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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,153Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 18 out of 1206

$891K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 1206

674 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
34% 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

4% of this provider’s 674 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 674 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 15,633 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$49 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 885 799 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 797 722 2 2
LISINOPRIL 727 650 3 4
FUROSEMIDE 707 664 4 5
OMEPRAZOLE 621 533 5 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 538 500 6 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 417 343 7 9
METFORMIN HCL 364 288 8 10
ATENOLOL 327 297 9 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 298 294 10 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 297 265 11 20
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 276 249 S3 12 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 267 225 13 12
TRAMADOL HCL 256 206 14 17
CRESTOR 252 209 15 30
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 237 156 16 25
WARFARIN SODIUM 231 181 17 8
SERTRALINE HCL 215 195 18 22
GLIMEPIRIDE 215 179 18 34
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 207 181 20 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 206 190 21 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 202 167 22 16
ALLOPURINOL 190 181 23 24
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 186 172 24 67
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 181 175 25 19
MELOXICAM 161 155 26 35
NAMENDA 153 153 27 36
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 151 130 28 33
GABAPENTIN 147 119 29 18
CLOPIDOGREL 145 134 30 48
FENTANYL 144 115 S2 31 51
DONEPEZIL HCL 134 134 32 29
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 123 95 33 85
AZITHROMYCIN 121 93 34 46
PREDNISONE 121 103 34 28
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 120 113 36 76
PLAVIX 113 105 37 72
TAMSULOSIN HCL 111 111 38 26
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 103 88 39 86
LANTUS 99 97 40 38
SPIRIVA 98 84 41 66
BENAZEPRIL HCL 91 91 42 39
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 90 85 43 40
TRAZODONE HCL 87 49 44 37
DIGOXIN 85 83 45 43
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 85 78 45 104
PAROXETINE HCL 85 80 45 53
MIRTAZAPINE 84 72 48 50
BYSTOLIC 83 75 49 109
CARVEDILOL 82 82 50 32
ROPINIROLE HCL 81 73 51 77
RANITIDINE HCL 78 64 52 23
CEFDINIR 77 56 53 161
ACTOS 77 77 53 98
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 76 67 R 55 59
GLIPIZIDE 76 67 55 64
LOVASTATIN 75 75 57 44
LEVOFLOXACIN 74 60 58 78
LEVETIRACETAM 72 60 59 135
PROPRANOLOL HCL 70 57 60 92
NEXIUM 69 51 61 47
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 69 55 61 102
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 68 57 63 61
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 66 23 64 54
CELEBREX 64 47 65 84
CEPHALEXIN 64 49 65 62
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64 58 65 27
KLOR-CON M20 63 52 68 126
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 62 51 69 42
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 62 56 69 21
CYMBALTA 60 30 71 63
DETROL LA 60 49 71 125
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 60 42 R 71 80
VESICARE 58 58 74 148
ADVAIR DISKUS 58 48 74 55
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 57 54 76 134
PEN NEEDLE 57 36 76 121
RISPERIDONE 55 55 78 74
HUMALOG 55 52 78 140
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 53 48 80 45
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 53 52 80 123
PROAIR HFA 53 45 80 49
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 52 33 83 31
SUCRALFATE 51 48 84 143
DEXILANT 51 38 84 272
LYRICA 50 17 86 115
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. 5, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.