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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,612Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 12

$305K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 12

185 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74%Patients 65 Years and Older
98% 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 Alaska
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 185 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 4,736 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

35% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 30%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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 Alaska
SIMVASTATIN 429 371 1 2
METFORMIN HCL 408 331 2 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 344 317 3 1
DIOVAN HCT 246 219 4 9
LISINOPRIL 120 79 5 3
GEMFIBROZIL 110 85 6 25
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 109 98 7 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 106 98 8 12
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 104 104 9 26
DIOVAN 102 87 10 15
ADVAIR DISKUS 101 85 11 28
ATENOLOL 98 74 12 13
JANUVIA 98 95 12 29
FUROSEMIDE 92 62 14 7
GABAPENTIN 91 81 15 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 84 83 16 11
ONGLYZA 80 80 17 30
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 79 79 18 17
OMEPRAZOLE 77 73 19 4
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 75 75 20 32
GLYBURIDE MICRONIZED 75 75 R 20 32
GLIPIZIDE XL 74 74 22 35
NEXIUM 72 44 23 16
AZITHROMYCIN 71 61 24 37
PROAIR HFA 71 48 24 37
ALLOPURINOL 69 51 26 40
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69 63 26 21
EVISTA 69 61 26 40
CARVEDILOL 61 58 29 45
SPIRIVA 60 60 30 47
GLIPIZIDE 59 52 31 49
ZETIA 59 59 31 49
IBUPROFEN 58 38 33 52
VENTOLIN HFA 57 53 34 53
LOVAZA 57 46 34 24
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 53 51 36 18
TRAZODONE HCL 53 52 36 20
RANITIDINE HCL 52 31 38 18
KLOR-CON M20 50 50 39 70
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.