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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,774Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 36 out of 1206

$699K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 46 out of 1206

492 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92%Patients 65 Years and Older
27% 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 Average for
this specialty
in Iowa
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 492 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 492 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 14,652 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $46 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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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.

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
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Iowa
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 703 663 1 6
SIMVASTATIN 657 645 2 1
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 650 629 3 11
FUROSEMIDE 614 567 4 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 602 547 5 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 527 514 6 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 524 470 7 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 487 439 8 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 359 350 9 15
OMEPRAZOLE 341 325 10 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 298 287 11 12
LISINOPRIL 251 239 12 4
RAMIPRIL 219 219 13 96
ALLOPURINOL 217 214 14 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 211 189 15 26
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 210 204 16 19
FENOFIBRATE 186 183 17 56
METFORMIN HCL 182 163 18 10
CRESTOR 182 164 18 30
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 174 157 S3 20 7
DONEPEZIL HCL 166 157 21 29
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 152 151 22 70
PAROXETINE HCL 142 120 23 53
SERTRALINE HCL 142 142 23 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 139 120 25 21
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 138 124 26 40
DIOVAN 132 103 27 57
SPIRONOLACTONE 127 123 28 41
BENAZEPRIL HCL 122 117 29 39
CARVEDILOL 119 100 30 32
EVISTA 118 115 31 129
MIRTAZAPINE 116 91 32 50
TRAZODONE HCL 112 112 33 37
DIGOXIN 109 109 34 43
QUINAPRIL HCL 108 104 35 117
TRAMADOL HCL 104 96 36 17
PREDNISONE 102 98 37 28
CLOPIDOGREL 101 88 38 48
GABAPENTIN 101 92 38 18
CEPHALEXIN 96 95 40 62
NAMENDA 95 95 41 36
TRICOR 90 79 42 130
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 87 82 43 61
SPIRIVA 87 87 43 66
AZITHROMYCIN 86 74 45 46
BYSTOLIC 83 83 46 109
ZETIA 82 79 47 73
LANTUS 82 82 47 38
ATENOLOL 81 81 49 14
CLONIDINE HCL 72 72 50 88
LYRICA 69 69 51 115
PLAVIX 67 63 52 72
DILTIAZEM ER 67 65 52 83
PROAIR HFA 64 58 54 49
CEFDINIR 64 64 54 161
LOVAZA 64 64 54 224
FLUOXETINE HCL 63 56 57 52
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 62 62 58 67
CELEBREX 62 62 58 84
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 60 57 60 20
GLYBURIDE 58 58 R 61 69
DIOVAN HCT 58 48 61 112
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 57 37 63 86
GLIPIZIDE ER 55 54 64 99
TERAZOSIN HCL 54 54 65 81
GLIPIZIDE 53 53 66 64
CARBAMAZEPINE 53 36 66 146
METOLAZONE 53 46 66 158
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 51 46 69 76
GLIPIZIDE XL 51 39 69 145
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths 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.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • 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. 17, 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.