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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,975Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 262

$469K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 28 out of 262

482 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
39% 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 North Dakota
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 482 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 482 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 9,670 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$39 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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
OMEPRAZOLE 532 419 1 5
FUROSEMIDE 520 481 2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 453 392 3 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 417 374 4 8
SIMVASTATIN 403 332 5 1
LISINOPRIL 371 305 6 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 293 248 7 6
GLIPIZIDE 267 228 8 70
DONEPEZIL HCL 224 224 9 23
METFORMIN HCL 224 151 9 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 214 186 11 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 212 170 12 10
TAMSULOSIN HCL 175 147 13 25
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 171 122 14 26
TRAMADOL HCL 168 129 15 18
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 166 138 16 33
GABAPENTIN 156 129 17 19
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 151 138 18 41
ALLOPURINOL 141 130 19 22
CARVEDILOL 139 117 20 31
WARFARIN SODIUM 123 123 21 12
SERTRALINE HCL 119 62 22 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 116 103 23 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 115 109 24 17
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 114 78 S3 25 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110 85 26 7
FLUOXETINE HCL 108 83 27 46
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 101 82 28 49
CITALOPRAM HBR 100 89 29 20
DIGOXIN 99 99 30 28
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 98 82 31 59
NAMENDA 92 92 32 37
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 92 89 32 27
RAMIPRIL 87 62 34 78
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84 84 35 112
ATENOLOL 80 68 36 16
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76 64 37 24
FAMOTIDINE 75 51 38 65
DILTIAZEM ER 75 75 38 75
SPIRONOLACTONE 73 50 40 58
TRICOR 73 51 40 101
RISPERIDONE 70 45 42 50
MELOXICAM 67 62 43 54
FENTANYL 66 38 S2 44 40
TRAZODONE HCL 65 22 45 36
KLOR-CON 10 63 48 46 72
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 63 63 46 81
CLONIDINE HCL 62 50 48 106
PROPRANOLOL HCL 61 49 49 82
PEN NEEDLE 61 52 49 108
PREDNISONE 59 54 51 29
TRILIPIX 59 46 51 165
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 57 23 53 79
MIRTAZAPINE 57 51 53 35
GEMFIBROZIL 57 27 53 92
CLOPIDOGREL 57 57 53 38
FINASTERIDE 55 55 57 73
BENAZEPRIL HCL 55 44 57 99
NABUMETONE 55 50 57 169
DETROL LA 54 45 60 76
AMOXICILLIN 53 40 61 146
SINGULAIR 51 39 62 128
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 Nov. 19, 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.