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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,498Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 106 out of 1206

$518K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 148 out of 1206

455 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

5% of this provider’s 455 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 455 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 11,726 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

16% 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

27 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
SIMVASTATIN 740 701 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 475 419 2 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 427 409 3 12
FUROSEMIDE 422 409 4 5
ATENOLOL 397 362 5 14
LISINOPRIL 383 374 6 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 337 319 7 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 327 304 S3 8 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 324 308 9 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 246 224 10 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 242 232 11 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 228 228 12 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 222 222 13 11
GABAPENTIN 202 195 14 18
MELOXICAM 180 176 15 35
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 174 174 16 15
MIRTAZAPINE 166 164 17 50
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 165 157 18 13
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 163 151 19 27
ALLOPURINOL 160 140 20 24
PREDNISONE 158 155 21 28
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 153 150 22 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 147 134 23 25
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 141 141 24 20
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 134 127 25 45
DILTIAZEM ER 124 124 26 83
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 116 106 27 60
LOVASTATIN 106 104 28 44
METFORMIN HCL 104 95 29 10
PROAIR HFA 103 101 30 49
CLOPIDOGREL 99 99 31 48
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 93 85 32 21
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 93 93 32 33
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 90 85 34 31
DIGOXIN 88 88 35 43
PLAVIX 81 81 36 72
DIOVAN 81 73 36 57
LANTUS 79 79 38 38
TRAMADOL HCL 79 78 38 17
PAROXETINE HCL 79 79 38 53
DIOVAN HCT 78 78 41 112
CRESTOR 78 47 41 30
TRAZODONE HCL 76 50 43 37
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 75 75 44 70
FENTANYL 73 69 S2 45 51
GLIMEPIRIDE 71 67 46 34
CARVEDILOL 70 70 47 32
CEFDINIR 69 61 48 161
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 69 54 48 42
AZITHROMYCIN 68 65 50 46
PROPRANOLOL HCL 68 57 50 92
DONEPEZIL HCL 66 66 52 29
FINASTERIDE 66 66 52 90
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 65 65 S2 54 114
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 64 61 55 61
TAMSULOSIN HCL 60 60 56 26
SPIRIVA 59 59 57 66
SPIRONOLACTONE 57 51 58 41
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 56 56 59 75
ADVAIR DISKUS 52 52 60 55
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 51 49 61 102
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 Jan. 31, 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.