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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,122Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 1206

$1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 1206

724 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
50% 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 724 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 724 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 17,839 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

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $46 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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 963 795 1 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 884 774 2 12
FUROSEMIDE 870 761 3 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 737 696 4 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 663 548 5 2
SIMVASTATIN 602 489 6 1
LISINOPRIL 594 518 7 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 571 517 8 9
TRAMADOL HCL 496 337 9 17
ATENOLOL 436 369 10 14
METFORMIN HCL 370 328 11 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 369 240 S3 12 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 364 339 13 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 316 299 14 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 280 222 15 21
GABAPENTIN 265 159 16 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 264 218 17 11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 264 239 17 40
BENAZEPRIL HCL 235 214 19 39
JANUVIA 217 200 20 87
DONEPEZIL HCL 216 216 21 29
CARVEDILOL 214 186 22 32
CITALOPRAM HBR 204 178 23 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 199 157 24 76
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 193 166 25 13
DIGOXIN 190 166 26 43
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 184 173 27 60
LEVOFLOXACIN 180 137 28 78
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 179 152 29 33
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 170 167 30 20
ALLOPURINOL 168 136 31 24
NAMENDA 155 155 32 36
CILOSTAZOL 154 129 33 261
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 150 119 R 34 136
SERTRALINE HCL 150 112 34 22
CLOPIDOGREL 144 119 36 48
KLOR-CON 10 144 116 36 93
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 132 74 38 25
BUMETANIDE 129 117 39 101
PAROXETINE HCL 127 115 40 53
GLYBURIDE 127 103 R 40 69
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 127 116 40 67
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 125 114 43 19
RANITIDINE HCL 121 74 44 23
TRAZODONE HCL 120 56 45 37
DETROL LA 117 105 46 125
LANTUS 117 79 46 38
TAMSULOSIN HCL 109 99 48 26
ROPINIROLE HCL 103 84 49 77
SPIRONOLACTONE 102 99 50 41
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 102 94 50 31
FENTANYL 101 91 S2 52 51
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 97 44 53 68
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 95 77 54 54
NEXIUM 95 49 54 47
MELOXICAM 92 59 56 35
PLAVIX 91 73 57 72
PREMARIN 90 53 R 58 147
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 89 61 59 42
CLONIDINE HCL 88 83 60 88
DILTIAZEM ER 85 67 61 83
TERAZOSIN HCL 84 71 62 81
FENOFIBRATE 84 72 62 56
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82 67 64 27
ACTOS 81 77 65 98
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 80 74 66 61
GLIMEPIRIDE 78 52 67 34
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 74 22 R 68 80
LANSOPRAZOLE 74 36 68 128
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 73 37 70 86
CELEBREX 73 59 70 84
AZITHROMYCIN 72 55 72 46
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 72 45 72 127
CARBAMAZEPINE 71 27 74 146
ZETIA 70 54 75 73
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 69 58 76 82
CYMBALTA 68 29 77 63
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 68 59 77 102
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 63 52 79 138
LYRICA 62 17 80 115
RISPERIDONE 62 53 80 74
SPIRIVA 60 48 82 66
VERAPAMIL ER 58 58 83 97
PEN NEEDLE 57 26 84 121
GLIPIZIDE 57 57 84 64
IBUPROFEN 56 50 86 116
MIRTAZAPINE 53 52 87 50
SYMBICORT 52 39 88 193
CARISOPRODOL 52 0 R 88 259
LEVETIRACETAM 50 35 90 135
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 50 26 90 70
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 4, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.