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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,600Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 102

$718K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 102

568 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older
48% 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 568 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 568 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 23.


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
FUROSEMIDE 873 809 132 1 4
SIMVASTATIN 723 643 129 2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 673 612 95 3 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 622 564 107 4 12
LISINOPRIL 491 421 88 5 5
OMEPRAZOLE 479 407 88 6 2
GLIMEPIRIDE 444 385 69 7 55
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 413 388 66 8 9
METFORMIN HCL 370 288 55 9 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 292 259 58 10 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 280 250 50 11 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 273 214 38 12 11
GABAPENTIN 273 204 40 12 19
PREDNISONE 245 217 65 14 28
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 240 221 42 15 18
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 229 171 62 S3 16 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 225 212 37 17 17
SERTRALINE HCL 219 189 33 18 23
TRAZODONE HCL 219 174 46 18 49
DONEPEZIL HCL 186 170 27 20 27
MELOXICAM 175 170* 35 21 43
TRAMADOL HCL 168 125 43 22 15
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 166 161* 24 23 24
LORAZEPAM 145 91 44 B 24 29
TAMSULOSIN HCL 143 131 23 25 21
ALLOPURINOL 141 128 26 26 25
RANITIDINE HCL 137 132* 24 27 51
ROPINIROLE HCL 135 104 21 28 67
ZETIA 122 117* 19 29 69
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 118 102 20 A 30 68
FENOFIBRATE* 117 112* 18 31 71
RISPERIDONE 116 <11 <11 A 32 111
CLOPIDOGREL 115 115 20 33 20
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 115 115 15 33 73
SPIRONOLACTONE 114 109* 19 35 32
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 108 103* 23 36 65
CLONAZEPAM 105 61 19 B 37 48
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 104 99* 18 38 72
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 102 88 21 39 8
CYMBALTA 98 76 12 40 54
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 96 91* 26 41 170
MUPIROCIN* 95 80 26 42 193
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95 79 14 42 38
JANTOVEN 94 69 25 44 100
ATENOLOL 93 63 18 45 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 90 85* 22 46 30
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 89 84* 14 47 39
GEMFIBROZIL 88 75 17 48 75
ALPRAZOLAM 86 69 18 B 49 45
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 86 47 16 49 121
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 85 85 19 51 10
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 85 61 17 51 50
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 82 62 15 R 53 62
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 81 69 16 54 76
LANTUS 78 67 13 55 44
LYRICA 74 38 12 56 79
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 73 <11 <11 57 82
CARVEDILOL 71 66* 13 58 22
CLOZAPINE ODT 70 <11 <11 A 59 207
OXYCONTIN 70 <11 <11 S2 59 109
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 69 64* 56 61 90
RISPERDAL CONSTA 69 <11 <11 A 61 208
KLOR-CON 10 67 <11 <11 63 59
SPIRIVA 66 49 13 64 64
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 65 65 26 65 122
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 64 43 38 66 117
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64 59* 11 66 52
OLANZAPINE 64 <11 <11 A 66 130
HUMALOG 62 <11 <11 69 138
VOLTAREN 59 54* 27 70 217
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 58 <11 <11 71 87
MIRTAZAPINE 57 <11 <11 72 37
DILTIAZEM ER 57 44 11 72 186
FENTANYL 56 51* 16 S2 74 36
CELEBREX 56 28 12 74 127
METOLAZONE 54 <11 <11 76 136
AZITHROMYCIN 54 49* 49 76 56
INSULIN SYRINGE* 54 49* 11 76 130
PERMETHRIN 54 54 52 76 226
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 52 <11 <11 S2 80 145
LEVOFLOXACIN 51 46* 44 81 63
SUCRALFATE 50 34 12 82 152
ADVAIR DISKUS 50 24 15 82 47
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 Dec. 14, 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.