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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,200Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 487

$677K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 487

579 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
51% 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

9% of this provider’s 579 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 579 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 11,275 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 22%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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 950 797 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 482 434 2 7
OMEPRAZOLE 422 373 3 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 419 293 S3 4 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 383 370 5 10
SIMVASTATIN 334 282 6 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 324 320 7 11
LISINOPRIL 288 226 8 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 215 206 9 6
SPIRONOLACTONE 192 187 10 43
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 186 179 11 17
LANTUS 170 150 12 44
TAMSULOSIN HCL 165 154 13 25
TRAZODONE HCL 164 123 14 22
GABAPENTIN 161 125 15 13
SERTRALINE HCL 147 123 16 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 143 139 17 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 138 109 18 12
DIGOXIN 132 131 19 47
ATENOLOL 130 108 20 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 129 104 21 16
METFORMIN HCL ER 122 97 22 31
FENTANYL 119 105 S2 23 36
ALLOPURINOL 119 95 23 29
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113 95 25 52
VERAPAMIL ER 112 79 26 114
TRAMADOL HCL 108 97 27 19
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 106 97 28 79
NOVOLOG 103 92 29 113
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 98 94 30 62
CARVEDILOL 97 97 31 32
DONEPEZIL HCL 94 94 32 38
BUSPIRONE HCL 93 86 33 150
METFORMIN HCL 93 72 33 8
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 91 81 35 127
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90 84 36 9
FLUOXETINE HCL 88 70 37 28
SPIRIVA 88 74 37 48
GLIMEPIRIDE 88 63 37 35
SINGULAIR 87 74 40 125
MELOXICAM 86 69 41 26
PREDNISONE 82 74 42 37
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 82 73 42 18
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 82 80 42 56
RANITIDINE HCL 80 68 45 39
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 78 44 46 72
MIRTAZAPINE 78 60 46 59
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 73 55 48 86
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 67 51 49 20
ROPINIROLE HCL 67 55 49 60
CLOPIDOGREL 66 62 51 91
AZITHROMYCIN 66 55 51 50
METOLAZONE 64 50 53 146
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 62 61 54 90
NAMENDA 61 61 55 53
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 61 55 55 66
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 58 18 R 57 64
KLOR-CON 10 58 50 57 137
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 57 46 59 241
PEN NEEDLE 57 33 59 155
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 56 44 61 14
CYMBALTA 55 39 62 34
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 55 54 62 158
PROAIR HFA 54 28 64 40
OLANZAPINE 51 45 65 73
DIOVAN 51 32 65 74
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 50 36 67 160
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.