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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,665Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 487

$782K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 487

476 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
77% 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
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this specialty
in Idaho
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 476 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 476 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 10,826 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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
OMEPRAZOLE 721 541 1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 655 509 2 1
FUROSEMIDE 632 514 3 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 488 400 4 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 403 338 5 10
LISINOPRIL 386 272 6 5
GABAPENTIN 329 267 7 13
SIMVASTATIN 308 279 8 4
CITALOPRAM HBR 270 223 9 12
SPIRONOLACTONE 265 207 10 43
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 260 245 11 6
MIRTAZAPINE 234 180 12 59
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 230 168 13 17
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 225 179 S3 14 3
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 217 126 15 86
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 214 166 16 18
LACTULOSE 206 94 17 123
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 197 121 18 56
TAMSULOSIN HCL 189 132 19 25
LANTUS 182 169 20 44
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 177 134 21 15
METFORMIN HCL 162 103 22 8
RISPERIDONE 157 32 23 58
ROPINIROLE HCL 126 79 24 60
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 118 87 25 33
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 111 37 R 26 117
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 111 86 26 101
NOVOLOG 109 107 28 113
CARVEDILOL 103 101 29 32
BACLOFEN 103 60 29 71
CARBAMAZEPINE 103 36 29 136
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 101 85 32 69
PREDNISONE 99 69 33 37
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 85 74 34 66
DIGOXIN 83 83 35 47
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 81 60 36 126
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 80 28 37 210
HALOPERIDOL 75 50 38 184
TRAZODONE HCL 71 33 39 22
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 71 37 39 98
PHENYTOIN 70 59 41 219
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70 59 41 9
CLOZAPINE 69 11 43 220
BUMETANIDE 68 43 44 167
OLANZAPINE 68 28 44 73
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 67 46 46 127
ATENOLOL 66 56 47 23
LEVETIRACETAM 66 31 47 130
SERTRALINE HCL 65 48 49 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 65 56 49 20
AZITHROMYCIN 64 46 51 50
CYMBALTA 63 53 52 34
SPIRIVA 63 61 52 48
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 62 54 54 79
FENTANYL 62 56 S2 54 36
NAMENDA 60 60 56 53
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 60 58 56 16
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 56 45 58 85
ONDANSETRON HCL 55 53 59 247
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 55 31 59 62
TOPIRAMATE 54 17 61 154
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 54 54 61 14
DILTIAZEM ER 54 54 61 115
FENOFIBRATE 54 16 61 61
NEXIUM 54 41 61 41
TIZANIDINE HCL 54 20 61 129
FAMOTIDINE 53 47 67 94
TRAMADOL HCL 52 40 68 19
VALPROIC ACID 51 31 69 255
GLIMEPIRIDE 50 42 70 35
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.