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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,035Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 487

$966K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 487

609 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
79% 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 Idaho
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 609 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 609 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 13,965 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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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 Idaho
FUROSEMIDE 693 620 1 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 685 599 2 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 661 500 S3 3 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 643 518 4 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 493 421 5 10
LISINOPRIL 475 388 6 5
SIMVASTATIN 464 404 7 4
OMEPRAZOLE 435 316 8 2
FENTANYL 386 346 S2 9 36
METFORMIN HCL 357 263 10 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 320 266 11 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 289 247 12 6
GABAPENTIN 285 200 13 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 283 259 14 17
BACLOFEN 246 122 15 71
LANTUS 225 173 16 44
CYMBALTA 219 168 17 34
TRAMADOL HCL 219 157 17 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 213 170 19 25
SERTRALINE HCL 190 147 20 21
OLANZAPINE 182 144 21 73
MIRTAZAPINE 173 139 22 59
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 172 101 23 14
TRAZODONE HCL 168 109 24 22
KLOR-CON M20 166 120 25 83
DONEPEZIL HCL 153 143 26 38
GENERLAC 147 121 27 183
ATENOLOL 147 112 27 23
OXYCODONE HCL 141 67 S2 29 57
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 140 129 30 75
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 139 101 31 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 137 115 32 18
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 136 120 S2 33 54
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 135 95 34 126
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 133 88 35 101
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 122 102 36 15
SPIRONOLACTONE 120 104 37 43
ROPINIROLE HCL 118 100 38 60
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 117 96 39 90
NOVOLOG 115 81 40 113
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 111 98 41 85
CARVEDILOL 106 80 42 32
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 104 80 43 16
PROMETHAZINE HCL 104 70 R 43 101
FLUOXETINE HCL 104 102 43 28
DIGOXIN 100 100 46 47
ALLOPURINOL 100 82 46 29
PREDNISONE 96 89 48 37
BUPROPION XL 90 58 49 97
ADVAIR DISKUS 89 71 50 46
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 88 71 51 86
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 87 34 R 52 64
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 87 87 52 27
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 75 55 54 99
ENULOSE 74 46 55 215
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 74 56 55 33
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 71 51 57 124
GLIPIZIDE 70 62 58 84
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 70 50 58 165
LAMOTRIGINE 69 0 60 106
LYRICA 69 33 60 77
SPIRIVA 67 45 62 48
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 66 56 63 98
MORPHINE SULFATE 65 61 S2 64 192
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 64 17 65 135
OXYCONTIN 64 32 S2 65 145
NYSTOP 63 51 67 181
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 62 43 68 111
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 60 13 69 55
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 58 47 70 66
HUMALOG 58 58 70 162
NAMENDA 57 57 72 53
NEXIUM 56 32 73 41
PAROXETINE HCL 55 36 74 51
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 54 45 75 62
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 54 25 75 196
METOLAZONE 54 46 75 146
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 54 35 75 20
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 53 48 S2 79 150
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 53 43 79 79
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 53 50 79 69
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 52 47 82 72
LEVOFLOXACIN 52 45 82 144
LIDOCAINE HCL 51 31 84 255
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 8, 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.