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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,028Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 262

$761K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 262

640 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
38% 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 North Dakota
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 640 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 640 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 15,220 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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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 North Dakota
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 785 705 1 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 720 654 2 12
SIMVASTATIN 628 560 3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 575 530 4 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 568 515 5 6
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 514 486 6 27
SERTRALINE HCL 463 419 7 14
FUROSEMIDE 459 440 8 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 368 295 9 10
TRAMADOL HCL 365 328 10 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 337 297 11 17
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 329 320 12 32
METFORMIN HCL 316 299 13 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 315 288 14 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 306 275 15 8
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 303 299 16 33
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 281 248 17 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 267 235 18 13
DIGOXIN 234 234 19 28
LISINOPRIL 204 191 20 3
PREDNISONE 186 149 21 29
CEPHALEXIN 173 166 22 69
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 161 114 S3 23 15
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 159 157 24 137
GABAPENTIN 146 121 25 19
CITALOPRAM HBR 143 141 26 20
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 141 117 27 26
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 139 99 S2 28 88
ATENOLOL 131 126 29 16
CLOPIDOGREL 130 105 30 38
GLIPIZIDE XL 126 122 31 87
TAMSULOSIN HCL 122 122 32 25
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118 105 33 43
NEXIUM 106 60 34 57
DONEPEZIL HCL 100 100 35 23
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 100 64 35 49
ALLOPURINOL 98 84 37 22
DIOVAN HCT 97 89 38 103
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 97 86 38 175
DIOVAN 96 96 40 47
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 96 84 40 42
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 96 96 40 71
FAMOTIDINE 92 74 43 65
ROPINIROLE HCL 92 65 43 95
CARVEDILOL 89 89 45 31
LAMOTRIGINE 89 87 45 156
PLAVIX 88 82 47 64
TRAZODONE HCL 86 86 48 36
BYSTOLIC 84 84 49 123
PEN NEEDLE 84 62 49 108
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 82 70 51 81
AZITHROMYCIN 82 61 51 44
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 81 81 53 79
LEVOFLOXACIN 81 73 53 116
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 79 79 55 117
MIRTAZAPINE 79 79 55 35
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 76 69 57 55
LYRICA 74 73 58 86
LIPITOR 73 64 59 96
FLUOXETINE HCL 73 63 59 46
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 72 55 61 97
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 71 71 62 48
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 68 68 63 21
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 68 53 63 111
JANUVIA 67 63 65 104
ADVAIR DISKUS 62 57 66 34
PAROXETINE HCL 60 57 67 56
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 58 58 68 59
BENAZEPRIL HCL 58 36 68 99
CEFPROZIL 57 52 70 203
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 56 56 71 206
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56 46 71 112
FENTANYL 55 51 S2 73 40
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 55 52 73 93
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 54 53 75 52
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 52 52 76 168
PROAIR HFA 51 49 77 53
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.