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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,811Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 1942

$738K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 1942

560 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
63% 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 560 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 560 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 11,732 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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
FUROSEMIDE 634 613 1 5
LISINOPRIL 508 473 2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 465 429 3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 355 294 4 4
SIMVASTATIN 352 299 5 1
GABAPENTIN 329 217 6 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 318 282 7 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 304 264 8 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 296 296 9 15
MIRTAZAPINE 295 275 10 38
METFORMIN HCL 292 234 11 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 269 183 S3 12 12
TRAMADOL HCL 267 161 13 19
JANTOVEN 245 231 14 33
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 238 213 15 6
PREDNISONE 218 198 16 27
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 200 166 17 18
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 184 151 18 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 179 179 19 30
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 162 151 20 13
RISPERIDONE 154 130 21 68
CARVEDILOL 136 122 22 39
NAMENDA 123 123 23 51
RANITIDINE HCL 122 101 24 31
ATENOLOL 121 121 25 7
DIGOXIN 118 118 26 40
LANTUS 116 109 27 49
FLUOXETINE HCL 115 98 28 45
GLIMEPIRIDE 114 70 29 53
FAMOTIDINE 114 98 29 87
INDAPAMIDE 112 86 31 154
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 109 81 32 48
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104 102 33 8
SERTRALINE HCL 101 101 34 20
ALLOPURINOL 99 78 35 26
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 90 90 36 61
PAROXETINE HCL 89 65 37 50
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 87 87 38 64
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 85 78 39 14
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81 80 40 22
DIOVAN 79 79 41 44
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 79 56 41 25
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 77 72 43 110
FENTANYL 75 51 S2 44 47
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 75 67 44 71
CLOPIDOGREL 74 73 46 55
NEXIUM 71 57 47 58
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 69 65 48 91
LIDODERM 67 63 49 98
SUCRALFATE 67 59 49 149
SPIRONOLACTONE 65 49 51 59
TRAZODONE HCL 62 55 52 24
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 61 56 53 79
TAMSULOSIN HCL 61 49 53 29
PROAIR HFA 59 44 55 41
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 56 56 56 42
PLAVIX 51 51 57 83
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 50 49 58 127
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 50 49 58 72
JANUVIA 50 38 58 85
GLIPIZIDE 50 50 58 63
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 Jan. 4, 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.