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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,512Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 501 out of 1942

$280K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 544 out of 1942

290 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
52% 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

8% of this provider’s 290 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 290 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 4,241 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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
LISINOPRIL 273 206 1 2
FUROSEMIDE 235 229 2 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 231 193 3 3
SIMVASTATIN 184 125 4 1
OMEPRAZOLE 180 108 5 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 165 131 6 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 160 100 S3 7 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 108 80 8 13
TRAMADOL HCL 101 44 9 19
SERTRALINE HCL 98 71 10 20
FENTANYL 95 49 S2 11 47
WARFARIN SODIUM 94 94 12 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 93 84 13 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 82 82 14 30
FAMOTIDINE 82 72 14 87
DIGOXIN 80 80 16 40
ALLOPURINOL 76 53 17 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 74 43 18 15
GABAPENTIN 70 52 19 16
CRESTOR 65 56 20 34
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 62 47 21 48
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 60 54 22 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 58 44 23 18
ATENOLOL 58 43 23 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57 57 25 8
JANTOVEN 54 50 26 33
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 53 23 S2 27 88
METFORMIN HCL 53 31 27 10
CYMBALTA 50 43 29 62
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 June 13, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.