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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,407Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 39 out of 1206

$893K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 1206

485 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
56%Patients 65 Years and Older
80% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 485 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

27% of this provider’s 485 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 7,964 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

$58 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 841 409 S3 1 7
LISINOPRIL 502 264 2 4
FUROSEMIDE 479 310 3 5
SIMVASTATIN 471 269 4 1
OMEPRAZOLE 411 229 5 3
TRAMADOL HCL 396 249 6 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 323 212 7 8
METFORMIN HCL 292 133 8 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 268 140 9 2
GABAPENTIN 251 89 10 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 229 147 11 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 215 114 12 16
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 213 88 13 25
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 202 102 14 85
FENTANYL 194 75 S2 15 51
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 185 96 16 54
LYRICA 172 71 17 115
ATENOLOL 167 90 18 14
MELOXICAM 167 82 18 35
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 154 89 20 12
PROAIR HFA 145 43 21 49
ROPINIROLE HCL 135 73 22 77
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 129 82 23 6
HUMALOG 126 67 24 140
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 124 49 25 11
SPIRONOLACTONE 122 48 26 41
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 122 48 26 13
TRAZODONE HCL 121 83 28 37
PAROXETINE HCL 117 65 29 53
ADVAIR DISKUS 115 46 30 55
SPIRIVA 108 60 31 66
AMOXICILLIN 106 56 32 122
TAMSULOSIN HCL 103 48 33 26
CLOPIDOGREL 102 49 34 48
PREDNISONE 99 62 35 28
IBUPROFEN 99 21 35 116
KLOR-CON M20 99 75 35 126
LEVOFLOXACIN 93 53 38 78
LANTUS 93 46 38 38
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 85 54 40 15
PLAVIX 81 33 41 72
DONEPEZIL HCL 80 80 42 29
GLIMEPIRIDE 79 32 43 34
RISPERIDONE 75 44 44 74
PEN NEEDLE 74 30 45 121
CYMBALTA 73 37 46 63
CARVEDILOL 73 40 46 32
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 73 12 R 46 80
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 72 70 49 139
AZITHROMYCIN 72 35 49 46
MIRTAZAPINE 72 62 49 50
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 72 34 49 31
FAMOTIDINE 72 39 49 65
RANITIDINE HCL 72 17 49 23
DIGOXIN 70 62 55 43
JANUVIA 69 27 56 87
CLOZAPINE 68 40 57 191
CRESTOR 68 42 57 30
LEVETIRACETAM 68 30 57 135
SERTRALINE HCL 66 16 60 22
NOVOLOG 64 44 61 100
ALLOPURINOL 62 33 62 24
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 62 58 62 70
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 61 36 R 64 59
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 59 20 65 179
DIOVAN HCT 58 18 66 112
GLIPIZIDE ER 57 31 67 99
NAMENDA 56 56 68 36
VENTOLIN HFA 56 22 68 206
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 56 21 68 153
TIZANIDINE HCL 55 16 71 205
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 51 29 72 40
CARISOPRODOL 51 13 R 72 259
CEPHALEXIN 50 16 74 62
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 50 0 74 163
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 50 39 74 283
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 50 11 74 104
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 9, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.