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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,752Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 393

$625K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 38 out of 393

1,373 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
17% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 1,373 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 1,373 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 16,736 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$33 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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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 1,315 1,183 1 1
LISINOPRIL 1,200 1,055 2 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 847 728 S3 3 5
OMEPRAZOLE 789 723 4 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 775 682 5 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 757 713 6 3
FUROSEMIDE 400 350 7 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 399 374 8 10
ATENOLOL 369 343 9 13
METFORMIN HCL 351 284 10 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 350 327 11 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 334 325 12 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 320 267 13 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 274 258 14 17
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 274 270 14 16
GABAPENTIN 257 212 16 15
LOVASTATIN 254 241 17 14
TERAZOSIN HCL 247 243 18 38
TAMSULOSIN HCL 247 247 18 25
CITALOPRAM HBR 228 200 20 23
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 222 216 21 24
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 218 202 22 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 198 178 23 19
ALLOPURINOL 187 168 24 26
FINASTERIDE 180 180 25 60
SERTRALINE HCL 177 164 26 28
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 173 159 27 20
VENTOLIN HFA 163 148 28 42
CARVEDILOL 155 135 29 21
GLIPIZIDE ER 147 132 30 76
RANITIDINE HCL 137 137 31 29
METFORMIN HCL ER 136 131 32 63
CLOPIDOGREL 126 119 33 33
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 120 117 34 18
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 117 92 35 27
GLIPIZIDE 110 94 36 32
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 103 103 37 67
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102 100 38 31
DONEPEZIL HCL 102 102 38 34
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 100 73 R 40 72
GLYBURIDE 99 75 R 41 46
SPIRIVA 96 84 42 41
KLOR-CON 10 95 84 43 113
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 94 85 44 57
OXYCODONE HCL 92 54 S2 45 36
PLAVIX 91 90 46 51
FLUOXETINE HCL 91 83 46 37
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 86 58 S2 48 54
BENICAR 85 79 49 118
CLONIDINE HCL 81 69 50 50
ACTOS 80 80 51 78
BENAZEPRIL HCL 79 79 52 40
TRAMADOL HCL 76 67 53 30
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 73 48 S2 54 48
FENOFIBRATE 72 65 55 43
PAROXETINE HCL 68 68 56 61
NIFEDIPINE ER 66 66 57 91
GEMFIBROZIL 63 49 58 62
DILTIAZEM ER 62 60 59 107
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 61 37 60 77
TRAZODONE HCL 58 41 61 47
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 57 55 62 204
ROPINIROLE HCL 57 43 62 121
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 57 56 62 99
HYDRALAZINE HCL 57 53 62 64
DIGOXIN 56 54 66 66
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 53 44 67 74
IBUPROFEN 50 44 68 55
CARISOPRODOL 50 43 R 68 45
GLIMEPIRIDE 50 50 68 39
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 Feb. 14, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.