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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,228Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 1155

$604K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 17 out of 1155

552 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
31% 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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 552 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 552 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 11,697 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 648 581 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 512 460 2 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 505 465 S3 3 4
LISINOPRIL 465 429 4 1
OMEPRAZOLE 460 426 5 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 339 309 6 14
LOVASTATIN 322 307 7 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 306 284 8 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 274 266 9 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 265 265 10 17
METFORMIN HCL 262 236 11 7
FUROSEMIDE 237 210 12 8
SERTRALINE HCL 218 200 13 24
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 216 214 14 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 204 182 15 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 185 185 16 11
DONEPEZIL HCL 165 155 17 41
GABAPENTIN 153 123 18 15
GLIPIZIDE 152 137 19 44
CARVEDILOL 141 122 20 28
TAMSULOSIN HCL 141 120 20 27
ATENOLOL 136 121 22 10
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 136 136 22 87
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 130 128 24 9
TRAZODONE HCL 126 112 25 22
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 120 109 26 66
OXYCODONE HCL 108 69 S2 27 23
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 105 70 28 21
CITALOPRAM HBR 103 79 29 19
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 100 98 30 51
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 96 92 31 25
TRAMADOL HCL 94 70 32 32
RANITIDINE HCL 94 75 32 33
PREDNISONE 92 82 34 40
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 90 80 35 88
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 90 48 R 35 38
ALLOPURINOL 83 74 37 29
PROAIR HFA 83 75 37 31
FLUOXETINE HCL 78 78 39 30
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 77 58 40 47
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 76 74 41 71
CYMBALTA 75 49 42 46
ESTRADIOL 72 60 R 43 60
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65 65 44 65
CLOPIDOGREL 64 47 45 70
NAPROXEN 62 44 46 81
RISPERIDONE 61 56 47 73
GLIPIZIDE ER 58 50 48 116
TORSEMIDE 58 58 48 209
AZITHROMYCIN 58 51 48 57
PROMETHAZINE HCL 57 33 R 51 105
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 57 49 51 159
RAMIPRIL 55 55 53 125
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 54 49 54 72
MIRTAZAPINE 53 53 55 61
NEXIUM 53 38 55 98
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 52 0 57 269
FAMOTIDINE 51 48 58 76
NITROSTAT 51 35 58 205
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. 26, 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.