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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,117Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 288 out of 1945

$403K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 250 out of 1945

353 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older
44% 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 Minnesota
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 353 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 353 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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 Minnesota
SIMVASTATIN 359 313 60 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 241 209 39 2 3
LISINOPRIL 234 199 39 3 2
FUROSEMIDE 232 212 39 4 6
METFORMIN HCL 196 171 34 5 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 171 136 30 6 10
OMEPRAZOLE 168 133 30 7 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 160 139 27 8 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 143 125 33 9 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 137 104 25 10 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 126 57 25 S3 11 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 121 104 21 12 24
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 104 99* 25 13 5
ATENOLOL 102 91 17 14 7
CLOPIDOGREL 91 86* 14 15 29
SERTRALINE HCL 89 84* 13 16 20
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 86 64 19 17 30
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 85 60 17 18 13
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 72 72 15 19 49
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70 65* 14 20 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 69 69 12 21 41
DONEPEZIL HCL 69 <11 <11 21 32
ALLOPURINOL 66 <11 <11 23 26
WARFARIN SODIUM 65 60* 12 24 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 64 59* 13 25 16
RISPERIDONE 64 <11 <11 A 25 68
AZITHROMYCIN 63 52 37 27 57
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 62 57* 15 28 75
CARVEDILOL 60 <11 <11 29 40
GABAPENTIN 58 40 11 30 15
PREDNISONE 57 52* 24 31 27
CITALOPRAM HBR 56 39 12 32 18
LORAZEPAM 54 38 18 B 33 34
NAMENDA 53 <11 <11 34 45
OXYCODONE HCL 52 <11 <11 S2 35 48
LANTUS 52 <11 <11 35 63
SPIRIVA 52 <11 <11 35 60
TRAMADOL HCL 52 39 13 35 19
PROAIR HFA 51 12 13 39 36
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. 29, 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.