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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,698Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 307

$1.91M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 307

600 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
65%Patients 65 Years and Older
83% 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 Montana
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 600 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 600 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 16,550 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$77 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 19.


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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 Montana
LISINOPRIL 985 674 1 3
SIMVASTATIN 794 538 2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 718 588 3 1
FUROSEMIDE 676 566 4 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 646 488 5 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 580 291 S3 6 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 553 363 7 11
DONEPEZIL HCL 527 511 8 34
NAMENDA 518 498 9 41
OMEPRAZOLE 444 393 10 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 412 309 11 7
FAMOTIDINE 388 305 12 66
MIRTAZAPINE 370 332 13 51
GABAPENTIN 369 231 14 15
TRAMADOL HCL 361 243 15 25
METFORMIN HCL 357 220 16 8
RANITIDINE HCL 330 188 17 57
CITALOPRAM HBR 327 271 18 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 316 182 19 9
LANTUS 309 181 20 47
SERTRALINE HCL 290 148 21 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 269 201 22 13
TRAZODONE HCL 247 167 23 33
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 226 87 24 92
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 197 134 25 50
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 197 87 25 118
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 193 127 27 110
CLOPIDOGREL 188 152 28 59
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 185 123 29 49
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 179 144 30 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 179 123 30 16
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 174 128 32 68
HYDRALAZINE HCL 170 130 33 139
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 167 115 S2 34 63
CYMBALTA 166 113 35 30
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 157 97 36 44
TAMSULOSIN HCL 154 135 37 21
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 154 143 37 78
PLAVIX 150 131 39 104
CARVEDILOL 144 113 40 24
IBUPROFEN 137 51 41 89
KLOR-CON M20 137 93 41 64
COMBIVENT 134 89 43 90
MELOXICAM 133 90 44 29
GLIPIZIDE 131 105 45 71
ALLOPURINOL 130 87 46 27
BACLOFEN 129 23 47 79
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 126 96 48 20
SODIUM CHLORIDE 125 65 49 177
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 120 89 50 18
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 116 52 51 101
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 115 58 52 19
ATENOLOL 114 75 53 17
FENTANYL 111 69 S2 54 35
NOVOLOG 108 64 55 109
AMIODARONE HCL 105 81 56 135
RISPERIDONE 105 64 56 62
OLANZAPINE 104 90 58 70
BUSPIRONE HCL 102 91 59 103
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 101 57 60 91
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 100 54 61 84
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 99 56 62 67
LAMOTRIGINE 96 44 63 164
VALPROIC ACID 96 37 63 160
NAPROXEN 91 41 65 123
DIGOXIN 89 89 66 36
EXELON 88 76 67 167
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 88 55 R 67 75
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 87 70 69 88
ADVAIR DISKUS 85 69 70 28
PROAIR HFA 85 33 70 53
NEXIUM 84 42 72 38
ABILIFY 83 47 73 149
FENOFIBRATE 81 63 74 116
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 79 65 75 26
LEVETIRACETAM 78 54 76 141
HALOPERIDOL 77 66 77 173
TRUVADA 76 0 78 152
PREZISTA 76 0 78 192
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75 27 80 23
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 73 59 81 150
AZITHROMYCIN 73 49 81 55
SPIRONOLACTONE 72 40 83 40
SANTYL 72 34 83 193
SEROQUEL XR 70 45 85 196
PREDNISONE 69 67 86 37
NYSTATIN 69 39 86 197
HEPARIN SODIUM 69 36 86 197
LATANOPROST 68 42 89 170
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 68 37 R 89 156
SPIRIVA 67 42 91 48
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 65 50 92 83
NORVIR 65 0 92 144
DIOVAN 63 36 94 58
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 63 26 94 168
TRAVATAN Z 62 50 96 202
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 62 42 96 129
VENTOLIN HFA 61 39 98 98
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 61 28 98 87
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 61 61 98 94
FAZACLO 58 19 101 213
CARBAMAZEPINE 58 25 101 148
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 57 31 103 72
CLONIDINE HCL 57 25 103 106
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 57 57 103 143
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 54 26 S3 106 86
SEROQUEL 52 36 107 130
LEVOFLOXACIN 51 36 108 184
TRICOR 51 25 108 231
LIDODERM 50 38 110 234
KLOR-CON M10 50 47 110 140
KLOR-CON 10 50 41 110 95
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 Nov. 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.