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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,743Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 267

$436K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 38 out of 267

582 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older
34% 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

9% of this provider’s 582 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 582 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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 489 403 77 1 2
FUROSEMIDE 434 408 79 2 4
OMEPRAZOLE 396 317 75 3 5
SIMVASTATIN 369 301 76 4 1
METFORMIN HCL 285 228 47 5 12
LISINOPRIL 274 258 54 6 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 246 222 51 7 6
ALLOPURINOL 221 216* 39 8 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 194 194 35 9 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 194 168 34 9 10
LOVASTATIN 173 168* 27 11 80
WARFARIN SODIUM 172 167* 34 12 13
SERTRALINE HCL 168 148 26 13 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 163 128 54 S3 14 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 154 100 25 15 23
ATENOLOL 141 119 28 16 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 136 131* 28 17 11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 124 102 25 18 25
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 118 113* 22 19 16
GABAPENTIN 110 84 25 20 17
CLOPIDOGREL 107 102* 17 21 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 106 106 16 22 21
JANTOVEN 98 93* 21 23 40
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 98 76 19 R 23 75
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 87 65 18 25 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84 79* 24 26 7
LYRICA 83 <11 <11 27 70
CEPHALEXIN 83 67 58 27 82
PREDNISONE 82 77* 41 29 29
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 78 44 15 30 41
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 78 73* 13 30 32
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77 72* 14 32 121
CARVEDILOL 75 70* 15 33 30
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 75 61 14 A 33 51
TRAMADOL HCL 72 59 17 35 19
ALPRAZOLAM 72 67* 20 B 35 47
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72 72 18 35 43
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 71 58 13 38 27
ADVAIR DISKUS 71 49 15 38 46
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 68 56 28 40 50
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 68 68 11 40 72
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 64 59* 11 42 124
FINASTERIDE 62 62 14 43 71
SPIRONOLACTONE 61 47 15 44 55
DIGOX 60 <11 <11 45 45
LEVETIRACETAM 60 <11 <11 45 102
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 59 <11 <11 47 115
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 58 53* 20 48 130
TRAZODONE HCL 57 22 13 49 36
FENTANYL 54 49* 12 S2 50 42
GLIPIZIDE 54 54 11 50 83
LORAZEPAM 53 48* 15 B 52 26
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 53 <11 <11 52 84
RANITIDINE HCL 52 <11 <11 54 67
DIGOXIN 51 <11 <11 55 100
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 50 <11 <11 56 34
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. 28, 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.