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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,332Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 487

$750K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 487

814 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
38% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 814 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 814 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 13,804 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 22%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 798 661 1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 670 511 S3 2 3
LISINOPRIL 593 516 3 5
SIMVASTATIN 562 510 4 4
FUROSEMIDE 561 488 5 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 528 491 6 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 497 473 7 6
OMEPRAZOLE 484 435 8 2
METFORMIN HCL 400 340 9 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 294 277 10 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 263 252 11 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 254 226 12 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 252 234 13 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 250 221 14 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 246 225 15 15
ATENOLOL 232 213 16 23
SERTRALINE HCL 231 198 17 21
MELOXICAM 226 177 18 26
WARFARIN SODIUM 221 217 19 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 205 182 20 12
GABAPENTIN 183 163 21 13
NEXIUM 168 127 22 41
TRAMADOL HCL 166 163 23 19
LOVASTATIN 149 132 24 30
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 131 108 25 27
CYMBALTA 128 92 26 34
DIGOXIN 127 122 27 47
TAMSULOSIN HCL 124 120 28 25
ALLOPURINOL 116 110 29 29
FLUOXETINE HCL 113 84 30 28
TRAZODONE HCL 112 86 31 22
CLOPIDOGREL 109 109 32 91
PROAIR HFA 107 89 33 40
CLONIDINE HCL 105 101 34 82
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 103 90 35 49
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 101 99 36 98
METFORMIN HCL ER 101 76 36 31
ADVAIR DISKUS 101 93 36 46
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100 76 39 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 100 76 39 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 94 82 41 38
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 92 73 R 42 45
PREDNISONE 92 73 42 37
CARVEDILOL 89 86 44 32
AZITHROMYCIN 86 75 45 50
PLAVIX 75 75 46 143
GLIMEPIRIDE 74 29 47 35
RANITIDINE HCL 72 36 48 39
ZETIA 72 69 48 104
RISPERIDONE 72 36 48 58
OLANZAPINE 71 20 51 73
DIOVAN 70 70 52 74
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 69 32 53 111
SPIRONOLACTONE 66 53 54 43
FENTANYL 62 62 S2 55 36
DILTIAZEM ER 62 56 55 115
CRESTOR 61 58 57 42
ROPINIROLE HCL 61 47 57 60
CEPHALEXIN 60 56 59 108
LANTUS 59 49 60 44
BENICAR 58 58 61 239
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 57 57 62 72
INSULIN SYRINGE 56 43 63 199
GEMFIBROZIL 55 45 64 70
KLOR-CON M20 55 51 64 83
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 55 48 64 81
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 52 50 67 66
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 51 38 68 158
CAPTOPRIL 50 35 69 262
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, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.