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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,380Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 1206

$1.14M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 1206

607 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80%Patients 65 Years and Older
42% 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

7% of this provider’s 607 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 607 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 16,159 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$56 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
OMEPRAZOLE 974 837 1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 765 682 2 2
FUROSEMIDE 611 571 3 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 538 460 4 13
METFORMIN HCL 489 380 5 10
LISINOPRIL 455 363 6 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 445 391 7 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 435 274 S3 8 7
SIMVASTATIN 428 388 9 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 385 376 10 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 372 323 11 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 342 307 12 9
SERTRALINE HCL 267 221 13 22
ATENOLOL 261 215 14 14
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 241 220 15 31
RANITIDINE HCL 228 183 16 23
GABAPENTIN 219 160 17 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 213 186 18 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 202 156 19 15
TRAMADOL HCL 201 188 20 17
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 193 163 21 42
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 184 166 22 21
CLOPIDOGREL 181 175 23 48
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 180 178 24 20
MIRTAZAPINE 179 150 25 50
PREDNISONE 174 120 26 28
CYMBALTA 166 113 27 63
ROPINIROLE HCL 164 140 28 77
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 162 103 29 89
CARVEDILOL 162 155 29 32
GLIMEPIRIDE 161 133 31 34
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 158 142 32 19
FLUOXETINE HCL 146 65 33 52
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 144 131 34 169
DIOVAN 143 136 35 57
PLAVIX 134 130 36 72
TAMSULOSIN HCL 132 121 37 26
DILTIAZEM ER 127 114 38 83
ALLOPURINOL 127 87 38 24
DONEPEZIL HCL 124 114 40 29
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 123 61 41 25
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 122 94 42 45
DIGOXIN 121 114 43 43
CELEBREX 120 97 44 84
OXYCODONE HCL 118 53 S2 45 107
NABUMETONE 116 59 46 91
LEVOFLOXACIN 112 89 47 78
DETROL LA 109 96 48 125
BUPROPION XL 108 60 49 151
SINGULAIR 105 69 50 120
ADVAIR DISKUS 105 82 50 55
CITALOPRAM HBR 103 94 52 16
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 101 72 53 103
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 100 99 54 40
NEXIUM 98 55 55 47
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 96 24 R 56 80
PROAIR HFA 95 45 57 49
VERAPAMIL ER 95 86 57 97
SPIRIVA 95 66 57 66
RISPERIDONE 90 71 60 74
NAPROXEN 90 55 60 105
LOVASTATIN 90 86 60 44
TERAZOSIN HCL 88 77 63 81
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 85 85 64 54
SPIRONOLACTONE 84 81 65 41
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83 66 66 27
FINASTERIDE 83 81 66 90
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 82 36 R 68 59
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 80 60 69 86
CEPHALEXIN 79 71 70 62
NOVOLOG 78 56 71 100
LANTUS 76 72 72 38
INSULIN SYRINGE 75 53 73 111
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 73 60 74 33
NAMENDA 72 61 75 36
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 71 71 76 70
CRESTOR 69 47 77 30
VENTOLIN HFA 69 40 77 206
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 69 40 77 189
AZITHROMYCIN 69 58 77 46
VESICARE 67 49 81 148
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 67 24 S2 81 114
EVISTA 66 66 83 129
ACTOS 66 46 83 98
TIZANIDINE HCL 65 20 85 205
LEVEMIR 65 53 85 195
CHLORTHALIDONE 65 53 85 118
ZETIA 63 54 88 73
BUSPIRONE HCL 63 33 88 110
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 60 60 90 75
LANSOPRAZOLE 59 11 91 128
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 58 40 92 102
ABILIFY 57 28 93 154
AMOXICILLIN 56 43 94 122
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 56 53 94 67
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 55 42 96 82
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55 55 96 60
FENTANYL 53 45 S2 98 51
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 53 53 98 139
TRAZODONE HCL 52 34 100 37
HUMULIN 70-30 52 52 100 219
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 26, 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.