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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,274Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 74 out of 298

$347K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 80 out of 298

204 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older
69% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 204 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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 358 295 46 1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 326 301 40 2 1
FUROSEMIDE 309 267 34 3 5
LISINOPRIL 229 218 33 4 4
SIMVASTATIN 182 151 29 5 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 181 151 19 6 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 150 128 16 7 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 150 132 19 7 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 146 134 20 9 19
SERTRALINE HCL 140 <11 <11 10 20
TRAMADOL HCL 139 100 25 11 16
NAMENDA 123 <11 <11 12 29
FLUOXETINE HCL 121 102 17 13 45
METFORMIN HCL 119 119 15 14 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108 103* 23 15 14
ATENOLOL 105 105 13 16 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 102 97* 17 17 13
CARVEDILOL 100 78 11 18 24
RISPERIDONE 92 <11 <11 A 19 62
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 90 <11 <11 A 20 47
RANITIDINE HCL 89 <11 <11 21 54
DONEPEZIL HCL 88 <11 <11 22 23
LORAZEPAM 84 61 14 B 23 30
DIGOX 84 84 11 23 66
CLOZAPINE 81 <11 <11 A 25 105
OLANZAPINE 77 <11 <11 A 26 119
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 77 <11 <11 26 10
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 74 <11 <11 28 155
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 72 67* 14 29 9
MIRTAZAPINE 71 <11 <11 30 42
GABAPENTIN 67 <11 <11 31 18
MELOXICAM 66 51 12 32 39
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 63 <11 <11 33 107
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 60 55* 15 34 31
CLOPIDOGREL 57 <11 <11 35 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 52 <11 <11 36 21
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 Jan. 16, 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.