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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Hematology Oncology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,740Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 23

$688K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 23

355 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
37% 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 Montana
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 355 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 13%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 355 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 4,242 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$120 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $234 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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 Montana
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 368 260 S3 1 2
ANASTROZOLE 256 256 2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 243 179 3 4
OMEPRAZOLE 187 120 4 12
FUROSEMIDE 181 173 5 6
OXYCODONE HCL 179 44 S2 6 13
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 156 112 7 10
LISINOPRIL 148 117 8 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 146 135 9 25
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 119 49 S2 10 18
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE 109 96 11 16
ATENOLOL 103 77 12 20
SIMVASTATIN 99 81 13 5
ALLOPURINOL 95 95 14 17
FENTANYL 91 49 S2 15 29
PREDNISONE 87 69 16 19
GABAPENTIN 78 68 17 30
MORPHINE SULFATE 78 42 S2 17 30
TAMSULOSIN HCL 76 65 19 32
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 72 51 20 13
TRAMADOL HCL 68 42 21 27
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 66 44 22 35
ONDANSETRON HCL 61 45 23 26
CEFUROXIME 59 30 24 37
WARFARIN SODIUM 59 48 24 9
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 56 48 26 39
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55 53 27 11
LETROZOLE 53 47 28 8
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 52 22 S2 29 42
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 51 49 30 28
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 Aug. 24, 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.