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Prescriber Checkup

RONALD ROVANG M.D.

201 S LLOYD ST INTERNAL MEDICINE ASSOCIATES SUITE E101

Aberdeen | South Dakota | 57401

(605) 225-8800

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,331Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 26 out of 103

$513K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 36 out of 103

385 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94%Patients 65 Years and Older
21% 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 South Dakota
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 385 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 385 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 11,585 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 23%.

Prescription Price

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 22.


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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 South Dakota
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 581 576 1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 519 483 2 1
FUROSEMIDE 461 438 3 4
OMEPRAZOLE 450 426 4 3
SIMVASTATIN 443 428 5 2
LISINOPRIL 397 372 6 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 372 339 7 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 285 284 8 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 277 262 9 8
ATENOLOL 276 276 10 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 231 226 11 16
CRESTOR 231 206 11 27
WARFARIN SODIUM 226 209 13 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 225 214 14 18
SERTRALINE HCL 225 219 14 21
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 216 206 16 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 201 201 17 33
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 191 189 18 38
KLOR-CON 10 167 165 19 45
METFORMIN HCL ER 157 144 20 70
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 140 128 S3 21 11
QUINAPRIL HCL 132 124 22 131
ALLOPURINOL 116 99 23 26
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 112 110 24 37
DIGOXIN 111 111 25 25
CLOPIDOGREL 108 108 26 32
DONEPEZIL HCL 107 97 27 28
CARVEDILOL 106 106 28 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 103 84 29 23
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 95 95 30 90
SPIRONOLACTONE 94 89 31 30
NAMENDA 93 93 32 41
GLIPIZIDE XL 90 90 33 120
NEXIUM 88 80 34 43
TRAZODONE HCL 88 88 34 52
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 87 87 36 29
GABAPENTIN 82 72 37 22
PREDNISONE 80 79 38 24
TRAMADOL HCL 78 75 39 17
RANITIDINE HCL 73 53 40 53
DIOVAN 70 70 41 40
PLAVIX 70 70 41 46
GLIMEPIRIDE 69 56 43 50
METFORMIN HCL 67 67 44 13
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 66 58 45 19
AZITHROMYCIN 66 60 45 44
SYNTHROID 65 54 47 51
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 63 63 48 31
LANTUS 61 61 49 39
CITALOPRAM HBR 61 54 49 15
FINASTERIDE 57 57 51 69
COUMADIN 56 53 52 173
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 54 54 53 73
LEVOFLOXACIN 54 50 53 57
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 53 53 R 55 54
LIPITOR 52 52 56 127
PAROXETINE HCL 51 51 57 81
EVISTA 50 38 58 117
MELOXICAM 50 34 58 49
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. 11, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.