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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,146Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 54 out of 487

$724K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 487

212 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
65%Patients 65 Years and Older
96% 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

13% of this provider’s 212 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

24% of this provider’s 212 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 4,390 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$89 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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
WARFARIN SODIUM 376 169 1 11
NAMENDA 322 249 2 53
OMEPRAZOLE 312 161 3 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 295 180 S3 4 3
CITALOPRAM HBR 261 159 5 12
OLANZAPINE 190 89 6 73
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 188 123 7 69
LISINOPRIL 186 139 8 5
FUROSEMIDE 180 100 9 7
SIMVASTATIN 163 94 10 4
DONEPEZIL HCL 158 158 11 38
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 153 104 12 1
GABAPENTIN 148 45 13 13
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 146 31 14 86
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 139 66 R 15 117
FENTANYL 111 84 S2 16 36
TAMSULOSIN HCL 110 65 17 25
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 109 59 18 10
TRAZODONE HCL 107 58 19 22
LACTULOSE 105 46 20 123
RISPERIDONE 94 23 21 58
LANTUS 92 31 22 44
BACLOFEN 91 26 23 71
METFORMIN HCL 85 62 24 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 82 45 25 17
CYMBALTA 76 19 26 34
LAMOTRIGINE 69 30 27 106
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 67 60 28 15
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 64 18 29 90
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63 48 30 9
NOVOLOG 63 30 30 113
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 63 29 30 6
SEROQUEL 63 51 30 173
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 62 31 34 135
OLANZAPINE ODT 61 40 35 232
LITHIUM CARBONATE 58 41 36 187
LATUDA 57 25 37 241
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 54 25 38 81
KLOR-CON 10 52 34 39 137
NEXIUM 51 28 40 41
OXYCODONE HCL 51 11 S2 40 57
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 March 10, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.