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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,087Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 487

$577K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 22 out of 487

566 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72%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

13% of this provider’s 566 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 566 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 8,938 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

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 576 334 S3 1 3
OMEPRAZOLE 463 366 2 2
LISINOPRIL 402 303 3 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 398 307 4 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 370 291 5 10
FUROSEMIDE 316 273 6 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 299 259 7 11
METFORMIN HCL 240 178 8 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 234 214 9 6
SIMVASTATIN 209 173 10 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 205 187 11 16
SERTRALINE HCL 204 187 12 21
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 201 162 13 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 176 160 14 25
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 171 107 15 14
GABAPENTIN 165 99 16 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 164 129 17 12
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 136 113 18 79
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 113 67 19 62
DONEPEZIL HCL 111 110 20 38
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110 98 21 9
ROPINIROLE HCL 108 82 22 60
TRAMADOL HCL 101 57 23 19
FLUOXETINE HCL 99 41 24 28
PREDNISONE 98 94 25 37
RANITIDINE HCL 96 64 26 39
CEPHALEXIN 94 58 27 108
TRAZODONE HCL 86 46 28 22
ATENOLOL 85 76 29 23
GLIPIZIDE 83 72 30 84
ALLOPURINOL 82 81 31 29
FENTANYL 77 64 S2 32 36
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 77 59 32 18
CARVEDILOL 77 61 32 32
PREMARIN 76 60 R 35 89
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 75 73 36 56
ETODOLAC 75 60 36 107
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 72 61 38 63
ADVAIR DISKUS 71 68 39 46
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 71 66 39 66
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 70 62 41 80
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 68 68 42 15
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 68 56 42 124
METHOCARBAMOL 68 51 R 42 118
PROMETHAZINE HCL 68 37 R 42 101
DIGOXIN 66 66 46 47
AMOXICILLIN 65 51 47 173
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 64 43 48 81
MIRTAZAPINE 64 64 48 59
AZITHROMYCIN 64 53 48 50
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 61 23 51 69
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 61 44 R 51 45
CARISOPRODOL 60 0 R 53 76
OXYCODONE HCL 60 35 S2 53 57
NAMENDA 58 58 55 53
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 58 45 55 99
DRONABINOL 56 0 57 244
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 56 48 S2 57 54
PROAIR HFA 55 12 59 40
CLONIDINE HCL 54 42 60 82
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 54 41 60 156
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 52 44 62 49
PAROXETINE HCL 51 39 63 51
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 51 47 63 179
DEXAMETHASONE 51 43 63 255
CYMBALTA 50 0 66 34
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. 28, 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.