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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,106Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 444

$925K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 444

1,340 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older
31% 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 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Nevada
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 1,340 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 1,340 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 13%.

Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$37 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $52 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Nevada
LISINOPRIL 1,487 1,300 295 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,034 933 173 2 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 959 740 228 S3 3 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 880 763 160 4 20
OMEPRAZOLE 843 719 196 5 5
SIMVASTATIN 822 738 187 6 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 703 647 151 7 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 639 519 148 8 8
GABAPENTIN 455 344 106 9 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 451 359 81 10 16
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 448 433 89 11 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 432 415 86 12 9
VENTOLIN HFA 432 347 214 12 34
SPIRIVA 423 375 116 14 41
METFORMIN HCL 418 373 86 15 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 385 333 81 16 10
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 378 190 52 S2 17 62
FUROSEMIDE 368 347 89 18 12
LOVASTATIN 336 331* 63 19 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 313 283 73 20 29
GLIPIZIDE 305 283 70 21 33
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 299 279 66 22 14
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 288 246 56 23 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 278 227 57 24 25
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 278 248 67 24 44
WARFARIN SODIUM 276 241 53 26 22
TERAZOSIN HCL 266 254 56 27 46
SERTRALINE HCL 239 206 54 28 31
METFORMIN HCL ER 236 223 44 29 52
ATENOLOL 231 197 47 30 17
CARVEDILOL 224 209 57 31 26
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 221 174 97 32 27
DONEPEZIL HCL 209 204* 45 33 38
ALLOPURINOL 202 197* 49 34 30
CLOPIDOGREL 197 174 58 35 24
ALPRAZOLAM 189 155 52 B 36 13
PREDNISONE 188 152 133 37 40
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 186 165 42 38 19
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 184 90 49 S2 39 45
CLONIDINE HCL 181 168 37 40 67
ADVAIR DISKUS 180 163 44 41 49
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 174 151 49 42 21
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 172 150 41 43 84
TRAZODONE HCL 169 139 53 44 32
TRAMADOL HCL 167 135 72 45 28
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 163 142 69 46 83
FINASTERIDE 157 140 35 47 53
ROPINIROLE HCL 154 115 32 48 104
MELOXICAM 126 121* 28 49 47
TEMAZEPAM 125 108 39 B 50 42
FENOFIBRATE* 121 104 23 51 50
CARISOPRODOL 114 52 29 R 52 58
HYDRALAZINE HCL 113 108* 31 53 78
RANITIDINE HCL 111 88 23 54 36
DIGOX 109 109 18 55 106
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 105 88 35 56 64
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 105 92 61 56 86
BENAZEPRIL HCL 104 99* 23 58 60
GEMFIBROZIL 103 98* 28 59 71
NAMENDA 102 102 21 60 66
NIFEDIPINE ER 97 92* 22 61 85
CLONAZEPAM 95 70 24 B 62 63
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93 88* 19 63 35
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 89 84* 23 64 101
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 86 81* 13 65 107
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 84 65 14 R 66 70
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 80 75* 25 67 97
IBUPROFEN 80 65 25 67 55
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 79 64 65 69 91
GLIPIZIDE ER 76 76 14 70 61
FLUOXETINE HCL 76 59 23 70 39
CELEBREX 72 72 16 72 143
LORAZEPAM 72 67* 24 B 72 48
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 67 62* 56 74 56
GLIMEPIRIDE 67 <11 <11 74 51
TIZANIDINE HCL 66 44 25 76 69
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 65 47 27 77 87
BENICAR 62 62 11 78 145
AZELASTINE HCL 62 57* 31 78 264
SYMBICORT 61 56* 17 80 98
OXYCODONE HCL 61 38 18 S2 80 37
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 61 35 11 R 80 72
XARELTO 60 55* 16 83 163
BACLOFEN 59 44 25 84 75
VERAPAMIL ER 58 47 12 85 100
DILTIAZEM ER 57 52* 12 86 118
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions 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.
  • 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 Aug. 22, 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.