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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,936Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 1942

$1.15M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 1942

740 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
58% 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 Minnesota
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 740 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 740 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 20,857 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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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 Minnesota
FUROSEMIDE 926 863 1 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 860 713 2 3
TRAZODONE HCL 856 756 3 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 842 762 4 15
LISINOPRIL 834 767 5 2
OMEPRAZOLE 802 599 6 4
MIRTAZAPINE 722 682 7 38
DONEPEZIL HCL 592 562 8 30
SERTRALINE HCL 570 537 9 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 513 465 10 9
SIMVASTATIN 500 388 11 1
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 488 443 12 61
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 471 421 13 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 447 407 14 6
GABAPENTIN 414 367 15 16
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 395 210 16 28
NAMENDA 333 308 17 51
ATENOLOL 331 301 18 7
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 330 257 19 70
WARFARIN SODIUM 327 221 20 11
JANTOVEN 298 298 21 33
RISPERIDONE 284 245 22 68
TAMSULOSIN HCL 282 228 23 29
PAROXETINE HCL 252 203 24 50
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 220 203 25 13
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 219 204 26 64
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 213 184 27 18
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 207 188 28 91
LEVETIRACETAM 201 95 29 112
OLANZAPINE 198 159 30 94
DIGOXIN 182 180 31 40
LAMOTRIGINE 170 17 32 143
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 165 128 33 104
TRAMADOL HCL 164 163 34 19
GLIPIZIDE 162 149 35 63
NYSTATIN 156 131 36 140
CYMBALTA 156 142 36 62
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 153 112 38 48
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 148 64 39 21
HALOPERIDOL 148 145 39 180
SEROQUEL 145 130 41 146
METFORMIN HCL 138 103 42 10
NYSTOP 137 95 43 128
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 137 97 43 127
LANTUS 132 124 45 49
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 123 123 46 8
DIOVAN 117 117 47 44
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 117 117 47 42
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 117 100 S3 47 12
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 116 76 50 71
VENLAFAXINE HCL 115 115 51 182
VITAMIN D2 114 114 52 156
CARBAMAZEPINE 111 42 53 165
SPIRIVA 102 102 54 57
CLOPIDOGREL 100 81 55 55
MAPAP 99 99 56 104
ALLOPURINOL 98 98 57 26
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 89 88 58 14
ADVAIR DISKUS 88 75 59 35
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 88 70 59 118
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 87 63 61 37
CLONIDINE HCL 84 75 62 100
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 79 52 63 141
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 78 70 64 74
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 78 65 64 99
LIDODERM 78 74 64 98
NOVOLOG 77 69 67 103
ABILIFY 76 52 68 155
BACLOFEN 76 15 68 117
LACTULOSE 75 43 70 120
CARVEDILOL 74 74 71 39
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 72 59 72 138
PROPRANOLOL HCL 71 46 73 101
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 69 41 74 226
EXELON 69 69 74 219
FAMOTIDINE 68 60 76 87
PLAVIX 67 57 77 83
SPIRONOLACTONE 66 66 78 59
PREDNISONE 65 65 79 27
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 65 50 79 199
RANITIDINE HCL 64 25 81 31
VITAMIN D 64 64 81 150
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 63 31 83 23
OXYCODONE HCL 62 60 S2 84 52
DETROL LA 62 61 84 116
TRAVATAN Z 61 56 86 263
TIMOLOL MALEATE 60 60 87 304
LATANOPROST 60 60 87 178
LOPERAMIDE 59 52 89 193
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 59 30 89 167
FLUOXETINE HCL 58 51 91 45
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 58 53 91 79
LABETALOL HCL 57 38 93 191
FLUOCINONIDE 56 33 94 261
PATANOL 53 35 95 270
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 53 49 95 318
FINASTERIDE 53 41 95 86
VERAPAMIL ER 52 52 98 122
INSULIN SYRINGE 52 51 98 142
NEXIUM 51 31 100 58
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 51 51 100 36
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 April 28, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.