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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,636Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 262

$730K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 262

912 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
50% 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

10% of this provider’s 912 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 912 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 14,624 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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
FUROSEMIDE 700 658 1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 589 492 2 2
LISINOPRIL 537 445 3 3
SIMVASTATIN 485 439 4 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 477 456 5 6
OMEPRAZOLE 470 430 6 5
SERTRALINE HCL 430 398 7 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 294 260 8 12
RISPERIDONE 284 259 9 50
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 281 242 10 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 274 265 11 10
TRAZODONE HCL 273 242 12 36
METFORMIN HCL 270 248 13 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 261 240 14 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 258 256 15 17
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 247 197 S3 16 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 246 233 17 11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 229 228 18 33
NAMENDA 225 216 19 37
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 207 187 20 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 197 180 21 23
PREDNISONE 195 184 22 29
CITALOPRAM HBR 178 154 23 20
GABAPENTIN 174 152 24 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 167 154 25 13
CLOPIDOGREL 157 154 26 38
CARVEDILOL 156 156 27 31
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 143 110 28 42
ALLOPURINOL 139 138 29 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 138 134 30 25
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 127 127 31 113
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 125 117 32 24
ZETIA 122 109 33 60
GLIMEPIRIDE 121 111 34 45
DIGOXIN 121 109 34 28
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 121 113 34 52
MIRTAZAPINE 120 98 37 35
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 112 85 R 38 68
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 110 97 39 59
TRAMADOL HCL 110 81 39 18
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 109 101 41 83
LYRICA 104 83 42 86
SPIRONOLACTONE 102 101 43 58
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 101 80 44 49
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 93 89 45 48
ATENOLOL 90 90 46 16
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89 82 47 43
FAMOTIDINE 87 73 48 65
FENTANYL 86 81 S2 49 40
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 83 80 50 41
LANTUS 82 61 51 51
CLONIDINE HCL 80 68 52 106
ADVAIR DISKUS 80 75 52 34
PLAVIX 80 80 52 64
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 80 74 52 105
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 77 77 56 66
ROPINIROLE HCL 77 68 56 95
AZITHROMYCIN 76 62 58 44
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 76 76 58 114
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 74 54 60 26
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 69 62 61 90
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 66 58 62 163
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 66 66 62 71
FLUOXETINE HCL 63 51 64 46
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 63 55 64 55
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 61 49 66 196
MUPIROCIN 59 49 67 199
CRESTOR 58 30 68 30
NEXIUM 57 27 69 57
PROAIR HFA 57 24 69 53
RANITIDINE HCL 57 57 69 62
VENLAFAXINE HCL 56 56 72 157
LATANOPROST 54 54 73 151
AGGRENOX 54 53 73 140
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 April 20, 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.