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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,153Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 434

$635K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 434

839 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
33% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 839 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 839 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 13,041 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$39 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $52 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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
SIMVASTATIN 921 775 1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 872 735 2 5
LISINOPRIL 831 669 3 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 683 538 S3 4 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 553 444 5 3
METFORMIN HCL 475 393 6 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 397 308 7 6
FUROSEMIDE 396 337 8 9
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 329 299 9 15
ATENOLOL 295 222 10 16
GABAPENTIN 264 211 11 14
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 254 194 12 11
CARVEDILOL 248 203 13 24
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 215 188 14 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 209 196 15 12
LOVASTATIN 208 200 16 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 190 163 17 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 172 137 18 8
BENAZEPRIL HCL 166 126 19 49
WARFARIN SODIUM 164 112 20 18
GLIMEPIRIDE 158 146 21 58
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 155 147 22 71
VENTOLIN HFA 146 126 23 30
SERTRALINE HCL 144 111 24 27
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 140 136 25 21
CLOPIDOGREL 140 127 25 41
GLIPIZIDE 136 113 27 37
SPIRIVA 127 121 28 36
PREDNISONE 126 98 29 42
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 126 77 29 19
TRAMADOL HCL 120 99 31 28
RANITIDINE HCL 113 98 32 31
ROPINIROLE HCL 109 102 33 104
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 107 86 34 26
FENOFIBRATE 106 81 35 43
CARISOPRODOL 106 50 R 35 44
PLAVIX 106 99 35 64
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 105 96 38 13
ALLOPURINOL 105 92 38 25
NAPROXEN 105 77 38 75
QVAR 100 80 41 90
IBUPROFEN 100 66 41 56
OXYCODONE HCL 100 25 S2 41 34
PEN NEEDLE 98 90 44 83
CITALOPRAM HBR 95 72 45 23
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 90 90 46 68
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 89 83 47 47
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 89 42 S2 47 53
DIGOXIN 82 70 49 69
TERAZOSIN HCL 81 71 50 40
GLIPIZIDE ER 81 62 50 65
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 76 57 52 17
GLYBURIDE 74 72 R 53 51
CLONIDINE HCL 72 69 54 63
FINASTERIDE 72 61 54 54
VERAPAMIL ER 71 62 56 78
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 71 35 S2 56 50
SPIRONOLACTONE 71 51 56 70
TAMSULOSIN HCL 70 68 59 29
NAMENDA 70 70 59 72
BACLOFEN 69 56 61 77
DONEPEZIL HCL 68 68 62 35
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 66 53 R 63 57
CARTIA XT 66 56 63 167
METFORMIN HCL ER 62 32 65 48
FLUOXETINE HCL 59 27 66 32
ACTOS 59 59 66 85
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 58 46 68 94
PAROXETINE HCL 57 35 69 61
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 55 55 70 100
ADVAIR DISKUS 54 53 71 52
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 54 49 71 92
LANTUS 54 52 71 80
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 51 39 74 91
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 51 35 R 74 118
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 51 44 74 122
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. 5, 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.