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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,128Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 1206

$945K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 1206

688 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%Patients 65 Years and Older
59% 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

11% of this provider’s 688 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 688 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 22,194 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $46 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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
FUROSEMIDE 1,094 1,068 1 5
OMEPRAZOLE 963 932 2 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 767 738 S3 3 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 734 699 4 2
LISINOPRIL 707 695 5 4
SIMVASTATIN 706 678 6 1
CITALOPRAM HBR 646 595 7 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 576 551 8 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 563 554 9 9
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 560 535 10 31
WARFARIN SODIUM 505 505 11 8
ATENOLOL 397 385 12 14
METFORMIN HCL 384 335 13 10
TRAZODONE HCL 367 361 14 37
GLIPIZIDE 339 329 15 64
ROPINIROLE HCL 312 308 16 77
ECONAZOLE NITRATE 283 267 17 225
NAMENDA 281 265 18 36
DONEPEZIL HCL 280 278 19 29
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 246 227 20 12
GABAPENTIN 244 228 21 18
PREDNISONE 243 232 22 28
TRAMADOL HCL 240 238 23 17
SPIRONOLACTONE 240 224 23 41
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 240 232 23 40
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 208 203 26 11
RANITIDINE HCL 197 196 27 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 183 183 28 26
SERTRALINE HCL 175 175 29 22
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 174 167 30 19
MIRTAZAPINE 165 165 31 50
GLIPIZIDE ER 161 159 32 99
CLOPIDOGREL 158 147 33 48
LANTUS 153 151 34 38
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 145 144 35 70
HYDROCORTISONE BUTYRATE 141 140 10 36 265
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 133 128 37 13
ALLOPURINOL 127 115 38 24
RISPERIDONE 126 123 39 74
NOVOLIN N 119 110 40 239
PROPRANOLOL HCL 118 118 41 92
BUSPIRONE HCL 118 118 41 110
NOVOLIN 70-30 117 117 43 212
CYMBALTA 116 104 44 63
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 114 113 45 15
METHADONE HCL 114 100 S2 45 167
NEXIUM 114 114 45 47
EXELON 109 104 48 149
BUMETANIDE 108 108 49 101
MELOXICAM 108 108 49 35
HYDRALAZINE HCL 106 106 51 159
HYDROXYZINE HCL 105 105 R 52 233
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 104 104 53 67
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 101 97 54 79
METOLAZONE 98 94 55 158
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 97 97 56 142
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 97 97 56 119
PLAVIX 93 86 58 72
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 91 89 59 127
CARVEDILOL 90 78 60 32
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 88 84 61 134
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 84 84 62 89
HALOPERIDOL 83 83 63 187
ADVAIR DISKUS 83 77 63 55
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 82 79 65 21
MIDODRINE HCL 80 68 66 294
BYSTOLIC 79 79 67 109
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 78 77 68 68
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 77 77 69 45
DILTIAZEM ER 77 77 69 83
FLUOXETINE HCL 75 69 71 52
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 73 71 72 61
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72 65 73 27
ACTOS 68 64 74 98
AGGRENOX 67 67 75 176
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 67 66 75 33
OLANZAPINE 66 66 77 156
DIGOXIN 65 65 78 43
SPIRIVA 64 63 79 66
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 64 55 79 42
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 63 58 S2 81 114
SEROQUEL 60 60 82 164
FENTANYL 60 58 S2 82 51
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 60 60 82 20
LEVETIRACETAM 59 59 85 135
BACLOFEN 58 58 86 137
KLOR-CON 10 57 57 87 93
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 56 46 88 76
CRESTOR 55 55 89 30
GLYBURIDE 55 55 R 89 69
CLONIDINE HCL 54 54 91 88
JANUVIA 54 54 91 87
LACTULOSE 54 49 91 124
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 54 53 91 86
DIOVAN 53 53 95 57
DILTIAZEM HCL 53 53 95 236
CLOTRIMAZOLE 53 48 95 262
NYSTATIN 53 51 95 166
ACARBOSE 53 50 95 334
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 52 51 100 54
TERAZOSIN HCL 52 52 100 81
ABILIFY 52 47 100 154
LEVOFLOXACIN 51 48 103 78
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 51 51 103 75
LANSOPRAZOLE 51 51 103 128
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 June 21, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.