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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,296Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 30 out of 316

$375K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 41 out of 316

304 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older
40% 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 Montana
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 304 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 304 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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 Montana
SIMVASTATIN 430 369 72 1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 377 271 59 2 5
LISINOPRIL 345 329 66 3 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 272 240 44 4 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 268 254 34 5 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 208 193 36 6 12
TORSEMIDE 188 175 31 7 100
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 188 168 32 7 9
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 168 118 30 9 25
FUROSEMIDE 159 159 21 10 6
TAMSULOSIN HCL 158 104 19 11 19
SERTRALINE HCL 146 96 26 12 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 140 135* 28 13 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 132 121 18 14 13
METFORMIN HCL 127 122* 29 15 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 121 107 23 16 7
GABAPENTIN 115 95 20 17 16
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 115 63 11 17 23
ALLOPURINOL 108 103* 16 19 30
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106 94 19 20 11
FLUOXETINE HCL 94 82 12 21 36
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 91 62 27 22 42
SPIRIVA 90 78 11 23 49
LANTUS 90 <11 <11 23 61
TRAZODONE HCL 75 61 17 25 32
OLANZAPINE 74 <11 <11 A 26 63
ADVAIR DISKUS 69 64* 13 27 35
OXYCODONE HCL 66 <11 <11 S2 28 34
DETROL LA 65 <11 <11 29 143
CYMBALTA 64 <11 <11 30 27
ATENOLOL 60 60 11 31 18
CARVEDILOL 60 55* 11 31 26
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 59 <11 <11 33 111
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 58 <11 <11 34 70
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 58 <11 <11 34 14
ROPINIROLE HCL 55 <11 <11 36 72
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 55 <11 <11 36 101
TRAMADOL HCL 54 39 15 38 24
FENTANYL 54 <11 <11 S2 38 39
CITALOPRAM HBR 50 <11 <11 40 17
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 50 <11 <11 40 69
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 March 3, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.