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ALAN DIVINE M.D.

825 S 8TH ST PARKSIDE PROFESSIONAL BLDG., STE 600

Minneapolis | Minnesota | 55404

(612) 339-7171

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,545Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 807

$1.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 807

658 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%Patients 65 Years and Older
34% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 658 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 658 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 16,157 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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
LISINOPRIL 838 770 1 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 777 746 2 5
SIMVASTATIN 624 601 3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 559 511 4 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 532 508 5 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 506 472 6 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 492 464 7 11
FUROSEMIDE 454 415 8 6
ATENOLOL 350 325 9 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 315 315 10 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 264 237 11 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 252 241 12 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 246 198 S3 13 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 244 238 14 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 229 229 15 31
GABAPENTIN 227 211 16 16
DIOVAN 226 210 17 46
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 222 184 18 23
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 198 194 19 21
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 185 173 20 70
ALLOPURINOL 184 181 21 26
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 182 179 22 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 171 161 23 27
CITALOPRAM HBR 170 134 24 17
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 165 146 25 29
TRAZODONE HCL 163 149 26 25
CRESTOR 160 154 27 32
AZITHROMYCIN 159 137 28 57
LIPITOR 154 147 29 100
METFORMIN HCL 142 123 30 12
SERTRALINE HCL 135 127 31 22
ZETIA 129 129 32 59
TRAMADOL HCL 125 106 33 19
RANITIDINE HCL 119 105 34 34
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 119 113 34 20
NAMENDA 116 116 36 54
ADVAIR DISKUS 111 99 37 33
OXYCODONE HCL 107 73 S2 38 53
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 106 102 39 36
GLIMEPIRIDE 105 101 40 51
METFORMIN HCL ER 96 96 41 61
CELEBREX 94 92 42 87
PREDNISONE 94 83 42 24
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 91 86 44 72
LIDODERM 90 78 45 96
PROPRANOLOL HCL 87 74 46 101
CYMBALTA 86 86 47 73
FLUOXETINE HCL 84 83 48 52
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 84 80 48 40
CLOPIDOGREL 83 80 50 47
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 82 24 S2 51 107
FINASTERIDE 80 80 52 89
HYDRALAZINE HCL 80 71 52 62
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 76 69 54 30
PROAIR HFA 75 61 55 43
MIRTAZAPINE 74 74 56 38
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 71 30 S2 57 56
LOVASTATIN 70 70 58 39
GLIPIZIDE ER 68 68 59 67
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 67 67 60 66
NYSTOP 66 66 61 125
PLAVIX 65 64 62 60
HYDROXYZINE HCL 65 47 R 62 199
SPIRIVA 64 64 64 50
PAROXETINE HCL 64 62 64 49
DIGOXIN 61 61 66 41
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 61 61 66 76
FENOFIBRATE 59 45 68 69
TERAZOSIN HCL 57 57 69 78
KLOR-CON M20 57 57 69 83
SINGULAIR 56 48 71 173
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 56 56 71 113
RISPERIDONE 55 47 73 85
OLANZAPINE 53 53 74 119
NASONEX 52 52 75 236
BUPROPION XL 51 32 76 147
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE 51 46 76 334
EVISTA 50 44 78 128
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 March 24, 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.