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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,568Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 1206

$988K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 1206

583 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%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 583 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 583 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 19,007 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,008 946 1 13
SIMVASTATIN 858 766 2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 686 580 3 2
SYNTHROID 619 582 4 94
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 572 534 5 15
OMEPRAZOLE 554 469 6 3
LISINOPRIL 547 508 7 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 540 506 8 12
FUROSEMIDE 535 470 9 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 485 461 10 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 450 366 S3 11 7
METFORMIN HCL 437 404 12 10
CRESTOR 422 381 13 30
TRAMADOL HCL 339 304 14 17
BENAZEPRIL HCL 310 273 15 39
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 306 289 16 33
KLOR-CON 10 294 261 17 93
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 289 225 18 25
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 241 221 19 11
ALLOPURINOL 223 201 20 24
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 222 201 21 31
NAMENDA 216 216 22 36
MELOXICAM 207 196 23 35
WARFARIN SODIUM 197 182 24 8
COUMADIN 174 172 25 207
LANSOPRAZOLE 171 162 26 128
NABUMETONE 169 110 27 91
CEPHALEXIN 167 141 28 62
DIGOXIN 164 150 29 43
LIPITOR 163 157 30 113
LEVOFLOXACIN 163 135 30 78
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 160 159 32 19
CEFDINIR 158 131 33 161
AZITHROMYCIN 157 123 34 46
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 150 128 R 35 136
ACTOS 150 132 35 98
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 149 134 37 9
CARVEDILOL 147 147 38 32
PREDNISONE 138 130 39 28
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 138 126 39 70
SPIRONOLACTONE 137 129 41 41
DONEPEZIL HCL 133 133 42 29
ADVAIR DISKUS 131 102 43 55
EXELON 131 131 43 149
TAMSULOSIN HCL 128 100 45 26
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 127 118 46 67
METFORMIN HCL ER 123 115 47 58
PAROXETINE HCL 119 97 48 53
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 117 97 49 21
ATENOLOL 117 106 49 14
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 114 95 R 51 80
GABAPENTIN 105 72 52 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 103 71 53 16
SERTRALINE HCL 102 67 54 22
CALCITRIOL 102 102 54 203
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 100 79 56 42
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 98 89 R 57 59
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 96 69 58 102
VESICARE 95 90 59 148
CLOPIDOGREL 94 94 60 48
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 94 86 60 61
RANITIDINE HCL 94 70 60 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 93 93 63 20
NEXIUM 93 42 63 47
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 93 70 63 85
QUINAPRIL HCL 93 78 63 117
EVISTA 91 91 67 129
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90 90 68 27
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 88 88 69 40
CELEBREX 86 86 70 84
RAMIPRIL 85 85 71 96
MIRTAZAPINE 84 84 72 50
IRBESARTAN 82 73 73 238
TRAZODONE HCL 80 34 74 37
PROAIR HFA 78 61 75 49
DIOVAN 71 58 76 57
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 70 64 77 76
FENTANYL 69 60 S2 78 51
ZETIA 68 53 79 73
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 68 59 R 79 249
LANTUS 66 66 81 38
PLAVIX 62 62 82 72
NITROFURANTOIN 60 47 83 173
BACLOFEN 59 24 84 137
LATANOPROST 56 56 85 232
LYRICA 55 51 86 115
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 55 53 86 86
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 55 47 86 134
PROPRANOLOL HCL 54 41 89 92
PEN NEEDLE 54 44 89 121
DIOVAN HCT 53 53 91 112
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 52 40 92 45
PROMETHAZINE HCL 51 32 R 93 215
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.