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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,603Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 63 out of 267

$296K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 79 out of 267

523 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older
31% 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 North Dakota
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 523 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 523 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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 North Dakota
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 394 302 87 1 2
LISINOPRIL 305 239 78 2 3
FUROSEMIDE 270 233 68 3 4
SIMVASTATIN 229 201 63 4 1
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 201 185 60 5 7
ATENOLOL 155 140 48 6 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 153 148* 35 7 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 137 106 36 8 10
FELODIPINE ER 119 92 25 9 153
METFORMIN HCL 116 89 34 10 12
GABAPENTIN 110 85 27 11 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 102 97* 26 12 6
FINASTERIDE 99 99 17 13 71
TAMSULOSIN HCL 99 99 16 13 24
OMEPRAZOLE 96 71 29 15 5
LORAZEPAM 85 63 22 B 16 26
SERTRALINE HCL 85 69 25 16 14
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 82 36 25 S2 18 90
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 80 69 22 19 9
CLOPIDOGREL 78 73* 18 20 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 78 73* 20 20 13
PREDNISONE 71 59 30 22 29
ALLOPURINOL 70 65* 18 23 22
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 69 69 16 24 27
CRESTOR 68 48 16 25 28
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 61 44 15 R 26 75
LOVASTATIN 61 56* 14 26 80
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 58 <11 <11 28 11
JANTOVEN 57 37 16 29 40
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54 49* 14 30 25
TRAMADOL HCL 52 30 18 31 19
ADVAIR DISKUS 51 46* 12 32 46
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 50 31 19 33 33
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 June 25, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.