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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,974Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 28 out of 487

$567K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 25 out of 487

536 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80%Patients 65 Years and Older
26% 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

4% of this provider’s 536 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 536 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 8,609 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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 542 449 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 518 473 2 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 516 503 3 16
OMEPRAZOLE 495 416 4 2
CRESTOR 363 336 5 42
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 284 271 6 6
SPIRONOLACTONE 270 253 7 43
FUROSEMIDE 241 232 8 7
LISINOPRIL 241 208 8 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 219 168 S3 10 3
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 207 180 11 96
METFORMIN HCL ER 203 187 12 31
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 176 157 13 152
CITALOPRAM HBR 175 149 14 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 162 157 15 11
CARVEDILOL 149 139 16 32
JANUVIA 143 138 17 99
TRAZODONE HCL 143 97 17 22
GABAPENTIN 127 107 19 13
PREDNISONE 125 110 20 37
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 121 114 21 14
BYSTOLIC 115 115 22 131
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 114 98 23 15
SPIRIVA 107 104 24 48
TAMSULOSIN HCL 100 94 25 25
TEKTURNA 96 84 26 205
FLUOXETINE HCL 92 59 27 28
ALLOPURINOL 87 80 28 29
ACTOS 85 85 29 88
AZITHROMYCIN 76 62 30 50
DIOVAN 75 75 31 74
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 71 53 32 141
DIGOXIN 71 71 32 47
FLUCONAZOLE 66 47 34 193
FINASTERIDE 66 66 34 105
NAMENDA 59 59 36 53
ESTRADIOL 59 43 R 36 68
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 56 45 38 75
OLANZAPINE 54 43 39 73
ETODOLAC 54 49 39 107
SERTRALINE HCL 52 38 41 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 52 52 41 38
TRAMADOL HCL 52 35 41 19
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 Oct. 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.