ProPublica

Journalism in the Public Interest

Cancel

Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

See Other Prescribers With This Specialty in This State »

11,964Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 298

$690K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 298

566 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73%Patients 65 Years and Older
49% 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 South Dakota
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 566 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 566 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 8,456 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


Another View

This chart shows a different comparison of all providers in this specialty based on their mix of drugs and volume. Providers are grouped by similarity; those least like their peers are farthest to the right. Hover over the bars to see names of other prescribers.

← Prescribers more like their peers Prescribers less like their peers →
KEY: How to read this
chart

Fewer Prescribers
More Prescribers

This Prescriber
Hover to see more prescribers

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.

Click to Filter by Category

Clear Filter


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 South Dakota
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 517 312 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 371 261 2 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 352 295 3 11
FUROSEMIDE 324 263 4 5
TRAMADOL HCL 283 200 5 15
LISINOPRIL 276 209 6 4
TAMSULOSIN HCL 273 216 7 24
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 262 187 S3 8 8
SIMVASTATIN 261 194 9 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 258 234 10 6
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 209 134 11 25
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 188 147 12 21
METFORMIN HCL 187 126 13 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 183 178 14 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 171 158 15 9
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 164 146 16 30
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 160 97 17 29
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 152 129 18 31
WARFARIN SODIUM 151 126 19 7
ATENOLOL 149 119 20 16
GABAPENTIN 141 79 21 20
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 129 79 22 38
CITALOPRAM HBR 123 88 23 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120 92 24 13
CRESTOR 119 111 25 26
MIRTAZAPINE 118 79 26 37
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 114 107 27 18
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110 83 28 44
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 107 107 29 14
NEXIUM 98 42 30 40
PROPRANOLOL HCL 86 50 31 85
FENTANYL 86 40 S2 31 32
DIGOXIN 84 82 33 27
CYMBALTA 78 23 34 67
METHADONE HCL 75 18 S2 35 176
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 75 68 35 43
CEPHALEXIN 74 57 37 94
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 71 71 38 45
SERTRALINE HCL 70 46 39 19
CEFUROXIME 64 45 40 158
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 62 46 41 118
PREMARIN 62 42 R 41 110
KLOR-CON 10 60 48 43 61
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 59 49 44 90
BACLOFEN 58 20 45 97
OXYCODONE HCL 58 0 S2 45 79
EVISTA 57 44 47 134
ALLOPURINOL 56 51 48 28
LOVASTATIN 54 26 49 64
PLAVIX 54 54 49 70
SULINDAC 53 41 51 199
CELEBREX 53 18 51 86
IBUPROFEN 52 34 53 126
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 51 25 R 54 51
SPIRONOLACTONE 51 46 54 34
KLOR-CON M20 51 39 54 78
SYNTHROID 51 28 54 42
CLOPIDOGREL 50 47 58 36
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 50 41 58 68
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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to drugs@propublica.org and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to drugs@propublica.org.

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.