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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,871Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 487

$595K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 487

525 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%Patients 65 Years and Older
60% 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

17% of this provider’s 525 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 525 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 9,189 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 636 514 1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 577 335 S3 2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 463 318 3 2
LISINOPRIL 385 312 4 5
SIMVASTATIN 375 290 5 4
FUROSEMIDE 284 266 6 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 262 248 7 11
METFORMIN HCL 229 160 8 8
FENTANYL 225 178 S2 9 36
CITALOPRAM HBR 218 188 10 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 214 178 11 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 203 166 12 6
ATENOLOL 185 128 13 23
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 171 128 14 17
TRAZODONE HCL 161 99 15 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 159 112 16 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 151 82 17 14
MELOXICAM 148 123 18 26
GABAPENTIN 144 91 19 13
SPIRONOLACTONE 138 114 20 43
DIGOXIN 128 107 21 47
CARVEDILOL 123 105 22 32
TAMSULOSIN HCL 122 104 23 25
LACTULOSE 120 120 24 123
OXYCODONE HCL 118 67 S2 25 57
METHADONE HCL 114 20 S2 26 65
FLUOXETINE HCL 107 58 27 28
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 105 50 S2 28 54
NEXIUM 98 38 29 41
PROAIR HFA 97 28 30 40
CYMBALTA 94 30 31 34
ADVAIR DISKUS 94 61 31 46
METHOCARBAMOL 93 39 R 33 118
GLIMEPIRIDE 91 67 34 35
SERTRALINE HCL 87 67 35 21
LYRICA 85 42 36 77
DONEPEZIL HCL 85 84 36 38
PREDNISONE 85 63 36 37
ALLOPURINOL 83 83 39 29
BUSPIRONE HCL 83 77 39 150
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 77 69 41 15
CELEBREX 76 52 42 103
KLOR-CON M10 76 75 42 187
LOVASTATIN 76 76 42 30
TRAMADOL HCL 75 60 45 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 73 60 46 18
NAMENDA 71 71 47 53
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 71 55 S2 47 150
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 67 67 49 16
BACLOFEN 67 22 49 71
METOLAZONE 64 63 51 146
NIFEDIPINE ER 63 50 52 228
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 61 25 R 53 64
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 60 60 54 56
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 60 60 54 27
GEMFIBROZIL 59 42 56 70
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 59 41 56 33
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 58 53 58 66
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 56 56 59 79
PAROXETINE HCL 56 21 59 51
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 55 0 61 55
VERAPAMIL ER 55 32 61 114
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 55 39 61 81
IBUPROFEN 54 13 64 78
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 54 47 S2 64 168
TOPIRAMATE 52 0 66 154
AZITHROMYCIN 52 29 66 50
DETROL LA 50 25 68 173
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 50 18 R 68 45
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 Sept. 26, 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.