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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,037Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 316

$977K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 316

847 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older
45% 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

9% of this provider’s 847 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 847 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 878 809 141 1 1
LISINOPRIL 745 674 138 2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 609 542 118 3 5
NAMENDA 602 591 68 4 37
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 572 545 99 5 7
FUROSEMIDE 568 546 85 6 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 567 533 79 7 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 528 491 52 8 10
SIMVASTATIN 513 429 116 9 2
SERTRALINE HCL 460 399 71 10 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 456 414 77 11 9
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 409 313 52 A 12 52
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 317 312* 51 13 15
TRAZODONE HCL 296 271 50 14 32
OLANZAPINE 286 241 38 A 15 63
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 280 223 75 S3 16 4
DONEPEZIL HCL 265 251 45 17 38
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 253 241 52 18 13
GABAPENTIN 236 185 42 19 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 210 193 51 20 11
METFORMIN HCL 207 165 42 21 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 207 170 41 21 12
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 207 180 31 21 64
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 183 158 24 24 57
LORAZEPAM 176 153 34 B 25 21
ATENOLOL 174 145 34 26 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 172 158 37 27 14
MIRTAZAPINE 171 166* 33 28 51
CYMBALTA 154 87 19 29 27
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 154 142 16 29 69
RISPERIDONE 153 88 22 A 31 65
CARVEDILOL 150 139 24 32 26
DIGOX 149 149 25 33 76
TAMSULOSIN HCL 146 141* 25 34 19
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 143 143 24 35 23
CLONAZEPAM 134 56 19 B 36 29
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 132 120 14 R 37 81
CLOPIDOGREL 131 117 31 38 33
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 127 96 24 39 28
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 123 96 31 40 25
TRAMADOL HCL 117 112* 29 41 24
KLOR-CON M20 115 110* 17 42 66
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 115 100 27 42 53
ALLOPURINOL 110 92 19 44 30
FENTANYL 105 82 25 S2 45 39
DIGOXIN 101 101 16 46 127
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 89 65 24 47 22
CEPHALEXIN 89 84* 34 47 102
PREDNISONE 87 82* 40 49 40
ADVAIR DISKUS 86 68 22 50 35
BACLOFEN 86 65 11 50 85
PEN NEEDLE* 83 67 15 52 189
FLUOXETINE HCL 77 59 19 53 36
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 75 70* 15 54 50
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 75 70* 46 54 91
PROPRANOLOL HCL 74 <11 <11 56 99
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 74 <11 <11 56 122
SPIRONOLACTONE 73 50 13 58 47
GLIMEPIRIDE 71 66* 18 59 62
DIOVAN 71 71 12 59 83
ROPINIROLE HCL 70 70 11 61 72
VENTOLIN HFA 69 44 22 62 98
FINASTERIDE 65 <11 <11 63 105
METFORMIN HCL ER 63 58* 11 64 59
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 62 57* 24 65 149
DIAZEPAM 60 36 14 B 66 68
CLONIDINE HCL 60 <11 <11 66 95
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 60 55* 12 66 136
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 59 54* 12 69 71
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 58 41 19 70 42
SPIRIVA 57 57 15 71 49
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 55 29 17 S2 72 84
OXYCODONE HCL 55 28 14 S2 72 34
LYRICA 54 49* 13 74 79
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 53 48* 13 75 72
CRESTOR 52 47* 16 76 43
DETROL LA 51 <11 <11 77 143
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 51 <11 <11 77 70
BENAZEPRIL HCL 51 <11 <11 77 88
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 51 <11 <11 77 153
NIFEDIPINE ER 51 <11 <11 77 163
NEXIUM 50 <11 <11 82 46
LOVASTATIN 50 <11 <11 82 60
PROAIR HFA 50 45* 19 82 48
NYSTOP 50 38 23 82 169
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. 15, 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.