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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,060Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 1942

$636K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 25 out of 1942

528 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
58% 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

10% of this provider’s 528 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 528 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 12,354 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

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 791 588 1 3
SIMVASTATIN 731 590 2 1
FUROSEMIDE 658 545 3 5
LISINOPRIL 598 523 4 2
OMEPRAZOLE 496 389 5 4
CITALOPRAM HBR 371 336 6 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 358 306 7 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 335 332 8 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 301 254 S3 9 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 286 246 10 6
GEMFIBROZIL 261 203 11 60
ATENOLOL 242 221 12 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 224 219 13 8
METFORMIN HCL 199 189 14 10
RISPERIDONE 196 86 15 68
JANTOVEN 193 178 16 33
TRAMADOL HCL 191 150 17 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 189 164 18 13
TRAZODONE HCL 182 131 19 24
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 172 142 20 61
WARFARIN SODIUM 162 159 21 11
ALLOPURINOL 151 131 22 26
LEVETIRACETAM 144 72 23 112
GABAPENTIN 143 127 24 16
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 130 96 25 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 119 107 26 14
NAMENDA 116 109 27 51
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 115 97 28 25
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 114 89 29 23
RANITIDINE HCL 112 74 30 31
AZITHROMYCIN 112 89 30 43
MIRTAZAPINE 101 95 32 38
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 99 99 33 18
NYSTOP 98 87 34 128
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 96 40 35 91
DONEPEZIL HCL 86 86 36 30
TAMSULOSIN HCL 85 76 37 29
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 84 55 38 127
LANTUS 82 80 39 49
CLOPIDOGREL 82 82 39 55
LAMOTRIGINE 81 23 41 143
MORPHINE SULFATE 79 74 S2 42 163
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 79 70 42 79
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 74 52 44 70
NOVOLOG 73 57 45 103
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 72 56 46 28
SERTRALINE HCL 70 70 47 20
OLANZAPINE 69 32 48 94
CARVEDILOL 69 69 48 39
DIOVAN 67 67 50 44
PREDNISONE 64 35 51 27
KLOR-CON M10 64 57 51 148
PLAVIX 63 63 53 83
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 63 62 53 42
JANUVIA 62 58 55 85
FENTANYL 61 61 S2 56 47
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 61 47 56 138
CRESTOR 59 59 58 34
DIGOXIN 58 58 59 40
IBUPROFEN 57 39 60 78
SPIRONOLACTONE 56 54 61 59
LOVASTATIN 55 37 62 32
CYMBALTA 55 40 62 62
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 53 53 64 134
SEROQUEL 53 43 64 146
ADVAIR DISKUS 52 39 66 35
MEGESTROL ACETATE 51 39 R 67 327
CEFTRIAXONE 51 39 67 327
ZETIA 50 37 69 75
GLIPIZIDE 50 50 69 63
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.