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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,631Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 20 out of 298

$358K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 78 out of 298

311 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% 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 South Dakota
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 311 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 311 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Brand Name Drugs

11% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$28 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 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
OMEPRAZOLE 714 699 92 1 2
LISINOPRIL 660 637 82 2 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 647 642* 79 3 12
FUROSEMIDE 577 572* 78 4 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 554 535 66 5 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 507 502* 57 6 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 370 365* 46 7 14
SIMVASTATIN 324 312 47 8 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 313 308* 41 9 32
ATENOLOL 295 290* 39 10 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 294 289* 35 11 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 270 265* 39 12 10
TRAMADOL HCL 252 247* 49 13 16
ALPRAZOLAM 249 233 46 B 14 40
RANITIDINE HCL 236 236 28 15 54
GLIMEPIRIDE 225 225 26 16 65
METFORMIN HCL 222 210 30 17 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 218 213* 25 18 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 193 193 20 19 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 154 154 26 20 7
MELOXICAM 146 146 12 21 39
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 144 132 17 22 9
ALLOPURINOL 141 141 18 23 27
PAROXETINE HCL 134 134 15 24 53
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 133 128* 87 25 68
CRESTOR 119 119 15 26 25
CEFADROXIL 115 110* 74 27 164
GEMFIBROZIL 114 114 15 28 76
CLOPIDOGREL 111 111 16 29 22
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 107 107 14 30 51
CARVEDILOL 101 101 16 31 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 94 <11 <11 32 19
TERAZOSIN HCL 94 <11 <11 32 83
GABAPENTIN 89 <11 <11 34 18
NAMENDA 85 <11 <11 35 29
HYDRALAZINE HCL 82 <11 <11 36 163
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 80 80 11 37 74
FENOFIBRATE* 77 <11 <11 38 61
METOLAZONE 77 <11 <11 38 168
VERAPAMIL ER 74 <11 <11 40 98
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 73 <11 <11 41 59
SUCRALFATE 71 71 16 42 106
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 70 70 11 43 48
LACTULOSE 68 <11 <11 44 146
SERTRALINE HCL 68 <11 <11 44 20
DIGOX 67 67 12 46 66
ZETIA 66 <11 <11 47 91
METFORMIN HCL ER 61 <11 <11 48 55
TAMSULOSIN HCL 60 <11 <11 49 21
ADVAIR DISKUS 59 <11 <11 50 44
DILT-XR 59 <11 <11 50 150
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 59 <11 <11 50 75
NABUMETONE 59 <11 <11 50 135
LORAZEPAM 58 <11 <11 B 54 30
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 57 <11 <11 55 88
BUMETANIDE 56 <11 <11 56 81
LANTUS 54 <11 <11 57 73
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 50 <11 <11 58 250
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 July 13, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.