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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,673Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 298

$888K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 298

524 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older
43% 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

2% of this provider’s 524 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 524 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,268 949 149 1 1
LISINOPRIL 620 495 89 2 4
FUROSEMIDE 616 574 87 3 5
OMEPRAZOLE 507 450 75 4 2
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 448 383 56 5 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 445 370 73 6 32
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 410 388 56 7 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 370 270 51 8 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 329 244 34 9 7
LOVASTATIN 293 267 37 10 72
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 291 254 40 11 12
SIMVASTATIN 254 237 51 12 3
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 254 18 37 12 144
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 243 197 48 S3 14 8
METFORMIN HCL 241 218 34 15 11
SERTRALINE HCL 225 168 30 16 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 222 200 39 17 10
NEXIUM 213 167 26 18 41
SPIRONOLACTONE 208 194 26 19 38
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 203 203 27 20 15
LORAZEPAM 195 88 29 B 21 30
GABAPENTIN 180 149 34 22 18
BENAZEPRIL HCL 174 162 19 23 56
GLIPIZIDE 174 141 21 23 60
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 171 158 25 25 85
ALPRAZOLAM 169 164* 34 B 26 40
IBUPROFEN 168 50 30 27 123
CITALOPRAM HBR 164 137 21 28 19
TRAMADOL HCL 161 143 33 29 16
GLIPIZIDE ER 151 133 20 30 123
RANITIDINE HCL 145 41 17 31 54
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 142 103 14 R 32 86
GEMFIBROZIL 138 76 19 33 76
NAMENDA 138 <11 <11 33 29
CRESTOR 135 103 23 35 25
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 135 130* 28 35 14
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 132 107 22 37 26
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 131 100 22 38 31
TAMSULOSIN HCL 111 89 15 39 21
CARBAMAZEPINE 110 <11 <11 40 122
ATENOLOL 109 104* 19 41 17
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 108 41 23 42 28
CLONIDINE HCL 107 77 19 43 96
ALLOPURINOL 105 89 16 44 27
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 103 <11 <11 R 45 196
CARVEDILOL 102 85 14 46 24
DIOVAN 99 94* 12 47 52
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 96 83 17 48 48
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 94 74 11 R 49 63
TRAZODONE HCL 92 77 12 50 36
ADVAIR DISKUS 92 87* 15 50 44
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 88 77 11 52 84
CLOPIDOGREL 87 82* 14 53 22
FLUOXETINE HCL 85 80* 13 54 45
LACTULOSE 84 <11 <11 55 146
CLOZAPINE 83 <11 <11 A 56 105
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82 77* 14 57 33
FELODIPINE ER 80 <11 <11 58 159
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 80 <11 <11 A 58 47
CLONAZEPAM 80 34 11 B 58 43
PROPRANOLOL HCL 79 <11 <11 61 92
FENOFIBRATE* 78 <11 <11 62 61
PAROXETINE HCL 78 73* 11 62 53
SYNTHROID 78 <11 <11 62 49
GLIPIZIDE XL 76 71* 11 65 102
PREDNISONE 76 63 31 65 34
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 75 70* 23 67 37
DILT-XR 75 <11 <11 67 150
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 74 <11 <11 69 110
DONEPEZIL HCL 74 <11 <11 69 23
RISPERIDONE 73 <11 <11 A 71 62
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 72 58 12 72 75
BUPROPION XL 71 <11 <11 73 140
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 70 65* 55 74 68
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 70 27 11 74 107
PREMARIN 68 51 21 R 76 129
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 67 <11 <11 77 77
BUSPIRONE HCL 66 <11 <11 78 118
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 65 <11 <11 79 67
VERAPAMIL ER 65 <11 <11 79 98
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 63 <11 <11 81 80
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 62 <11 <11 82 133
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 60 <11 <11 83 155
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 57 28 15 R 84 103
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 56 42 39 85 108
IMIPRAMINE HCL 55 <11 <11 R 86 227
TERAZOSIN HCL 55 <11 <11 86 83
GLYBURIDE 55 <11 <11 R 86 142
KLOR-CON M20 54 <11 <11 89 79
INSULIN SYRINGE* 54 <11 <11 89 173
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 53 53 11 91 51
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 52 <11 <11 92 59
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 51 <11 <11 93 192
SELENIUM SULFIDE 50 <11 <11 94 250
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 Jan. 31, 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.