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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,165Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 298

$664K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 298

390 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older
46% 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

12% of this provider’s 390 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 390 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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
OMEPRAZOLE 716 608 123 1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 588 524 73 2 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 434 333 50 3 7
SIMVASTATIN 314 273 52 4 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 312 265 54 5 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 287 275 45 6 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 282 264 53 7 6
ALLOPURINOL 221 167 28 8 27
SUCRALFATE 210 162 48 9 106
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 203 176 32 10 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 195 168 34 11 9
SERTRALINE HCL 184 145 28 12 20
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 176 151 52 S3 13 8
LISINOPRIL 176 127 32 13 4
GABAPENTIN 171 115 43 15 18
FUROSEMIDE 169 141 32 16 5
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 166 151 26 17 51
CLONAZEPAM 163 133 29 B 18 43
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 160 124 27 19 174
LABETALOL HCL 158 138 24 20 111
TRAZODONE HCL 156 142 25 21 36
DONEPEZIL HCL 153 148* 20 22 23
RISPERIDONE 147 142* 18 A 23 62
BUMETANIDE 144 116 24 24 81
LORAZEPAM 138 122 34 B 25 30
PREDNISONE 135 91 42 26 34
CRESTOR 132 110 21 27 25
METFORMIN HCL ER 122 79 17 28 55
SPIRONOLACTONE 119 97 20 29 38
CLOPIDOGREL 114 109* 18 30 22
FENTANYL 112 99 28 S2 31 35
CLONIDINE HCL 110 98 20 32 96
NAMENDA 110 110 13 32 29
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 109 62 14 A 34 47
METFORMIN HCL 109 96 17 34 11
MIRTAZAPINE 103 91 17 36 42
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 101 78 16 R 37 63
NEXIUM 100 75 15 38 41
GLIPIZIDE 98 93* 18 39 60
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 96 96 19 40 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 96 84 18 40 32
CITALOPRAM HBR 95 64 13 42 19
PAROXETINE HCL 91 86* 16 43 53
TAMSULOSIN HCL 90 <11 <11 44 21
KLOR-CON 10 90 <11 <11 44 57
ADVAIR DISKUS 80 63 22 46 44
SPIRIVA 78 51 17 47 50
LANTUS 76 43 12 48 73
TORSEMIDE 75 75 13 49 109
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72 67* 16 50 46
CYMBALTA 70 <11 <11 51 58
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 69 <11 <11 52 75
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 68 50 13 53 84
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68 55 20 53 33
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 64 34 12 55 59
CARBAMAZEPINE 62 34 12 56 122
TRAMADOL HCL 62 43 17 56 16
ATENOLOL 62 57* 11 56 17
FLUOXETINE HCL 57 <11 <11 59 45
BUPROPION HCL SR 55 <11 <11 60 153
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 55 <11 <11 60 48
ROPINIROLE HCL 53 48* 15 62 100
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53 <11 <11 62 14
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 53 <11 <11 62 26
KLOR-CON 8 51 <11 <11 65 243
CARVEDILOL 50 <11 <11 66 24
TIZANIDINE HCL 50 <11 <11 66 160
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. 25, 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.