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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,980Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 1942

$753K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 1942

733 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
49% 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

10% of this provider’s 733 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 733 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 12,010 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 20%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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 680 606 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 673 574 2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 621 477 3 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 496 425 4 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 391 342 5 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 372 273 S3 6 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 355 294 7 6
METFORMIN HCL 307 259 8 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 285 258 9 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 267 243 10 11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 265 217 11 22
FUROSEMIDE 258 239 12 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 256 223 13 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 218 171 14 15
TRAMADOL HCL 212 154 15 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 211 167 16 25
OXYCODONE HCL 188 180 S2 17 52
TAMSULOSIN HCL 174 163 18 29
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 160 145 19 14
ATENOLOL 141 134 20 7
SERTRALINE HCL 140 113 21 20
PREDNISONE 137 129 22 27
GABAPENTIN 129 74 23 16
ADVAIR DISKUS 125 115 24 35
FENTANYL 125 111 S2 24 47
CYMBALTA 119 50 26 62
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 116 100 27 21
DIGOXIN 108 95 28 40
TRAZODONE HCL 104 62 29 24
TORSEMIDE 100 91 30 124
CRESTOR 100 87 30 34
DIOVAN 98 98 32 44
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 98 90 32 28
SPIRIVA 95 88 34 57
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 90 70 35 71
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 89 54 36 141
FLUOXETINE HCL 88 53 37 45
RANITIDINE HCL 87 43 38 31
DONEPEZIL HCL 84 84 39 30
IBUPROFEN 82 31 40 78
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 81 71 41 17
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 80 63 42 42
KLOR-CON 10 79 74 43 102
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 76 46 44 70
GLIMEPIRIDE 76 72 44 53
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 76 58 44 18
JANUVIA 76 66 44 85
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 75 59 48 48
ALLOPURINOL 74 74 49 26
METHADONE HCL 74 14 S2 49 113
RISPERIDONE 73 43 51 68
NEXIUM 73 41 51 58
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 72 51 53 37
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 72 47 53 23
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 68 65 55 79
PROAIR HFA 66 61 56 41
CLOPIDOGREL 65 54 57 55
DIOVAN HCT 64 53 58 114
KLOR-CON M20 63 49 59 97
LIPITOR 61 39 60 147
SINGULAIR 60 35 61 164
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 60 32 61 54
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 59 58 63 64
CARBAMAZEPINE 56 15 64 165
METHOTREXATE 53 52 65 241
MORPHINE SULFATE 53 53 S2 65 163
LYRICA 52 26 67 144
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 51 39 68 138
PEN NEEDLE 51 43 68 129
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50 39 70 67
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 24, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.