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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,994Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 298

$741K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 298

496 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
45% 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 South Dakota
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 496 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 496 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 13,189 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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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 South Dakota
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,103 763 1 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 588 503 2 31
LISINOPRIL 553 456 3 4
OMEPRAZOLE 527 404 4 3
FUROSEMIDE 525 474 5 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 392 324 6 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 371 337 7 6
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 287 24 8 140
LOVASTATIN 284 250 9 64
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 274 243 10 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 255 183 11 7
GABAPENTIN 254 169 12 20
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 238 148 S3 13 8
METFORMIN HCL 238 210 13 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 233 223 15 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 230 174 16 14
SERTRALINE HCL 217 157 17 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 210 210 18 18
GLIPIZIDE 196 150 19 69
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 190 153 20 21
RANITIDINE HCL 185 96 21 59
CITALOPRAM HBR 175 133 22 17
NEXIUM 174 125 23 40
TRAMADOL HCL 173 128 24 15
SPIRONOLACTONE 171 152 25 34
BENAZEPRIL HCL 165 153 26 52
GLIPIZIDE ER 159 144 27 95
GEMFIBROZIL 158 80 28 65
IBUPROFEN 154 33 29 126
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 148 71 30 29
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 146 134 31 13
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 137 120 32 81
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 128 105 33 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 127 102 34 24
FELODIPINE ER 124 112 35 124
CRESTOR 120 81 36 26
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 118 27 37 168
PROPRANOLOL HCL 117 54 38 85
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 117 105 38 45
SIMVASTATIN 116 110 40 2
ATENOLOL 112 101 41 16
CLOZAPINE 111 16 42 113
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 109 60 R 43 51
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 109 22 R 43 195
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 109 109 43 107
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 106 106 46 75
DIOVAN 102 71 47 47
DONEPEZIL HCL 100 100 48 22
RISPERIDONE 100 88 48 54
CARBAMAZEPINE 99 40 50 105
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99 73 50 30
CARVEDILOL 99 82 50 23
INSULIN SYRINGE 94 63 53 99
CLONIDINE HCL 91 79 54 82
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 89 24 55 121
ACTOS 89 65 55 137
DILTIAZEM ER 84 73 57 116
LACTULOSE 82 11 58 120
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 82 49 58 77
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 81 64 60 56
ALLOPURINOL 79 61 61 28
ADVAIR DISKUS 77 77 62 46
VERAPAMIL ER 77 73 62 88
GLYBURIDE 75 75 R 64 76
DIGOXIN 73 69 65 27
NAMENDA 70 70 66 35
FLUOXETINE HCL 69 55 67 50
PREDNISONE 69 55 67 33
BUPROPION XL 67 40 69 166
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 66 39 70 123
PAROXETINE HCL 66 55 70 48
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 65 53 72 38
TRAZODONE HCL 64 54 73 39
PREMARIN 64 47 R 73 110
GLIPIZIDE XL 63 51 75 92
METFORMIN HCL ER 62 62 76 57
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 61 60 77 43
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 61 52 77 110
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 60 60 79 98
SYNTHROID 59 48 80 42
IMIPRAMINE HCL 59 12 R 80 220
NOVOLOG 56 28 82 102
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 54 46 83 93
NITROFURANTOIN 54 50 83 229
NAPROXEN 53 22 85 148
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 52 22 86 236
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 52 27 86 91
BUSPIRONE HCL 51 27 88 152
MIRTAZAPINE 51 35 88 37
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 50 11 90 190
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 Jan. 31, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.