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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,885Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 192 out of 1187

$295K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 252 out of 1187

273 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older
38% 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 Oregon
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 273 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

26% of this provider’s 273 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 13%.

Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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 Oregon
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 320 295 50 1 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 304 270 59 S3 2 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 260 255* 25 3 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 253 240 49 4 2
OMEPRAZOLE 241 213 45 5 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 226 215 42 6 15
LISINOPRIL 202 169 37 7 1
METFORMIN HCL 150 119 27 8 7
LORAZEPAM 145 127 27 B 9 32
FUROSEMIDE 131 126* 25 10 9
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 130 101 23 11 27
CITALOPRAM HBR 108 97 20 12 20
LOVASTATIN 105 78 20 13 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 98 98 19 14 17
SIMVASTATIN 98 80 16 14 3
OXYCODONE HCL 95 <11 <11 S2 16 22
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 94 89* 41 17 75
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92 87* 23 18 10
LANTUS 88 62 11 19 48
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 88 74 17 19 19
SERTRALINE HCL 85 80* 16 21 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 74 74 12 22 14
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 73 <11 <11 S2 23 39
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 68 56 12 24 24
IBUPROFEN 67 49 18 25 62
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 67 67 11 25 18
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 63 40 11 S2 27 90
ATENOLOL 60 <11 <11 28 11
GABAPENTIN 55 <11 <11 29 12
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 53 48* 37 30 149
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 52 <11 <11 31 28
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 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.