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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,773Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 298

$760K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 298

475 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older
57% 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

16% of this provider’s 475 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 475 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 723 610 83 S3 1 8
FUROSEMIDE 679 608 92 2 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 602 543 98 3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 588 503 98 4 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 535 495 42 5 7
LISINOPRIL 473 405 81 6 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 397 383 76 7 6
FENTANYL 378 357 32 S2 8 35
SIMVASTATIN 373 326 66 9 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 338 284 60 10 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 277 253 48 11 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 262 233 48 12 10
SERTRALINE HCL 259 209 24 13 20
TRAMADOL HCL 252 215 48 14 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 229 224* 42 15 15
MIRTAZAPINE 220 208 35 16 42
CARVEDILOL 219 200 42 17 24
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 208 203* 34 18 13
METFORMIN HCL 208 179 28 18 11
CLONAZEPAM 207 172 28 B 20 43
GABAPENTIN 204 199* 32 21 18
SPIRONOLACTONE 202 181 33 22 38
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 194 189* 38 23 14
LORAZEPAM 177 124 43 B 24 30
SPIRIVA 160 141 27 25 50
PREDNISONE 154 137 35 26 34
DONEPEZIL HCL 153 139 23 27 23
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 152 136 28 28 9
CLOPIDOGREL 145 132 21 29 22
OXYCODONE HCL 143 89 14 S2 30 93
MELOXICAM 134 117 26 31 39
TRAZODONE HCL 130 104 24 32 36
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 129 116 23 33 26
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 125 100 22 34 48
TAMSULOSIN HCL 123 118* 19 35 21
VESICARE 118 <11 <11 36 89
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 113 113 16 37 87
DIOVAN 110 105* 12 38 52
RISPERIDONE 110 90 17 A 38 62
ADVAIR DISKUS 105 82 17 40 44
CYMBALTA 101 67 13 41 58
JANUVIA 95 90* 12 42 64
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 88 88 12 43 74
ALLOPURINOL 87 70 16 44 27
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 85 61 22 45 37
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 83 78* 11 A 46 47
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 80 65 19 47 113
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 80 63 29 47 84
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 80 <11 <11 S2 47 114
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 80 75* 20 47 31
NAMENDA 69 <11 <11 51 29
GLIMEPIRIDE 69 <11 <11 51 65
KLOR-CON 10 69 <11 <11 51 57
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 68 68 15 54 32
LANTUS 67 62* 11 55 73
DIGOX 67 62* 16 55 66
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 64 <11 <11 S3 57 126
BACLOFEN 63 <11 <11 58 95
ATENOLOL 63 49 13 58 17
MORPHINE SULFATE 63 48 22 S2 58 143
PREMARIN 62 50 16 R 61 129
ALPRAZOLAM 61 56* 12 B 62 40
BENAZEPRIL HCL 61 56* 15 62 56
DIGOXIN 60 46 11 64 71
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 59 44 28 65 115
CEPHALEXIN 59 54* 43 65 94
LYRICA 58 <11 <11 67 90
SYNTHROID 58 <11 <11 67 49
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 58 53* 40 67 68
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 55 <11 <11 70 59
BUMETANIDE 55 50* 12 70 81
RAMIPRIL 53 <11 <11 72 136
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 51 <11 <11 73 133
PRADAXA 50 <11 <11 74 176
LEVETIRACETAM 50 <11 <11 74 181
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 Feb. 6, 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.