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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,258Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 155 out of 2056

$381K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 161 out of 2056

266 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
82% 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 Washington
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 266 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

28% of this provider’s 266 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 6,096 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

31% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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 291 257 S3 1 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 280 238 2 3
CITALOPRAM HBR 196 194 3 15
FUROSEMIDE 195 174 4 9
TRAZODONE HCL 195 181 4 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 160 142 6 18
LISINOPRIL 154 131 7 1
SERTRALINE HCL 147 147 8 25
OMEPRAZOLE 142 107 9 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 127 124 10 11
DONEPEZIL HCL 118 118 11 37
JANTOVEN 113 113 12 148
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 112 112 13 6
LANTUS 109 97 14 41
RANITIDINE HCL 105 72 15 22
SIMVASTATIN 105 77 15 2
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 98 85 17 50
GABAPENTIN 90 88 18 14
NAMENDA 87 71 19 62
MIRTAZAPINE 83 75 20 45
OLANZAPINE 83 73 20 83
METFORMIN HCL 80 59 22 8
PREDNISONE 79 60 23 38
ALLOPURINOL 72 59 24 32
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 72 72 24 101
TRAMADOL HCL 71 54 26 27
RISPERIDONE 71 55 26 48
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 69 68 28 46
WARFARIN SODIUM 67 67 29 12
TAMSULOSIN HCL 67 54 29 28
FENTANYL 62 53 S2 31 56
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 60 60 32 69
COUMADIN 59 57 33 246
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 57 36 S2 34 36
BACLOFEN 56 25 35 86
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 56 53 35 137
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 55 39 37 167
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 53 46 38 61
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 53 53 38 19
SPIRIVA 53 45 38 42
CEPHALEXIN 52 47 41 125
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. 7, 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.