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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,662Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 52 out of 298

$470K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 46 out of 298

517 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older
26% 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

7% 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

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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
LISINOPRIL 418 355 79 1 4
SIMVASTATIN 389 350 101 2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 340 253 60 3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 337 245 59 4 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 278 259 65 5 6
FUROSEMIDE 255 228 45 6 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 253 216 56 7 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 214 156 32 8 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 195 190* 42 9 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 194 146 39 10 32
METFORMIN HCL 178 154 44 11 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 173 152 35 12 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 172 149 35 13 14
TRAMADOL HCL 165 149 42 14 16
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 162 157* 35 15 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 141 109 23 16 19
ALLOPURINOL 130 125* 17 17 27
WARFARIN SODIUM 113 93 19 18 7
CARVEDILOL 112 112 19 19 24
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 110 86 20 20 10
LORAZEPAM 99 94* 13 B 21 30
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75 70* 17 22 33
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 71 <11 <11 A 23 47
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 70 <11 <11 24 113
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 69 46 24 S3 25 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 67 62* 18 26 9
ADVAIR DISKUS 66 46 14 27 44
CLOPIDOGREL 63 63 14 28 22
FENOFIBRATE* 62 <11 <11 29 61
SERTRALINE HCL 61 <11 <11 30 20
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 60 45 17 31 31
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 59 39 12 32 28
GENERLAC 57 <11 <11 33 223
PAROXETINE HCL 57 <11 <11 33 53
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 56 <11 <11 35 85
TOVIAZ 56 <11 <11 35 225
DIGOXIN 54 <11 <11 37 71
NAMENDA 51 <11 <11 38 29
LOVASTATIN 50 <11 <11 39 72
CLONAZEPAM 50 45* 11 B 39 43
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.