44 78
LANSOPRAZOLE 83 62 45 194
PAROXETINE HCL 82 48 46 61
MELOXICAM 81 44 47 46
LYRICA 79 21 48 140
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 78 52 49 193
RANITIDINE HCL 75 50 50 31
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 74 65 51 111
ADVAIR DISKUS 74 51 51 52
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 72 39 R 53 101
AZITHROMYCIN 70 37 54 38
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 69 41 55 82
CLONIDINE HCL 69 57 55 63
TAMSULOSIN HCL 67 51 57 29
LOVASTATIN 66 62 58 10
CELEBREX 66 52 58 144
CLOPIDOGREL 65 50 60 41
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 61 57 61 154
PREDNISONE 61 50 61 42
PROMETHAZINE HCL 60 12 R 63 208
METHOCARBAMOL 59 20 R 64 264
INSULIN SYRINGE 57 29 65 120
PLAVIX 55 53 66 64
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 55 0 66 92
KETOCONAZOLE 55 48 66 182
DONEPEZIL HCL 54 54 69 35
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53 30 70 21
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 52 42 71 94
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 51 34 72 26
DIAZEPAM 51 24 72 287
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 50 50 74 103
VENTOLIN HFA 50 33 74 30
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 Nov. 18, 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.