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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,070Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 87 out of 487

$340K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 111 out of 487

251 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
22%Patients 65 Years and Older
92% 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

19% of this provider’s 251 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

39% of this provider’s 251 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 1,150 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 667 51 S3 1 3
OMEPRAZOLE 314 64 2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 208 52 3 1
CITALOPRAM HBR 172 40 4 12
LISINOPRIL 167 44 5 5
GABAPENTIN 157 29 6 13
SIMVASTATIN 156 15 7 4
TRAMADOL HCL 146 21 8 19
FUROSEMIDE 143 36 9 7
PROAIR HFA 129 0 10 40
METHADONE HCL 120 0 S2 11 65
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 117 14 R 12 45
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 108 0 S2 13 54
VENTOLIN HFA 104 0 14 140
METFORMIN HCL 103 28 15 8
TRAZODONE HCL 97 19 16 22
METHOCARBAMOL 91 16 R 17 118
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 82 0 18 14
CARISOPRODOL 79 0 R 19 76
ESTRADIOL 76 0 R 20 68
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 70 36 21 10
AZITHROMYCIN 69 19 22 50
LAMOTRIGINE 69 0 22 106
CYMBALTA 69 0 22 34
SERTRALINE HCL 68 14 25 21
BUPROPION HCL SR 67 0 26 139
SPIRONOLACTONE 66 0 27 43
IBUPROFEN 60 0 28 78
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 59 0 R 29 64
PROMETHAZINE HCL 59 0 R 29 101
PREDNISONE 56 29 31 37
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 55 0 S2 32 150
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 53 0 S2 33 168
WARFARIN SODIUM 52 11 34 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 52 14 34 6
NAPROXEN 51 0 36 109
LANTUS 50 0 37 44
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 June 29, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.