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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,059Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 119 out of 487

$282K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 156 out of 487

247 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%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 Idaho
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 247 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 247 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 5,275 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

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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 391 350 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 228 196 2 4
LISINOPRIL 198 182 3 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 182 169 4 6
OMEPRAZOLE 179 159 5 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 158 144 6 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 139 126 S3 7 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 127 127 8 18
ALLOPURINOL 126 116 9 29
FUROSEMIDE 117 105 10 7
RAMIPRIL 114 102 11 121
WARFARIN SODIUM 105 105 12 11
QUINAPRIL HCL 98 98 13 147
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 95 88 14 14
GABAPENTIN 95 74 14 13
SYNTHROID 91 87 16 87
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87 66 17 9
METFORMIN HCL 81 52 18 8
LOVASTATIN 73 59 19 30
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 67 64 20 27
CARVEDILOL 65 56 21 32
METFORMIN HCL ER 63 38 22 31
FLUOXETINE HCL 60 37 23 28
PREDNISONE 59 59 24 37
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 59 59 24 16
METOLAZONE 58 58 26 146
SPIRONOLACTONE 58 38 26 43
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55 55 28 52
TAMSULOSIN HCL 53 53 29 25
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53 53 29 24
ROPINIROLE HCL 53 36 29 60
TRAZODONE HCL 52 37 32 22
BENAZEPRIL HCL 51 51 33 67
CITALOPRAM HBR 50 45 34 12
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 9, 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.