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Prescriber Checkup

KIMBERLY SWAIN DE POP MD

451 NORTH DUNLAP ST-MAIL STOP 32700A HEALTH PARTNERS MIDWAY CLINIC

St paul | Minnesota | 55104

(651) 647-2200

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,602Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 114 out of 807

$536K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 93 out of 807

419 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
57%Patients 65 Years and Older
75% 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
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this specialty
in Minnesota
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 419 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 419 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 5,749 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 444 337 1 5
OMEPRAZOLE 401 230 2 4
SIMVASTATIN 367 234 3 1
LISINOPRIL 305 218 4 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 279 184 5 3
ATENOLOL 222 157 6 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 189 179 7 10
FUROSEMIDE 188 143 8 6
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 178 161 9 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 166 127 10 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 165 98 11 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 156 119 12 11
METFORMIN HCL 151 84 13 12
GABAPENTIN 133 99 14 16
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 128 35 15 66
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 116 64 S3 16 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 111 91 17 13
PROAIR HFA 105 35 18 43
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 104 77 19 18
TRAZODONE HCL 95 65 20 25
CITALOPRAM HBR 93 63 21 17
LANTUS 92 87 22 45
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 92 81 22 14
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 86 43 24 30
MIRTAZAPINE 81 51 25 38
SERTRALINE HCL 78 44 26 22
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 77 16 27 42
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76 39 28 28
GLIPIZIDE ER 72 34 29 67
PAROXETINE HCL 71 37 30 49
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 69 55 31 36
RANITIDINE HCL 69 56 31 34
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 66 39 33 40
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 65 13 34 191
RISPERIDONE 65 35 34 85
TRAMADOL HCL 64 40 36 19
CYMBALTA 60 47 37 73
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 59 49 38 114
SPIRIVA 58 34 39 50
ADVAIR DISKUS 57 33 40 33
OLANZAPINE 56 52 41 119
GLIPIZIDE XL 55 42 42 94
LEVETIRACETAM 54 32 43 119
HUMALOG 54 48 43 124
SEROQUEL 51 15 45 155
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 Dec. 15, 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.