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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,971Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 54 out of 434

$460K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 51 out of 434

408 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
40%Patients 65 Years and Older
85% 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
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this specialty
in Nevada
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

40% of this provider’s 408 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

27% of this provider’s 408 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 3,149 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $52 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 13.


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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 Nevada
CARISOPRODOL 574 80 R 1 44
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 500 182 S3 2 4
OXYCODONE HCL 492 113 S2 3 34
LISINOPRIL 421 157 4 1
GABAPENTIN 250 53 5 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 233 105 6 6
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 199 54 7 11
SIMVASTATIN 174 81 8 2
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 172 37 S2 9 50
OMEPRAZOLE 170 51 10 5
FUROSEMIDE 162 89 11 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 153 69 12 3
METFORMIN HCL 145 57 13 7
MELOXICAM 117 21 14 46
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 107 13 S2 15 53
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106 34 16 8
ATENOLOL 101 37 17 16
CARVEDILOL 100 69 18 24
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 90 46 19 20
NEXIUM 89 31 20 95
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 89 41 20 66
AZITHROMYCIN 85 24 22 38
PROAIR HFA 82 0 23 60
CITALOPRAM HBR 78 0 24 23
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 78 31 24 12
CLOPIDOGREL 75 42 26 41
METHADONE HCL 74 32 S2 27 108
TRAZODONE HCL 71 21 28 33
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 70 20 29 100
VENTOLIN HFA 68 23 30 30
TAMSULOSIN HCL 67 34 31 29
SPIRONOLACTONE 62 31 32 70
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 62 32 32 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 58 56 34 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 58 44 34 19
FAMOTIDINE 55 14 36 76
LIDODERM 54 16 37 171
RANITIDINE HCL 53 20 38 31
HYDRALAZINE HCL 50 16 39 79
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 50 11 39 96
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 Jan. 5, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.