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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,692Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 298

$771K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 298

456 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older
49% 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

6% of this provider’s 456 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 456 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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 643 560 96 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 614 504 101 2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 531 475 73 3 6
SIMVASTATIN 460 369 91 4 3
LISINOPRIL 443 348 78 5 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 417 390 60 6 12
FUROSEMIDE 407 374 68 7 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 304 299* 35 8 7
TRAMADOL HCL 269 246 42 9 16
LORAZEPAM 232 227* 37 B 10 30
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 224 175 38 11 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 221 202 34 S3 12 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 217 195 38 13 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 207 183 44 14 14
SERTRALINE HCL 187 161 13 15 20
PAROXETINE HCL 180 162 21 16 53
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 176 171* 25 17 10
METFORMIN HCL 174 160 30 18 11
FENTANYL 170 <11 <11 S2 19 35
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 168 163* 28 20 31
CLOPIDOGREL 157 142 21 21 22
GABAPENTIN 153 148* 20 22 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 151 130 29 23 15
TRAZODONE HCL 150 132 25 24 36
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 138 125 19 25 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 126 97 21 26 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 116 116 17 27 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 116 116 18 27 19
CYMBALTA 108 <11 <11 29 58
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 104 85 13 30 85
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 101 89 11 A 31 47
ATENOLOL 97 77 20 32 17
CELEBREX 95 <11 <11 33 97
DIOVAN 95 <11 <11 33 52
OXYCODONE HCL 91 <11 <11 S2 35 93
ROPINIROLE HCL 90 79 11 36 100
NAPROXEN 87 82* 17 37 171
VESICARE 82 <11 <11 38 89
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 81 <11 <11 R 39 86
LEVETIRACETAM 80 <11 <11 40 181
BACLOFEN 78 <11 <11 41 95
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 71 66* 11 42 77
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 69 <11 <11 43 74
NAMENDA 68 <11 <11 44 29
MIRTAZAPINE 67 67 11 45 42
RANITIDINE HCL 66 <11 <11 46 54
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 66 47 13 46 28
ABILIFY 66 <11 <11 A 46 127
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 65 <11 <11 49 32
NIFEDIPINE ER 64 <11 <11 50 149
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 63 <11 <11 51 70
CARVEDILOL 63 58* 15 51 24
ALLOPURINOL 62 62 16 53 27
SPIRONOLACTONE 61 43 12 54 38
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 61 <11 <11 54 138
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 60 44 19 56 37
PREDNISONE 57 57 15 57 34
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 57 <11 <11 S2 57 114
NEXIUM 55 37 13 59 41
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 54 49* 12 60 148
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 53 <11 <11 61 59
FAMOTIDINE* 50 <11 <11 62 99
DIAZEPAM 50 <11 <11 B 62 151
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 Nov. 5, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.