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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,374Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 487

$1.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 487

773 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
33% 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

5% of this provider’s 773 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 773 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 19,292 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 950 865 1 1
LISINOPRIL 936 846 2 5
SIMVASTATIN 854 770 3 4
OMEPRAZOLE 806 722 4 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 749 683 5 6
FUROSEMIDE 604 566 6 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 542 362 S3 7 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 514 463 8 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 474 428 9 16
GABAPENTIN 443 385 10 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 423 397 11 18
METFORMIN HCL ER 411 345 12 31
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 383 365 13 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 355 340 14 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 329 286 15 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 309 278 16 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 307 281 17 11
SERTRALINE HCL 305 299 18 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 301 248 19 20
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 225 184 20 14
TRAZODONE HCL 213 189 21 22
CYMBALTA 203 160 22 34
DIOVAN 202 185 23 74
ALLOPURINOL 201 198 24 29
TRAMADOL HCL 185 156 25 19
CARVEDILOL 185 163 25 32
LANTUS 177 154 27 44
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 174 161 28 27
ATENOLOL 173 167 29 23
METFORMIN HCL 170 148 30 8
TAMSULOSIN HCL 169 169 31 25
PAROXETINE HCL 165 154 32 51
DONEPEZIL HCL 164 151 33 38
BENAZEPRIL HCL 152 145 34 67
LOVASTATIN 150 139 35 30
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 147 107 R 36 45
GLIMEPIRIDE 141 137 37 35
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 139 135 38 92
OLANZAPINE 138 114 39 73
EVISTA 135 135 40 110
RANITIDINE HCL 132 112 41 39
CRESTOR 128 101 42 42
FINASTERIDE 124 120 43 105
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 112 108 44 55
NAMENDA 111 111 45 53
MIRTAZAPINE 108 94 46 59
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 107 94 47 33
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 106 99 48 81
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 105 105 49 49
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 104 98 50 56
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104 99 50 52
FENTANYL 100 67 S2 52 36
ADVAIR DISKUS 100 82 52 46
CLOPIDOGREL 97 91 54 91
PROAIR HFA 96 44 55 40
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 95 91 56 79
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 92 80 57 98
DIGOXIN 89 85 58 47
HEPARIN SODIUM 85 36 59 207
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 85 72 59 72
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 83 40 61 126
FENOFIBRATE 81 80 62 61
DIOVAN HCT 81 81 62 120
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 80 40 64 111
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 76 70 65 141
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74 69 66 24
FLUOXETINE HCL 73 62 67 28
AZITHROMYCIN 73 56 67 50
ZETIA 73 72 67 104
ESTRADIOL 73 41 R 67 68
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 72 68 71 62
BACLOFEN 68 18 72 71
MELOXICAM 68 67 72 26
NOVOLOG 67 44 74 113
PROPRANOLOL HCL 67 50 74 92
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 66 56 76 66
BUPROPION XL 65 52 77 97
ONGLYZA 63 63 78 172
NEXIUM 63 43 78 41
PREDNISONE 63 58 78 37
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 62 45 81 127
BUPROPION HCL SR 62 28 81 139
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 61 32 83 160
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 61 61 83 85
CLONIDINE HCL 59 53 85 82
ACTOS 58 52 86 88
FELODIPINE ER 58 58 86 149
PEN NEEDLE 58 52 86 155
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 57 57 89 122
BUSPIRONE HCL 57 57 89 150
PLAVIX 56 56 91 143
TOPIRAMATE 54 0 92 154
GEMFIBROZIL 53 50 93 70
ETODOLAC 53 38 93 107
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 52 50 95 194
LANSOPRAZOLE 51 42 96 153
COMBIVENT 50 50 97 116
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 Jan. 5, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.