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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,708Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 298

$722K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 298

517 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older
41% 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

3% of this provider’s 517 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 517 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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
SIMVASTATIN 738 600 118 1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 538 398 70 2 1
FUROSEMIDE 517 394 74 3 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 503 451 71 4 6
OMEPRAZOLE 503 405 94 4 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 494 380 71 6 12
LISINOPRIL 425 284 67 7 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 410 294 60 8 9
METFORMIN HCL 402 300 64 9 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 384 318 60 10 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 241 200 40 11 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 229 175 32 12 21
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 225 183 32 13 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 222 188 24 14 7
TRAMADOL HCL 196 183 56 15 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 195 159 25 16 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 192 187* 30 17 13
ALLOPURINOL 167 122 21 18 27
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 155 141 30 19 31
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 127 116 37 S3 20 8
LORAZEPAM 121 88 22 B 21 30
ADVAIR DISKUS 117 90 23 22 44
JANUVIA 111 79 15 23 64
CRESTOR 110 105* 26 24 25
SERTRALINE HCL 108 90 11 25 20
CLOPIDOGREL 103 98* 18 26 22
NAMENDA 99 <11 <11 27 29
ATENOLOL 98 87 19 28 17
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 98 82 75 28 68
DONEPEZIL HCL 96 96 11 30 23
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 93 63 17 31 26
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 84 67 11 R 32 63
GABAPENTIN 83 78* 17 33 18
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 82 <11 <11 A 34 47
NEXIUM 81 41 13 35 41
AZITHROMYCIN 80 57 65 36 78
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 80 66 15 36 67
CELEBREX 79 74* 14 38 97
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 76 71* 16 39 32
BENAZEPRIL HCL 76 63 11 39 56
FLUOXETINE HCL 75 70* 12 41 45
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75 <11 <11 41 46
TRAZODONE HCL 73 52 20 43 36
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 71 45 11 44 59
CARVEDILOL 70 <11 <11 45 24
VERAPAMIL ER 68 <11 <11 46 98
CARBAMAZEPINE 67 <11 <11 47 122
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 66 <11 <11 48 51
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 65 <11 <11 49 28
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 65 <11 <11 R 49 86
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 64 <11 <11 51 77
CLONIDINE HCL 63 <11 <11 52 96
LYRICA 62 <11 <11 53 90
BUMETANIDE 62 <11 <11 53 81
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 61 <11 <11 55 87
SYNTHROID 59 <11 <11 56 49
DIOVAN 58 <11 <11 57 52
VESICARE 56 <11 <11 58 89
MIRTAZAPINE 56 <11 <11 58 42
ZETIA 54 <11 <11 60 91
CYMBALTA 53 <11 <11 61 58
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 52 <11 <11 62 48
PRADAXA 52 <11 <11 62 176
DIGOXIN 52 <11 <11 62 71
FENOFIBRATE* 50 <11 <11 65 61
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 Oct. 1, 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.