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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,778Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 267

$812K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 267

518 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% 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

4% of this provider’s 518 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 518 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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 970 843 125 1 2
FUROSEMIDE 743 663 107 2 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 650 519 93 3 9
LISINOPRIL 602 520 86 4 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 503 476 71 5 6
SIMVASTATIN 502 450 73 6 1
OMEPRAZOLE 474 348 73 7 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 473 377 75 8 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 377 332 53 9 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 376 325 62 10 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 351 315 47 11 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 286 239 41 12 7
CRESTOR 252 225 32 13 28
SERTRALINE HCL 229 199 31 14 14
METFORMIN HCL ER 228 154 36 15 66
WARFARIN SODIUM 207 187 27 16 13
TRAMADOL HCL 195 190* 49 17 19
ALLOPURINOL 181 138 24 18 22
GLIMEPIRIDE 172 161 22 19 48
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 164 159* 24 20 43
DIGOX 155 150* 22 21 45
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 148 143* 20 22 27
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 148 122 22 22 38
CARVEDILOL 145 105 22 24 30
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 141 123 20 25 25
GABAPENTIN 140 135* 26 26 17
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 139 134* 22 27 39
CLOPIDOGREL 137 132* 16 28 20
ZETIA 137 84 13 28 64
VERAPAMIL ER 132 112 17 30 110
METFORMIN HCL 129 103 22 31 12
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 123 101 29 32 50
JANTOVEN 121 116* 18 33 40
DONEPEZIL HCL 120 120 15 34 21
JANUVIA 120 108 11 34 88
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 118 118 16 36 34
PREDNISONE 115 93 25 37 29
ATENOLOL 112 112 15 38 18
ADVAIR DISKUS 112 72 22 38 46
DETROL LA 110 <11 <11 40 86
CITALOPRAM HBR 110 98 15 40 23
LORAZEPAM 107 102* 22 B 42 26
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 106 101* 26 S3 43 15
EVISTA 103 81 11 44 77
ROPINIROLE HCL 88 <11 <11 45 78
GEMFIBROZIL 88 64 13 45 104
SPIRONOLACTONE 85 72 20 47 55
TAMSULOSIN HCL 84 79* 17 48 24
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 79 47 20 49 74
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 79 79 15 49 33
TRAZODONE HCL 75 70* 12 51 36
RAMIPRIL 74 46 12 52 94
VYTORIN 73 <11 <11 53 146
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 68 41 21 54 41
DIGOXIN 67 <11 <11 55 100
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 66 <11 <11 56 68
CHLORTHALIDONE 65 <11 <11 57 107
KLOR-CON 10 64 <11 <11 58 132
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 64 64 12 58 32
LANTUS 63 47 12 60 56
PROAIR HFA 61 56* 15 61 62
MELOXICAM 61 41 12 61 49
PRADAXA 60 <11 <11 63 211
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 60 46 15 63 44
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 59 <11 <11 65 84
SYMBICORT 58 <11 <11 66 176
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 57 <11 <11 67 72
SPIRIVA 55 <11 <11 68 63
SYNTHROID 53 <11 <11 69 113
NAMENDA 52 <11 <11 70 31
FLUOXETINE HCL 52 <11 <11 70 52
CLONAZEPAM 52 47* 11 B 70 65
LYRICA 51 <11 <11 73 70
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 51 46* 43 73 57
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 50 <11 <11 S2 75 90
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 10, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.