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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,555Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 98

$339K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 16 out of 98

433 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66%Patients 65 Years and Older
70% 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

21% of this provider’s 433 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 433 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 13%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 4,531 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $106 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 7.


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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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 241 159 S3 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 229 174 2 10
LISINOPRIL 184 146 3 7
OMEPRAZOLE 179 142 4 2
OXYCODONE HCL 171 59 S2 5 8
SIMVASTATIN 162 137 6 5
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 162 130 6 82
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 156 110 8 111
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 153 124 9 53
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 133 118 10 9
FUROSEMIDE 131 91 11 22
METFORMIN HCL 124 84 12 20
CARISOPRODOL 120 16 R 13 12
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 102 73 14 29
CLINISOL 96 51 15 145
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 94 72 16 25
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91 60 17 56
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 86 62 18 81
DONEPEZIL HCL 83 81 19 30
PROSOL 82 44 20 153
ALLOPURINOL 75 59 21 99
GABAPENTIN 75 52 21 6
NAMENDA 74 70 23 45
CLONIDINE HCL 71 62 24 168
PROAIR HFA 66 48 25 97
HYDRALAZINE HCL 65 43 26 86
BYSTOLIC 64 56 27 72
GLIPIZIDE 63 46 28 129
RISPERIDONE 63 53 28 137
FENOFIBRATE 63 43 28 134
WARFARIN SODIUM 62 41 31 24
AZITHROMYCIN 62 44 31 185
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 57 43 33 87
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 54 32 34 14
CARVEDILOL 53 22 35 26
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. 21, 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.