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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,055Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 57 out of 487

$453K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 49 out of 487

404 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
67% 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

10% of this provider’s 404 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 404 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 6,239 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 22%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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
WARFARIN SODIUM 377 318 1 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 339 263 S3 2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 285 254 3 1
FUROSEMIDE 272 219 4 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 224 201 5 12
LISINOPRIL 193 154 6 5
SIMVASTATIN 186 160 7 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 161 119 8 10
TAMSULOSIN HCL 149 142 9 25
OMEPRAZOLE 146 115 10 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 140 111 11 6
GABAPENTIN 133 111 12 13
OLANZAPINE 123 114 13 73
SERTRALINE HCL 116 101 14 21
TRAMADOL HCL 111 59 15 19
METFORMIN HCL 111 100 15 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 109 98 17 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103 101 18 9
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 91 73 19 27
CARVEDILOL 88 60 20 32
DONEPEZIL HCL 87 87 21 38
BACLOFEN 84 24 22 71
NOVOLOG 79 36 23 113
TRAZODONE HCL 76 54 24 22
ROPINIROLE HCL 76 49 24 60
PREDNISONE 70 56 26 37
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 69 57 27 18
LANTUS 66 46 28 44
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 63 61 S2 29 54
ALLOPURINOL 63 40 29 29
ATENOLOL 63 42 29 23
CYMBALTA 63 33 29 34
RISPERIDONE 59 56 33 58
ADVAIR DISKUS 59 57 33 46
GLIPIZIDE 59 57 33 84
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 57 56 36 15
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 57 30 36 112
NAMENDA 56 56 38 53
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 54 51 39 79
RANITIDINE HCL 52 38 40 39
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 52 43 40 124
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.