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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,553Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 490 out of 1942

$329K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 393 out of 1942

334 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80%Patients 65 Years and Older
48% 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 Minnesota
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 334 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 334 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 4,093 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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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 Minnesota
SIMVASTATIN 227 206 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 204 139 2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 191 166 3 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 180 111 S3 4 12
LISINOPRIL 143 128 5 2
ATENOLOL 124 118 6 7
NAPROXEN 121 109 7 95
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 117 104 8 6
FUROSEMIDE 117 97 8 5
METFORMIN HCL 107 88 10 10
PREDNISONE 104 74 11 27
WARFARIN SODIUM 89 81 12 11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 88 60 13 37
GABAPENTIN 86 57 14 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 77 48 15 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76 76 16 8
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 75 58 17 21
MIRTAZAPINE 72 60 18 38
RANITIDINE HCL 72 54 18 31
SERTRALINE HCL 64 45 20 20
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63 57 21 22
ALLOPURINOL 62 57 22 26
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 56 48 23 9
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 56 53 23 28
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 53 33 25 141
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 50 0 S2 26 56
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 May 25, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.