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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,433Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 1155

$1.26M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 1155

679 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
76% 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

21% of this provider’s 679 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 679 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 15,866 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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
FUROSEMIDE 797 635 1 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 711 553 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 692 496 3 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 659 482 S3 4 4
SIMVASTATIN 606 452 5 3
LISINOPRIL 590 506 6 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 583 421 7 11
OXYCODONE HCL 534 305 S2 8 23
SERTRALINE HCL 423 333 9 24
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 421 327 10 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 406 361 11 41
METFORMIN HCL 403 299 12 7
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 378 256 13 106
NAMENDA 360 315 14 67
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 340 241 15 6
GABAPENTIN 332 175 16 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 329 166 17 19
TRAZODONE HCL 313 177 18 22
LANTUS 293 215 19 39
RISPERIDONE 286 213 20 73
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 278 252 21 14
OLANZAPINE 262 164 22 120
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 238 204 23 9
ATENOLOL 231 202 24 10
LOVASTATIN 226 194 25 13
BACLOFEN 213 24 26 102
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 184 165 27 12
TAMSULOSIN HCL 173 163 28 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 173 140 28 17
NOVOLOG 172 128 30 135
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 169 159 31 77
FENTANYL 165 140 S2 32 64
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 164 130 33 21
RANITIDINE HCL 149 104 34 33
MIRTAZAPINE 133 120 35 61
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 127 78 36 72
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 125 93 37 25
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 123 83 38 59
NOVOLIN R 120 101 39 165
GLIMEPIRIDE 120 79 39 43
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 119 53 R 41 38
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 116 70 S2 42 36
TRAMADOL HCL 115 96 43 32
FLUOXETINE HCL 114 30 44 30
ADVAIR DISKUS 111 95 45 35
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 109 55 46 47
PROMETHAZINE HCL 109 39 R 46 105
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 108 103 48 18
NAPROXEN 107 36 49 81
CYMBALTA 106 59 50 46
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 103 75 51 95
ABILIFY 103 38 51 166
GLIPIZIDE 101 85 53 44
ALLOPURINOL 101 83 53 29
JANTOVEN 96 48 55 136
HALOPERIDOL 95 55 56 219
CARVEDILOL 95 84 56 28
DIGOXIN 94 82 58 54
NYSTATIN 94 59 58 151
MORPHINE SULFATE 94 62 S2 58 123
CEPHALEXIN 93 67 61 111
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 91 61 62 223
LACTULOSE 90 59 63 122
METHADONE HCL 90 43 S2 63 50
NOVOLIN N 89 70 65 134
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 85 26 66 145
FINASTERIDE 85 59 66 104
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 84 40 68 87
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 82 58 69 113
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 81 77 70 124
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 78 30 S2 71 45
SEROQUEL 77 61 72 180
PREDNISONE 75 45 73 40
PAROXETINE HCL 75 37 73 48
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 73 54 75 66
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 72 49 76 237
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 69 44 77 88
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 69 36 77 71
AZITHROMYCIN 68 54 79 57
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 67 49 S2 80 117
LAMOTRIGINE 66 0 81 133
COMBIVENT 66 60 81 103
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 66 62 81 51
SPIRONOLACTONE 64 48 84 55
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64 54 84 26
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 63 36 86 56
RAMIPRIL 63 63 86 125
TIZANIDINE HCL 62 13 88 121
SPIRIVA 58 57 89 49
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 58 33 R 89 42
HUMALOG 58 38 89 147
OXYCONTIN 56 22 S2 92 80
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 54 53 93 258
GLYBURIDE 54 54 R 93 75
CLOZAPINE 54 27 93 214
BUPROPION HCL SR 54 42 93 82
LEXAPRO 53 48 97 266
CLOPIDOGREL 52 31 98 70
PRAZOSIN HCL 52 25 98 269
HYDROCORTISONE 52 34 98 269
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 51 31 101 209
METFORMIN HCL ER 51 38 101 53
LEVOFLOXACIN 51 43 101 159
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 51 45 101 20
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 50 44 105 37
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 Aug. 9, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.