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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,679Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 262

$445K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 35 out of 262

370 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
54% 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 North Dakota
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 370 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 370 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 10,913 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$35 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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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 North Dakota
FUROSEMIDE 720 663 1 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 666 633 2 10
LISINOPRIL 552 480 3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 400 309 4 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 360 324 5 2
SIMVASTATIN 354 318 6 1
SERTRALINE HCL 334 298 7 14
ATENOLOL 309 270 8 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 283 253 9 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 264 222 10 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 252 228 11 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 206 198 12 11
FENTANYL 203 190 S2 13 40
JANTOVEN 182 180 14 39
TRAZODONE HCL 180 158 15 36
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 173 173 16 17
OXYCODONE HCL 167 136 S2 17 83
MIRTAZAPINE 149 144 18 35
FINASTERIDE 148 148 19 73
METFORMIN HCL 139 125 20 9
TAMSULOSIN HCL 132 131 21 25
CEPHALEXIN 132 127 21 69
RISPERIDONE 130 111 23 50
DIGOXIN 128 102 24 28
GABAPENTIN 124 92 25 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 120 113 26 12
PREDNISONE 119 118 27 29
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 118 114 28 42
ALLOPURINOL 115 115 29 22
INSULIN SYRINGE 114 96 30 85
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 114 114 30 33
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 111 89 32 13
FAMOTIDINE 104 97 33 65
CLOPIDOGREL 99 89 34 38
TRAMADOL HCL 94 50 35 18
DONEPEZIL HCL 94 94 35 23
LANTUS 89 85 37 51
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 88 48 S3 38 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 84 79 39 20
METOLAZONE 84 74 39 141
CELEBREX 80 68 41 91
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 77 60 S2 42 88
NOVOLIN R 77 46 42 182
LABETALOL HCL 73 56 44 162
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 70 70 45 66
PAROXETINE HCL 69 57 46 56
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 64 27 47 26
KLOR-CON 10 64 62 47 72
LEVOFLOXACIN 63 57 49 116
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 62 60 50 168
CARVEDILOL 59 45 51 31
CEFTRIAXONE 59 54 51 199
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 58 36 53 148
LIPITOR 56 41 54 96
ADVAIR DISKUS 56 43 54 34
LATANOPROST 55 55 56 151
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 54 53 57 83
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 51 31 58 117
NEXIUM 51 29 58 57
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 51 51 58 124
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 March 5, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.