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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,917Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 33 out of 267

$477K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 28 out of 267

388 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older
28% 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 388 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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
LISINOPRIL 390 370 75 1 3
SIMVASTATIN 345 325 74 2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 284 279* 50 3 6
OMEPRAZOLE 263 248 49 4 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 259 254* 55 5 2
FUROSEMIDE 258 232 40 6 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 237 224 42 7 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 228 223* 37 8 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 205 187 49 9 9
METFORMIN HCL 182 165 32 10 12
GABAPENTIN 148 143* 25 11 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 148 143* 26 11 16
ALLOPURINOL 142 113 26 13 22
CLOPIDOGREL 140 128 25 14 20
GLIMEPIRIDE 140 119 22 14 48
WARFARIN SODIUM 135 119 23 16 13
SERTRALINE HCL 134 111 22 17 14
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 132 111 22 18 34
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131 112 30 19 7
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 125 120* 17 20 69
TAMSULOSIN HCL 120 115* 27 21 24
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 113 86 20 22 10
CARVEDILOL 112 107* 19 23 30
CELEBREX 108 103* 20 24 97
MIRTAZAPINE 106 93 23 25 35
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 106 106 21 25 27
DONEPEZIL HCL 101 90 13 27 21
TRAZODONE HCL 91 91 14 28 36
SPIRIVA 86 70 13 29 63
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 86 81* 27 S3 29 15
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78 78 14 31 43
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 71 66* 14 R 32 122
DETROL LA 66 <11 <11 33 86
CITALOPRAM HBR 66 61* 11 33 23
PREDNISONE 65 60* 39 35 29
METFORMIN HCL ER 64 64 14 36 66
NAMENDA 63 <11 <11 37 31
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 60 55* 25 38 50
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 57 <11 <11 39 72
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 57 41 14 39 44
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56 51* 11 41 25
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 56 <11 <11 41 68
ADVAIR DISKUS 55 <11 <11 43 46
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 54 54 14 44 39
CRESTOR 53 38 13 45 28
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 52 47* 48 46 129
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 52 <11 <11 A 46 51
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 Sept. 11, 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.