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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,104Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 124 out of 267

$196K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 127 out of 267

180 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older
43% 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

7% of this provider’s 180 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 180 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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
SIMVASTATIN 209 185 35 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 164 130 28 2 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 131 96 30 3 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 112 90 24 4 6
OMEPRAZOLE 105 91 18 5 5
METFORMIN HCL 104 79 20 6 12
TRAZODONE HCL 84 52 13 7 36
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 81 57 14 8 105
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 79 74* 12 9 11
LISINOPRIL 77 56 18 10 3
FUROSEMIDE 76 64 19 11 4
METFORMIN HCL ER 71 <11 <11 12 66
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 69 54 14 13 33
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 67 18 16 14 130
ALPRAZOLAM 65 <11 <11 B 15 47
PAROXETINE HCL 64 <11 <11 16 60
TRAMADOL HCL 64 38 14 16 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 62 <11 <11 18 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59 54* 14 19 7
CRESTOR 57 <11 <11 20 28
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 56 <11 <11 R 21 119
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 54 <11 <11 22 68
ALLOPURINOL 53 <11 <11 23 22
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 Sept. 28, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.