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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,145Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 215 out of 1155

$248K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 332 out of 1155

284 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71%Patients 65 Years and Older
47% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 284 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 284 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 13%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 4,046 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

16% 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 $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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
SIMVASTATIN 281 221 1 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 230 171 2 9
LISINOPRIL 224 160 3 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 200 105 S3 4 4
FUROSEMIDE 158 132 5 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 144 105 6 2
METFORMIN HCL 133 93 7 7
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 132 103 8 26
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 130 110 9 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 117 91 10 11
OMEPRAZOLE 114 68 11 5
GABAPENTIN 112 72 12 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 109 63 13 6
SERTRALINE HCL 107 71 14 24
ATENOLOL 88 52 15 10
OXYCODONE HCL 82 48 S2 16 23
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 75 34 17 12
FLUOXETINE HCL 74 56 18 30
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 72 21 S2 19 45
CITALOPRAM HBR 72 18 19 19
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 70 23 R 21 38
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 69 62 22 18
LOVASTATIN 68 53 23 13
CRESTOR 63 39 24 34
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 63 55 24 21
IBUPROFEN 60 12 26 63
PROPRANOLOL HCL 60 25 26 97
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 59 40 28 37
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 57 57 29 16
GLYBURIDE 53 48 R 30 75
ESTRADIOL 50 25 R 31 60
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 50 44 31 56
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 April 20, 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.