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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,719Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 101 out of 487

$336K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 112 out of 487

406 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
43% 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

4% 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

13% of this provider’s 406 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 5,200 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% 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

17 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 471 359 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 340 271 2 2
LISINOPRIL 303 246 3 5
LOVASTATIN 211 182 4 30
SIMVASTATIN 207 163 5 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 184 117 S3 6 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 169 144 7 6
METFORMIN HCL 167 137 8 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 138 79 9 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115 99 10 9
GABAPENTIN 103 81 11 13
FUROSEMIDE 103 86 11 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 93 88 13 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 93 76 13 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 83 79 15 17
GEMFIBROZIL 83 80 15 70
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81 63 17 96
NEXIUM 78 50 18 41
GLYBURIDE 75 70 R 19 132
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 75 47 19 15
FLUOXETINE HCL 73 62 21 28
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 69 68 22 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 68 66 23 18
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 66 61 24 27
TRAZODONE HCL 57 28 25 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 56 49 26 12
SERTRALINE HCL 55 30 27 21
RANITIDINE HCL 53 46 28 39
PAROXETINE HCL 53 41 28 51
DIOVAN 52 52 30 74
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 Jan. 6, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.