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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,183Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 59

$184K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 23 out of 59

267 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
99% 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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 267 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 6,703 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 24%.

Prescription Price

$26 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 640 604 1 4
GLIPIZIDE 426 407 2 24
LISINOPRIL 409 405 3 1
LOVASTATIN 323 303 4 11
RANITIDINE HCL 322 270 5 12
SIMVASTATIN 278 277 6 2
METFORMIN HCL 247 238 7 5
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 206 195 8 47
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 191 188 9 17
LOPERAMIDE 191 182 10 9 67
ATENOLOL 182 170 11 14
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 174 168 12 61
AMOXICILLIN 160 152 13 84
IBUPROFEN 148 123 14 86
FENOFIBRATE 144 119 15 40
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 111 111 16 16
LIDODERM 105 104 17 88
DIOVAN 104 102 18 36
MECLIZINE HCL 103 95 19 98
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 92 87 20 19
OMEPRAZOLE 92 81 20 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 80 65 S3 22 9
PREDNISOLONE ACETATE 77 74 23 135
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 76 64 24 6
CARVEDILOL 76 76 24 35
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 71 71 26 15
CEPHALEXIN 71 61 26 69
ACTOS 71 71 26 70
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 68 57 29 10
AMANTADINE 66 63 30 142
FUROSEMIDE 64 63 31 7
NIFEDIPINE ER 57 57 32 90
PREDNISONE 57 51 32 58
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 56 55 34 45
MEGESTROL ACETATE 56 54 R 34 82
TRAMADOL HCL 51 43 36 25
AZITHROMYCIN 51 46 36 46
PROCTOZONE-HC 51 50 36 173
ETODOLAC 50 45 39 177
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. 9, 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.