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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,980Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 487

$1.19M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 487

903 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
62%Patients 65 Years and Older
73% 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

8% of this provider’s 903 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 903 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 10,393 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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 802 492 S3 1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 765 413 2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 765 360 2 2
SIMVASTATIN 537 350 4 4
METFORMIN HCL 504 254 5 8
FUROSEMIDE 414 286 6 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 395 255 7 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 353 158 8 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 319 224 9 10
GABAPENTIN 278 148 10 13
LISINOPRIL 278 204 10 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 243 186 12 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 235 163 13 12
TRAMADOL HCL 230 149 14 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 195 157 15 17
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 190 104 16 75
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 183 101 17 18
RISPERIDONE 181 125 18 58
PREDNISONE 179 106 19 37
CYMBALTA 177 50 20 34
ROPINIROLE HCL 170 82 21 60
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 165 62 22 33
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 164 84 23 27
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 160 110 24 62
CARVEDILOL 156 118 25 32
NEXIUM 144 69 26 41
SERTRALINE HCL 142 80 27 21
TRAZODONE HCL 137 65 28 22
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 132 21 R 29 64
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 130 88 30 24
LANTUS 129 82 31 44
CRESTOR 129 32 31 42
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 123 34 33 69
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121 83 34 9
FLUOXETINE HCL 121 62 34 28
MELOXICAM 121 61 34 26
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 119 36 37 111
LAMOTRIGINE 117 0 38 106
ATENOLOL 116 69 39 23
MIRTAZAPINE 111 81 40 59
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 110 43 41 55
LYRICA 110 65 41 77
VESICARE 107 77 43 163
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106 41 44 52
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 106 52 44 124
FENTANYL 104 82 S2 46 36
PROAIR HFA 103 46 47 40
DIGOXIN 102 88 48 47
TAMSULOSIN HCL 100 53 49 25
IBUPROFEN 99 30 50 78
DONEPEZIL HCL 97 70 51 38
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 95 47 52 56
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 93 75 53 16
AZITHROMYCIN 92 50 54 50
NAMENDA 91 61 55 53
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 91 65 55 90
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 88 73 57 15
LEVETIRACETAM 88 27 57 130
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 87 0 59 86
BACLOFEN 85 31 60 71
FAMOTIDINE 79 24 61 94
PROMETHAZINE HCL 79 31 R 61 101
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 77 47 63 165
SPIRONOLACTONE 76 58 64 43
CARBAMAZEPINE 76 26 64 136
CLONIDINE HCL 75 44 66 82
NAPROXEN 73 62 67 109
GLIMEPIRIDE 71 45 68 35
DETROL LA 71 46 68 173
ALLOPURINOL 70 59 70 29
ACTOS 70 34 70 88
GEMFIBROZIL 62 34 72 70
NITROFURANTOIN 62 58 72 230
ADVAIR DISKUS 62 29 72 46
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 61 47 75 66
RANITIDINE HCL 61 27 75 39
LANSOPRAZOLE 60 16 77 153
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 60 15 77 234
CLARITHROMYCIN 60 34 77 234
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 60 57 77 196
SINGULAIR 59 23 81 125
CELEBREX 58 45 82 103
CLOPIDOGREL 58 45 82 91
BYSTOLIC 58 30 82 131
LACTULOSE 58 0 82 123
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 58 42 82 85
HUMALOG 58 47 82 162
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 57 53 88 63
PREMARIN 57 24 R 88 89
ABILIFY 57 11 88 128
KLOR-CON M10 56 37 91 187
LOVASTATIN 56 22 91 30
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 56 43 91 99
TIZANIDINE HCL 55 0 94 129
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 54 31 95 101
SPIRIVA 53 28 96 48
CEPHALEXIN 50 26 97 108
PAROXETINE HCL 50 37 97 51
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 April 28, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.