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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,807Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 487

$880K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 487

814 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
47% 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 814 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 814 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 11,803 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

$56 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 720 452 S3 1 3
SIMVASTATIN 654 534 2 4
OMEPRAZOLE 570 429 3 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 563 445 4 1
LISINOPRIL 560 417 5 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 460 415 6 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 397 306 7 20
METFORMIN HCL ER 365 268 8 31
FUROSEMIDE 357 296 9 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 324 259 10 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 322 271 11 9
MELOXICAM 287 236 12 26
WARFARIN SODIUM 237 192 13 11
METFORMIN HCL 212 133 14 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 208 136 15 12
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 200 174 16 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 183 115 17 14
TRAMADOL HCL 177 147 18 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 164 140 19 15
GABAPENTIN 158 127 20 13
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 157 150 21 27
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 156 129 22 16
FENOFIBRATE 151 120 23 61
GLIMEPIRIDE 145 139 24 35
SPIRIVA 143 99 25 48
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 137 123 26 49
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 131 73 27 72
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 122 82 28 33
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 121 99 29 18
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 119 107 30 63
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 119 98 30 17
ACTOS 119 98 30 88
ZETIA 117 94 33 104
PREDNISONE 112 83 34 37
METHADONE HCL 109 48 S2 35 65
PROAIR HFA 104 46 36 40
TRAZODONE HCL 99 77 37 22
ADVAIR DISKUS 97 77 38 46
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 95 77 39 112
DONEPEZIL HCL 94 94 40 38
ATENOLOL 89 84 41 23
SERTRALINE HCL 87 48 42 21
RISPERIDONE 80 49 43 58
COMBIVENT 78 61 44 116
ALLOPURINOL 78 70 44 29
TAMSULOSIN HCL 76 62 46 25
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 73 53 47 69
NABUMETONE 72 61 48 148
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 69 57 49 85
PROPRANOLOL HCL 69 64 49 92
EVISTA 67 46 51 110
ETODOLAC 66 62 52 107
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 66 59 52 81
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 66 37 R 52 45
FLUOXETINE HCL 65 36 55 28
ESTRADIOL 65 58 R 55 68
MIRTAZAPINE 64 40 57 59
PAROXETINE HCL 64 59 57 51
GEMFIBROZIL 64 34 57 70
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 63 48 60 141
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60 60 61 52
LOVASTATIN 59 53 62 30
PREMARIN 59 39 R 62 89
PEN NEEDLE 59 22 62 155
OXYCONTIN 58 11 S2 65 145
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 58 46 R 65 197
LANSOPRAZOLE 56 47 67 153
IBUPROFEN 56 20 67 78
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 56 39 67 55
CARVEDILOL 55 36 70 32
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 54 22 S3 71 177
CYMBALTA 54 32 71 34
QVAR 53 37 73 250
LYRICA 52 23 74 77
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 52 25 74 253
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51 49 76 96
BUPROPION HCL SR 51 35 76 139
DIOVAN 51 46 76 74
LANTUS 50 36 79 44
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 50 27 79 99
CARISOPRODOL 50 0 R 79 76
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. 7, 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.