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Prescriber Checkup

JAN HOUSER MD

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,035Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 37 out of 212

$319K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 45 out of 212

406 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
23% 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 Hawaii
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 406 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 406 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 4,417 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


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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 Hawaii
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 312 248 S3 1 10
SIMVASTATIN 246 226 2 1
LISINOPRIL 240 221 3 2
ATENOLOL 193 172 4 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 153 139 5 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 148 147 6 19
FUROSEMIDE 135 119 7 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 126 107 8 4
LEVOTHROID 122 116 9 63
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120 114 10 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 105 92 11 6
LOVASTATIN 102 94 12 12
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94 86 13 24
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 93 85 14 7
NOVOLIN N 92 77 15 67
METFORMIN HCL 91 79 16 5
OMEPRAZOLE 86 77 17 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 83 82 18 17
INSULIN SYRINGE 76 64 19 64
FENOFIBRATE 76 65 19 58
FAMOTIDINE 75 60 21 100
GLIPIZIDE 72 57 22 38
PROAIR HFA 68 48 23 37
GABAPENTIN 64 49 24 22
HYDRALAZINE HCL 59 55 25 93
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 57 45 26 48
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 53 47 27 15
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 Oct. 12, 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.