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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,895Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 487

$895K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 487

792 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
65%Patients 65 Years and Older
56% 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

8% of this provider’s 792 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 792 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 10,418 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$56 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
SIMVASTATIN 943 702 1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 787 506 2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 553 340 3 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 451 265 S3 4 3
METFORMIN HCL 445 332 5 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 408 324 6 6
LISINOPRIL 347 212 7 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 322 242 8 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 297 190 9 12
FUROSEMIDE 270 212 10 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 258 167 11 11
NEXIUM 197 102 12 41
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 195 169 13 10
TRAMADOL HCL 186 122 14 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 179 104 15 14
TRAZODONE HCL 171 98 16 22
SERTRALINE HCL 164 138 17 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 164 147 17 25
DONEPEZIL HCL 160 160 19 38
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 157 96 20 75
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 152 117 21 15
CYMBALTA 151 71 22 34
GABAPENTIN 143 96 23 13
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142 121 24 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 135 107 25 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 131 95 26 92
FLUOXETINE HCL 131 55 26 28
AZITHROMYCIN 120 76 28 50
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 117 91 29 17
PREDNISONE 113 76 30 37
NAMENDA 105 105 31 53
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 103 66 32 62
ATENOLOL 96 75 33 23
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 96 76 33 99
IBUPROFEN 95 35 35 78
RANITIDINE HCL 91 47 36 39
OLANZAPINE 89 67 37 73
BENAZEPRIL HCL 86 59 38 67
PREMARIN 85 40 R 39 89
ESTRADIOL 84 47 R 40 68
LANTUS 84 60 40 44
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 82 35 42 141
ALLOPURINOL 81 74 43 29
CARVEDILOL 80 72 44 32
CARISOPRODOL 79 43 R 45 76
ADVAIR DISKUS 79 47 45 46
ACTOS 78 42 47 88
METFORMIN HCL ER 77 25 48 31
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 77 58 48 90
MELOXICAM 75 43 50 26
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 74 48 51 33
DIGOXIN 73 62 52 47
ROPINIROLE HCL 72 44 53 60
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 71 63 54 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 71 58 54 20
ETODOLAC 69 34 56 107
SINGULAIR 63 28 57 125
BUPROPION XL 62 0 58 97
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 62 28 58 111
DETROL LA 61 61 60 173
CLOPIDOGREL 61 45 60 91
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 61 48 60 101
LEVOFLOXACIN 61 39 60 144
BACLOFEN 59 17 64 71
TIZANIDINE HCL 59 11 64 129
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57 38 66 52
CRESTOR 56 28 67 42
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 55 15 68 69
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 54 0 69 135
VESICARE 53 15 70 163
BUPROPION HCL SR 53 32 70 139
GLIMEPIRIDE 52 47 72 35
VENTOLIN HFA 52 22 72 140
LOVASTATIN 51 49 74 30
RISPERIDONE 51 31 74 58
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.