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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,722Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 92 out of 298

$315K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 94 out of 298

319 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older
37% 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 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in South Dakota
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 319 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 319 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in South Dakota
SIMVASTATIN 280 256 65 1 3
OMEPRAZOLE 236 173 36 2 2
FUROSEMIDE 214 192 34 3 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 173 147 33 4 9
METFORMIN HCL 168 117 26 5 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 166 155 30 6 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 164 141 23 7 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 157 157 29 8 1
LISINOPRIL 152 105 32 9 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 128 90 28 S3 10 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121 100 23 11 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 116 111* 20 12 10
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115 110* 20 13 33
TAMSULOSIN HCL 108 83 14 14 21
CLOPIDOGREL 99 61 13 15 22
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 89 54 19 16 31
TRAMADOL HCL 89 57 22 16 16
FLUOXETINE HCL 78 37 12 18 45
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 73 73 17 19 26
ALPRAZOLAM 67 <11 <11 B 20 40
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 64 50 13 21 12
LABETALOL HCL 62 40 13 22 111
ATENOLOL 62 57* 11 22 17
GABAPENTIN 61 46 12 24 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 61 <11 <11 24 15
FENOFIBRATE* 58 <11 <11 26 61
MELOXICAM 56 25 11 27 39
ADVAIR DISKUS 55 <11 <11 28 44
ALLOPURINOL 54 <11 <11 29 27
CEFPROZIL 52 39 31 30 162
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 51 40 13 31 37
KLOR-CON M20 51 <11 <11 31 79
JANUVIA 50 <11 <11 33 64
CITALOPRAM HBR 50 <11 <11 33 19
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions 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.
  • 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 May 8, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.