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Prescriber Checkup

BRANDON CYCHOLL

3075 N RESERVE ST STE Q GRANT CREEK FAMILY PRACTICE

Missoula | Montana | 59808

(406) 327-1850

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,665Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 28 out of 307

$318K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 55 out of 307

303 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
51% 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

12% of this provider’s 303 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 303 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 5,813 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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
SIMVASTATIN 361 279 1 2
LISINOPRIL 350 269 2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 341 221 3 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 324 254 4 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 289 268 5 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 285 203 S3 6 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 270 223 7 10
FUROSEMIDE 256 225 8 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 180 152 9 12
METFORMIN HCL 172 140 10 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 170 146 11 7
ATENOLOL 136 129 12 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 132 113 13 9
MIRTAZAPINE 118 89 14 51
PAROXETINE HCL 112 51 15 43
CITALOPRAM HBR 107 40 16 14
GABAPENTIN 104 61 17 15
ALLOPURINOL 94 83 18 27
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 90 90 19 20
TRAMADOL HCL 86 50 20 25
FLUOXETINE HCL 78 73 21 32
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 76 38 22 68
FENTANYL 75 71 S2 23 35
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 66 66 24 18
CARVEDILOL 66 55 24 24
LOVASTATIN 64 53 26 45
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 61 52 27 72
GEMFIBROZIL 59 59 28 69
TRAZODONE HCL 55 38 29 33
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 53 42 30 13
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 52 28 31 42
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 52 31 31 87
GLYBURIDE 51 50 R 33 76
RISPERIDONE 51 23 33 62
SERTRALINE HCL 51 47 33 22
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 9, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.