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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,979Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 24 out of 2056

$692K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 21 out of 2056

365 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
66% 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 Washington
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 365 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 365 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 9,078 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $52 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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 Washington
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 361 220 S3 1 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 336 250 2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 318 220 3 4
FUROSEMIDE 312 237 4 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 288 265 5 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 282 232 6 20
SPIRONOLACTONE 261 190 7 63
SIMVASTATIN 240 196 8 2
LISINOPRIL 238 194 9 1
RANITIDINE HCL 220 126 10 22
METFORMIN HCL ER 193 161 11 43
DONEPEZIL HCL 191 183 12 37
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 188 164 13 13
MIRTAZAPINE 176 150 14 45
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 174 160 15 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 172 145 16 15
BENAZEPRIL HCL 168 148 17 74
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 160 121 18 19
NAMENDA 160 160 18 62
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 154 137 20 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 154 134 20 12
METFORMIN HCL 142 101 22 8
FENTANYL 140 127 S2 23 56
LACTULOSE 140 132 23 155
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 133 96 25 17
TRAZODONE HCL 130 75 26 21
GABAPENTIN 130 46 26 14
FENOFIBRATE 127 95 28 64
CRESTOR 124 106 29 30
RISPERIDONE 116 95 30 48
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106 106 31 78
RAMIPRIL 106 94 31 93
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 103 61 33 114
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 93 80 34 18
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 93 48 34 61
SERTRALINE HCL 85 56 36 25
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84 58 37 169
ACTOS 81 68 38 119
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 80 78 39 167
MORPHINE SULFATE 78 43 S2 40 157
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 77 46 S2 41 40
ALLOPURINOL 76 54 42 32
NAPROXEN 70 50 43 84
LOVASTATIN 70 64 43 16
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 68 29 45 69
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 67 39 S2 46 36
CARVEDILOL 67 58 46 35
ATENOLOL 65 65 48 10
NOVOLOG 64 38 49 96
PEN NEEDLE 64 46 49 158
PREDNISONE 62 55 51 38
TAMSULOSIN HCL 60 55 52 28
CARBAMAZEPINE 59 0 53 174
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 57 24 54 82
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 56 28 55 26
PROAIR HFA 55 42 56 29
NYSTATIN 54 45 57 139
TRAMADOL HCL 54 53 57 27
CEPHALEXIN 53 38 59 125
LEVOFLOXACIN 53 42 59 141
JANUVIA 53 42 59 121
MELOXICAM 51 39 62 47
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 50 46 63 189
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.