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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,725Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 43 out of 487

$433K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 61 out of 487

495 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77%Patients 65 Years and Older
45% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 495 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 6,752 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

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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 452 392 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 309 264 2 7
GABAPENTIN 274 184 3 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 252 175 4 12
OMEPRAZOLE 248 215 5 2
SIMVASTATIN 230 196 6 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 209 180 7 6
LISINOPRIL 145 117 8 5
METFORMIN HCL 139 96 9 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 136 94 10 18
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 132 127 11 27
TRAMADOL HCL 130 113 12 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 127 120 13 14
MELOXICAM 117 97 14 26
AZITHROMYCIN 113 87 15 50
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108 75 16 24
CYMBALTA 105 33 17 34
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 98 71 S3 18 3
SERTRALINE HCL 98 78 18 21
CRESTOR 96 64 20 42
TRAZODONE HCL 96 60 20 22
ROPINIROLE HCL 94 93 22 60
WARFARIN SODIUM 92 88 23 11
ATENOLOL 90 69 24 23
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 86 80 25 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 79 53 26 15
LOVASTATIN 73 72 27 30
BUPROPION XL 70 52 28 97
DIOVAN HCT 69 56 29 120
NEXIUM 69 37 29 41
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68 65 31 52
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 68 63 31 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66 57 33 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 65 52 34 17
FLUOXETINE HCL 59 34 35 28
TAMSULOSIN HCL 59 54 35 25
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 58 26 37 86
DONEPEZIL HCL 58 58 37 38
CEFUROXIME 58 54 37 187
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 57 57 40 98
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 54 54 41 75
RANITIDINE HCL 54 47 41 39
CARVEDILOL 54 53 41 32
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 52 34 44 56
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 50 40 45 157
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.