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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,629Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 2056

$1.33M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 2056

640 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
95% 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 Washington
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 640 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

45% of this provider’s 640 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 20,505 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $52 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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
OMEPRAZOLE 1,014 925 1 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 990 936 2 6
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 746 721 S3 10 3 88
METFORMIN HCL 687 617 4 8
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 640 632 5 26
SIMVASTATIN 619 560 6 2
LISINOPRIL 600 529 7 1
ATENOLOL 585 562 8 10
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 577 520 9 31
GABAPENTIN 444 406 10 14
NEXIUM 444 434 10 71
RANITIDINE HCL 399 376 12 22
CRESTOR 376 352 13 30
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 369 351 14 7
MELOXICAM 365 324 15 47
LIDODERM 326 301 16 99
TRAMADOL HCL 318 298 17 27
PREDNISONE 307 281 18 38
TAMSULOSIN HCL 300 299 19 28
CELEBREX 297 281 20 130
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 286 286 21 101
LOVASTATIN 279 273 22 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 269 231 23 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 268 263 24 19
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 260 256 25 95
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 259 253 26 13
TRAZODONE HCL 240 195 27 21
AMOXICILLIN 233 221 28 150
XOPENEX HFA 227 224 10 29 232
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 198 166 30 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 194 194 31 37
IBUPROFEN 185 157 32 70
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 180 172 33 81
LOPERAMIDE 179 172 34 193
MECLIZINE HCL 179 169 34 204
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 178 117 S3 36 5
DIOVAN 174 174 37 68
ALLOPURINOL 169 157 38 32
GLIPIZIDE ER 168 163 39 145
LIPITOR 167 159 40 146
NAPROXEN 152 108 41 84
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 148 148 42 11
ACTOS 147 121 43 119
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 144 130 44 76
FUROSEMIDE 144 119 44 9
MOMETASONE FUROATE 131 125 46 266
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 129 96 47 3
PAROXETINE HCL 125 117 48 58
ADVAIR DISKUS 125 125 48 51
FINASTERIDE 121 121 50 90
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 118 84 51 23
GLIPIZIDE XL 116 115 52 159
CARVEDILOL 112 102 53 35
PROAIR HFA 109 90 54 29
PROCTOZONE-HC 106 100 55 283
SERTRALINE HCL 99 55 56 25
EVISTA 97 97 57 136
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 96 94 58 79
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 94 57 S2 59 40
CROMOLYN SODIUM 92 91 60 288
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 82 75 R 61 263
PROPRANOLOL HCL 81 78 62 123
OXYCODONE HCL 81 28 S2 62 24
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE 81 75 62 236
DICYCLOMINE HCL 80 65 65 263
NIFEDIPINE ER 78 78 66 161
WARFARIN SODIUM 76 63 67 12
SINGULAIR 75 71 68 164
KETOCONAZOLE 73 70 69 199
PROMETHAZINE HCL 73 52 R 69 127
METHADONE HCL 70 55 S2 71 49
FENOFIBRATE 69 67 72 64
LOVAZA 69 68 72 170
DOXEPIN HCL 69 68 72 200
TRICOR 67 54 75 175
MEGESTROL ACETATE 66 66 R 76 183
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 64 47 77 50
PATANOL 64 60 77 251
AZITHROMYCIN 62 57 79 54
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 61 61 80 87
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 61 57 R 80 233
SPIRIVA 61 37 80 42
COMBIVENT 60 57 83 138
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 60 52 83 114
CLOPIDOGREL 60 57 83 72
PRENATAL PLUS 59 59 86 217
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 56 52 87 216
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 56 56 87 73
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 55 39 89 229
VENTOLIN HFA 55 33 89 109
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-DEXAMETH 54 53 91 341
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 52 48 92 265
CALCITONIN-SALMON 50 50 93 361
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.