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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,743Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 22 out of 2056

$863K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 2056

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

10% of this provider’s 463 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 463 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 9,955 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $52 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 570 470 1 3
OMEPRAZOLE 433 315 2 4
LISINOPRIL 397 331 3 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 333 257 S3 4 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 319 295 5 15
FUROSEMIDE 310 263 6 9
TRAZODONE HCL 298 234 7 21
SIMVASTATIN 287 239 8 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 265 221 9 12
OLANZAPINE 263 205 10 83
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 239 172 11 69
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 224 190 12 6
GABAPENTIN 223 153 13 14
METFORMIN HCL 204 151 14 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 200 167 15 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 184 150 16 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 179 155 17 7
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 170 94 18 61
TAMSULOSIN HCL 168 125 19 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 166 154 20 37
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 120 75 21 26
RANITIDINE HCL 120 99 21 22
RISPERIDONE 117 111 23 48
NAMENDA 113 108 24 62
PREDNISONE 110 90 25 38
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 102 93 26 185
LOVASTATIN 102 86 26 16
ATENOLOL 102 82 26 10
SPIRIVA 100 74 29 42
SPIRONOLACTONE 99 91 30 63
SERTRALINE HCL 96 48 31 25
CYMBALTA 96 60 31 59
ADVAIR DISKUS 94 89 33 51
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 91 41 34 135
FLUOXETINE HCL 86 43 35 33
TRAMADOL HCL 85 68 36 27
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 82 63 37 31
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 78 65 38 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 74 73 39 13
LANTUS 73 68 40 41
CARVEDILOL 73 66 40 35
RISPERIDONE ODT 71 31 42 307
NOVOLOG 71 70 42 96
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 71 61 S2 42 36
CLOZAPINE 71 58 42 113
MELOXICAM 70 49 46 47
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 70 68 46 19
ALLOPURINOL 68 58 48 32
OLANZAPINE ODT 67 54 49 315
DIGOXIN 66 64 50 53
PROAIR HFA 63 43 51 29
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 63 55 51 101
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 62 42 53 118
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 61 50 54 105
BUPROPION HCL SR 59 49 55 104
LAMOTRIGINE 57 13 56 107
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 54 54 57 87
RISPERDAL CONSTA 51 24 58 242
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 51 17 S2 58 40
PROPRANOLOL HCL 50 37 60 123
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 50 34 60 82
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 Oct. 14, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.