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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,084Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 15

$596K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 15

511 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73%Patients 65 Years and Older
41% 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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 511 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

29% of this provider’s 511 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 16%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 6,620 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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 567 380 S3 1 1
LISINOPRIL 543 409 2 2
SIMVASTATIN 462 361 3 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 398 309 4 5
METFORMIN HCL 334 255 5 6
OMEPRAZOLE 278 198 6 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 224 170 7 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 189 158 8 22
FUROSEMIDE 166 127 9 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 160 114 10 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 160 133 10 10
ATENOLOL 150 126 12 9
GLIPIZIDE ER 136 109 13 42
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 116 102 14 23
TRAMADOL HCL 114 93 15 28
LOVASTATIN 111 101 16 14
RANITIDINE HCL 109 82 17 27
GLIPIZIDE 107 82 18 33
GABAPENTIN 103 74 19 13
AZITHROMYCIN 102 65 20 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 100 67 21 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 97 71 22 25
CLOPIDOGREL 95 79 23 44
MELOXICAM 95 67 23 36
PLAVIX 87 82 25 47
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 81 70 26 16
CARVEDILOL 80 61 27 24
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 79 57 28 26
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 75 35 S2 29 33
SPIRIVA 74 59 30 38
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 70 47 S2 31 39
HYDRALAZINE HCL 69 43 32 73
VENTOLIN HFA 67 50 33 52
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 67 64 33 20
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 65 48 35 12
PEN NEEDLE 65 21 35 74
OXYCODONE HCL 64 28 S2 37 18
KLOR-CON 10 62 45 38 75
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62 55 38 46
CLONIDINE HCL 60 36 40 41
CARISOPRODOL 59 0 R 41 19
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 56 21 42 84
DIOVAN HCT 56 48 42 84
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 51 41 S2 44 58
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.