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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,291Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 45 out of 1206

$628K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 73 out of 1206

531 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
35% 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

6% of this provider’s 531 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 531 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 12,859 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $46 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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 781 710 1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 538 477 2 2
FUROSEMIDE 485 449 3 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 481 453 4 9
SIMVASTATIN 481 424 4 1
GABAPENTIN 438 359 6 18
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 385 321 S3 7 7
METFORMIN HCL ER 349 306 8 58
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 301 249 9 15
JANTOVEN 288 261 10 95
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 273 258 11 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 260 248 12 29
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 255 243 13 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 236 230 14 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 231 217 15 26
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 222 173 16 33
SERTRALINE HCL 213 180 17 22
LISINOPRIL 203 158 18 4
PREDNISONE 192 181 19 28
TRAMADOL HCL 185 141 20 17
GLIPIZIDE ER 185 161 20 99
WARFARIN SODIUM 161 161 22 8
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 150 136 23 42
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 148 124 24 31
TERAZOSIN HCL 139 106 25 81
SPIRONOLACTONE 135 116 26 41
ATENOLOL 134 97 27 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 132 119 28 11
RANITIDINE HCL 127 75 29 23
INSULIN SYRINGE 126 107 30 111
BENAZEPRIL HCL 118 101 31 39
CITALOPRAM HBR 115 114 32 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 111 100 33 13
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 109 86 34 25
GLIPIZIDE 106 81 35 64
NAMENDA 105 93 36 36
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 103 98 37 61
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 102 90 38 40
PROAIR HFA 101 79 39 49
FLUOXETINE HCL 98 70 40 52
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 98 78 R 40 59
ALLOPURINOL 97 86 42 24
MELOXICAM 97 87 42 35
RISPERIDONE 95 68 44 74
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 95 77 44 67
MIRTAZAPINE 94 85 46 50
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87 82 47 60
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 85 63 48 68
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 83 82 49 21
KLOR-CON M20 80 80 50 126
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 78 39 R 51 80
CLOPIDOGREL 77 67 52 48
PAROXETINE HCL 75 64 53 53
METFORMIN HCL 74 57 54 10
LANTUS 72 59 55 38
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 71 54 56 209
ABILIFY 69 0 57 154
CARVEDILOL 68 68 58 32
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 66 54 59 19
HUMULIN 70-30 64 58 60 219
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 64 53 60 70
FENTANYL 63 60 S2 62 51
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 62 62 63 123
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 62 62 63 54
JANUVIA 60 59 65 87
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 60 51 65 79
GLIPIZIDE XL 58 48 67 145
NEXIUM 58 46 67 47
BACLOFEN 58 32 67 137
DETROL LA 58 34 67 125
ROPINIROLE HCL 57 48 71 77
CEPHALEXIN 57 50 71 62
AMOXICILLIN 55 46 73 122
DIGOXIN 54 50 74 43
IMIPRAMINE HCL 53 40 R 75 283
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 53 16 75 153
ADVAIR DISKUS 51 49 77 55
PLAVIX 50 40 78 72
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.