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Prescriber Checkup

LAURA MYRE MD

4515 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR WAY SOUTH

Seattle | Washington | 98108

(206) 320-5325

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,102Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 15

$610 Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 15

205 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93%Patients 65 Years and Older
100% 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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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 205 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 205 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 10,606 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 21%.

Prescription Price

$0 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $38 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

54 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 24.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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
LISINOPRIL 325 311 1 2
VITAMIN D 297 293 2 33
FUROSEMIDE 285 277 3 4
RANITIDINE HCL 279 264 4 22
SIMVASTATIN 273 268 5 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 263 258 6 9
ASPIRIN EC 256 250 7 43
GABAPENTIN 239 227 8 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 218 210 9 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 201 198 10 11
SERTRALINE HCL 200 200 11 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 188 184 12 18
OMEPRAZOLE 188 188 12 7
MAPAP 183 183 14 53
DOK 180 173 15 48
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 179 171 S3 16 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 175 162 17 10
ATENOLOL 162 155 18 23
RISPERIDONE 159 151 19 42
SENNA 148 141 20 51
NAMENDA 136 136 21 19
METFORMIN HCL 129 118 22 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 128 128 23 25
MIRTAZAPINE 127 127 24 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 124 115 25 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 122 122 26 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 117 113 27 1
TRAZODONE HCL 112 97 28 14
ALLOPURINOL 110 98 29 36
OXYCODONE HCL 98 97 S2 30 24
DONEPEZIL HCL 94 94 31 15
THERA-TABS M 89 86 10 32 55
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 87 84 33 28
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 86 81 34 79
TAMSULOSIN HCL 81 71 35 26
LEVETIRACETAM 80 41 36 81
ASPIR-LOW 80 77 36 83
CALCIUM WITH VITAMIN D 74 74 38 110
OLANZAPINE 73 61 39 39
CALCIUM ANTACID 72 72 40 74
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 72 72 40 72
DOCUSATE SODIUM 69 64 42 116
GLIPIZIDE 68 60 43 45
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 68 68 43 29
VITAMIN B-12 66 66 45 73
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 64 42 46 66
LAMOTRIGINE 60 46 47 91
ASPIRIN 60 60 47 133
HYDRALAZINE HCL 59 59 49 134
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 58 58 50 44
FINASTERIDE 54 54 51 82
LIDODERM 54 54 51 52
ADVAIR DISKUS 54 45 51 64
ACETAMINOPHEN 54 53 51 139
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 54 52 51 32
CALCITRIOL 53 42 56 142
NON-DROWSY ALLERGY 52 52 10 57 145
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 51 51 58 46
ABILIFY 50 40 59 78
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.