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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,384Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 66 out of 262

$340K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 66 out of 262

359 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
52% 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
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this specialty
in North Dakota
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 359 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 359 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 5,134 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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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 North Dakota
FUROSEMIDE 275 238 1 4
LISINOPRIL 220 178 2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 206 157 3 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 177 174 4 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 175 146 5 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 151 134 6 2
SIMVASTATIN 128 103 7 1
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118 102 8 7
TRAMADOL HCL 113 87 9 18
PAROXETINE HCL 107 82 10 56
ATENOLOL 98 75 11 16
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 91 67 12 26
METFORMIN HCL 83 46 13 9
OXYCODONE HCL 82 14 S2 14 83
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 78 78 15 66
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 76 67 16 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 76 76 16 23
PREDNISONE 73 53 18 29
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 71 71 19 32
TERAZOSIN HCL 68 68 20 126
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 66 66 21 11
CARVEDILOL 66 66 21 31
RISPERIDONE 65 56 23 50
ALLOPURINOL 65 43 23 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 65 56 23 6
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 63 63 26 71
NAMENDA 60 60 27 37
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 54 33 28 55
WARFARIN SODIUM 54 48 28 12
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 54 44 28 27
TAMSULOSIN HCL 54 54 28 25
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 53 39 32 13
GABAPENTIN 53 38 32 19
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 July 9, 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.