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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,492Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 434

$817K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 434

1,766 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93%Patients 65 Years and Older
14% 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 Nevada
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 1,766 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 1,766 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 23,645 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$32 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $52 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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
LISINOPRIL 1,541 1,452 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 1,486 1,378 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 1,286 1,187 3 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,264 1,167 4 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,026 977 5 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 844 767 6 23
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 558 484 7 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 544 479 S3 8 4
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 520 504 9 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 503 466 10 17
ATENOLOL 459 431 11 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 444 440 12 22
METFORMIN HCL 425 402 13 7
GABAPENTIN 397 340 14 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 384 376 15 18
FUROSEMIDE 368 357 16 9
FENOFIBRATE 365 352 17 43
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 352 321 18 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 336 314 19 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 324 286 20 12
ALLOPURINOL 305 294 21 25
LOVASTATIN 304 299 22 10
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 286 255 23 26
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 283 264 24 19
VENTOLIN HFA 274 253 25 30
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 249 238 26 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 246 236 27 20
CARVEDILOL 234 211 28 24
TERAZOSIN HCL 208 208 29 40
SERTRALINE HCL 207 187 30 27
SPIRIVA 198 188 31 36
TAMSULOSIN HCL 186 176 32 29
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 178 174 33 39
GLIMEPIRIDE 177 166 34 58
GLIPIZIDE ER 161 151 35 65
FLUOXETINE HCL 158 117 36 32
GLYBURIDE 150 148 R 37 51
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 150 137 37 81
TRAMADOL HCL 135 135 39 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 133 133 40 35
METFORMIN HCL ER 133 108 40 48
FINASTERIDE 132 132 42 54
PREDNISONE 128 118 43 42
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 128 114 43 47
CLOPIDOGREL 126 123 45 41
DIGOXIN 120 117 46 69
RANITIDINE HCL 116 116 47 31
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 114 94 S2 48 53
PAROXETINE HCL 114 105 48 61
BENAZEPRIL HCL 113 110 50 49
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 107 107 51 91
PLAVIX 106 106 52 64
TIZANIDINE HCL 104 73 53 88
GEMFIBROZIL 99 97 54 62
VERAPAMIL ER 97 96 55 78
TRAZODONE HCL 93 79 56 33
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 92 92 S2 57 74
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 89 58 S2 58 50
OXYCODONE HCL 88 46 S2 59 34
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 85 81 60 59
MIRTAZAPINE 84 84 61 97
KLOR-CON 10 81 80 62 116
AZITHROMYCIN 81 77 62 38
CLONIDINE HCL 77 75 64 63
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 77 68 64 82
PEN NEEDLE 75 68 66 83
GLIPIZIDE 75 74 66 37
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 74 64 68 55
NIFEDIPINE ER 74 74 68 86
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 72 66 70 122
BENICAR 71 67 71 121
LIPITOR 71 65 71 133
DILTIAZEM ER 71 71 71 98
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 68 60 74 68
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 66 54 75 71
KETOCONAZOLE 64 63 76 182
HYDRALAZINE HCL 63 60 77 79
QVAR 62 46 78 90
SYMBICORT 61 61 79 93
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 59 58 80 103
PREMARIN 58 58 R 81 187
MELOXICAM 57 52 82 46
CEPHALEXIN 56 54 83 119
ESTRADIOL 54 48 R 84 73
NAMENDA 53 53 85 72
LANTUS 52 52 86 80
ADVAIR DISKUS 51 41 87 52
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 50 50 R 88 57
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 50 49 88 94
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 Sept. 12, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.