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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,463Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 134 out of 1155

$387K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 119 out of 1155

454 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69%Patients 65 Years and Older
46% 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

12% of this provider’s 454 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 454 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 4,751 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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
LISINOPRIL 334 264 1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 324 149 S3 2 4
OMEPRAZOLE 227 80 3 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 224 155 4 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 204 159 5 12
SIMVASTATIN 188 154 6 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 184 144 7 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 184 175 7 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 179 170 9 9
FUROSEMIDE 179 139 9 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 145 131 11 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 142 99 12 21
METFORMIN HCL 132 80 13 7
TRAZODONE HCL 114 62 14 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 103 74 15 14
LOVASTATIN 101 80 16 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 99 79 17 16
ATENOLOL 92 81 18 10
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 89 43 R 19 38
PREDNISONE 82 56 20 40
ADVAIR DISKUS 80 46 21 35
FLUOXETINE HCL 78 42 22 30
LANTUS 73 53 23 39
GABAPENTIN 71 29 24 15
PROAIR HFA 69 45 25 31
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 68 23 S2 26 36
CITALOPRAM HBR 68 48 26 19
RANITIDINE HCL 63 28 28 33
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 60 39 29 25
SPIRIVA 57 43 30 49
SERTRALINE HCL 55 19 31 24
CARVEDILOL 55 33 31 28
TAMSULOSIN HCL 54 53 33 27
TRAMADOL HCL 52 52 34 32
CARBAMAZEPINE 52 12 34 193
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 50 11 36 112
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. 15, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.