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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,367Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 99

$858K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 99

509 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older
59% 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

3% of this provider’s 509 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 509 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

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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
FUROSEMIDE 813 750 118 1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 673 628 97 2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 626 586 93 3 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 561 545 78 4 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 544 531 92 5 6
LISINOPRIL 483 449 88 6 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 393 377 48 7 14
NAMENDA 382 382 31 8 32
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 361 361 54 9 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 358 325 70 10 10
SIMVASTATIN 349 277 57 11 2
SERTRALINE HCL 347 317 46 12 15
METFORMIN HCL 278 246 45 13 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 250 245* 37 14 25
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 238 233* 42 15 8
CRESTOR 212 199 21 16 29
TAMSULOSIN HCL 183 147 27 17 28
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 176 171* 31 18 11
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 175 170* 33 19 108
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 173 168* 24 20 30
MIRTAZAPINE 166 166 22 21 36
ALLOPURINOL 163 151 32 22 23
CLOPIDOGREL 162 157* 25 23 20
GLIMEPIRIDE 159 154* 26 24 43
DETROL LA 147 <11 <11 25 94
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 139 134* 21 26 31
GABAPENTIN 131 126* 24 27 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 128 128 20 28 13
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 122 104 27 29 33
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 116 116 19 30 62
VESICARE 107 <11 <11 31 101
CITALOPRAM HBR 105 105 14 32 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 102 97* 20 33 24
ZETIA 102 91 11 33 52
LANTUS 100 100 16 35 49
HUMALOG 97 92* 15 36 81
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 97 92* 31 S3 36 19
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 96 91* 14 38 58
SPIRONOLACTONE 95 74 13 39 34
KLOR-CON M20 91 75 17 40 103
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 91 86* 14 40 61
DIOVAN 90 <11 <11 42 50
ATENOLOL 85 80* 15 43 16
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 85 80* 13 43 38
PREDNISONE 82 70 14 45 26
PROPRANOLOL HCL 82 82 13 45 89
NEXIUM 82 <11 <11 45 55
SPIRIVA 80 55 13 48 47
FINASTERIDE 80 80 15 48 54
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 79 74* 11 50 22
TRAZODONE HCL 79 54 14 50 45
RAMIPRIL 75 63 13 52 85
LEVETIRACETAM 72 <11 <11 53 156
CYMBALTA 72 <11 <11 53 64
DIGOX 71 <11 <11 55 41
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 70 65* 18 56 44
ADVAIR DISKUS 70 45 11 56 40
JANUVIA 67 <11 <11 58 60
BUDESONIDE 66 <11 <11 59 182
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 65 <11 <11 60 134
FAMOTIDINE* 64 <11 <11 61 106
CARVEDILOL 63 63 14 62 27
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 61 61 11 63 105
PEN NEEDLE* 58 53* 16 64 111
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 58 <11 <11 64 139
TRAMADOL HCL 57 57 20 66 18
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 56 <11 <11 R 67 65
SYNTHROID 55 <11 <11 68 90
EXELON 54 <11 <11 69 209
VYTORIN 54 <11 <11 69 133
VERAPAMIL ER 51 <11 <11 71 100
RISPERIDONE 50 <11 <11 A 72 91
LORAZEPAM 50 45* 20 B 72 35
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 June 26, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.