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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,296Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 96 out of 267

$313K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 71 out of 267

273 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older
35% 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 North Dakota
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 273 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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 North Dakota
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 243 169 47 1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 222 138 40 2 5
FUROSEMIDE 156 132 49 3 4
SIMVASTATIN 156 124 31 3 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 138 113 24 5 9
LISINOPRIL 130 95 29 6 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 116 111* 19 7 11
METFORMIN HCL 111 94 21 8 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 100 95* 24 9 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 100 73 22 9 24
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 100 84 27 9 6
SERTRALINE HCL 97 41 19 12 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 89 73 20 13 8
LORAZEPAM 83 45 20 B 14 26
GLIMEPIRIDE 81 69 13 15 48
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 73 55 20 16 10
ATENOLOL 72 57 13 17 18
CRESTOR 72 <11 <11 17 28
CLOPIDOGREL 71 71 14 19 20
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 70 27 21 S3 20 15
ALLOPURINOL 68 51 16 21 22
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67 62* 14 22 43
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 64 48 17 23 50
WARFARIN SODIUM 62 62 12 24 13
ADVAIR DISKUS 62 57* 13 24 46
MIRTAZAPINE 60 38 17 26 35
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 58 <11 <11 27 68
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58 46 14 27 7
PROAIR HFA 52 47* 11 29 62
NAMENDA 51 <11 <11 30 31
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 July 8, 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.