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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,595Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 307

$983K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 307

688 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67%Patients 65 Years and Older
61% 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 Montana
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 688 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

30% of this provider’s 688 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 13,896 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

31 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 19.


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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 Montana
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,155 484 S3 1 4
OMEPRAZOLE 791 476 2 5
SIMVASTATIN 642 432 3 2
LISINOPRIL 590 425 4 3
FUROSEMIDE 568 433 5 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 512 355 6 1
METFORMIN HCL 479 251 7 8
MELOXICAM 467 328 8 29
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 467 325 8 23
CARVEDILOL 446 301 10 24
TRAMADOL HCL 444 235 11 25
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 394 327 12 7
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 367 211 13 19
CITALOPRAM HBR 354 264 14 14
GABAPENTIN 323 164 15 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 317 249 16 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 315 230 17 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 260 182 18 26
NEXIUM 236 163 19 38
WARFARIN SODIUM 221 204 20 11
RANITIDINE HCL 209 137 21 57
TAMSULOSIN HCL 179 146 22 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 178 135 23 9
CLONIDINE HCL 163 106 24 106
TIZANIDINE HCL 158 32 25 99
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 157 116 26 13
FENOFIBRATE 144 80 27 116
SERTRALINE HCL 144 118 27 22
GLIPIZIDE 139 87 29 71
PROMETHAZINE HCL 138 54 R 30 115
DONEPEZIL HCL 137 127 31 34
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 137 100 31 94
TRAZODONE HCL 134 76 33 33
PREDNISONE 131 111 34 37
ATENOLOL 129 91 35 17
MIRTAZAPINE 128 91 36 51
CRESTOR 128 102 36 39
LANTUS 127 85 38 47
CLOPIDOGREL 124 87 39 59
ALLOPURINOL 121 97 40 27
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 117 71 41 46
ADVAIR DISKUS 116 66 42 28
GEMFIBROZIL 114 60 43 69
PROAIR HFA 110 64 44 53
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 110 35 44 42
FLUOXETINE HCL 109 44 46 32
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 108 29 47 72
DIOVAN HCT 106 82 48 127
CYMBALTA 103 70 49 30
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 102 68 50 145
METHOCARBAMOL 101 65 R 51 113
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 96 86 52 49
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 95 69 53 18
NOVOLOG 95 77 53 109
ETODOLAC 93 74 55 165
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 93 71 55 16
SPIRONOLACTONE 93 75 55 40
PLAVIX 92 71 58 104
ESTRADIOL 90 31 R 59 151
TERAZOSIN HCL 88 72 60 112
PREMARIN 88 46 R 60 124
BUPROPION XL 87 33 62 190
BENAZEPRIL HCL 86 44 63 73
HYDRALAZINE HCL 85 72 64 139
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 85 66 64 50
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 83 42 R 66 65
GLYBURIDE 83 47 R 66 76
PAROXETINE HCL 82 38 68 43
KLOR-CON M20 82 43 68 64
IBUPROFEN 80 45 70 89
ACTOS 80 48 70 93
SPIRIVA 79 51 72 48
NAPROXEN 75 47 73 123
CELEBREX 72 32 74 147
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 72 32 74 87
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 71 67 76 108
SYNTHROID 69 69 77 85
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 69 42 77 44
DILTIAZEM ER 68 67 79 137
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 66 44 80 84
PEN NEEDLE 66 18 80 128
MECLIZINE HCL 65 46 82 170
ROPINIROLE HCL 64 41 83 74
AZITHROMYCIN 64 44 83 55
NAMENDA 64 64 83 41
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 61 0 R 86 75
PROPRANOLOL HCL 61 28 86 121
FAMOTIDINE 61 46 86 66
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 59 51 89 54
CARISOPRODOL 59 15 R 89 210
VENTOLIN HFA 59 24 89 98
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 59 45 89 136
GLIPIZIDE ER 58 45 93 122
HYDROXYZINE HCL 57 40 R 94 215
VERAPAMIL ER 56 50 95 172
AMIODARONE HCL 56 52 95 135
CEPHALEXIN 56 47 95 95
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 56 43 95 91
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 55 33 99 221
LYRICA 54 28 100 82
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 53 32 101 20
LIPITOR 53 37 101 227
FLUCONAZOLE 51 19 103 231
DIOVAN 50 35 104 58
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 50 50 104 78
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 Feb. 14, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.