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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,620Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 37 out of 1206

$726K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 38 out of 1206

506 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
40% 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

10% of this provider’s 506 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 506 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 12,845 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% 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

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 849 731 1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 549 516 2 2
FUROSEMIDE 542 488 3 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 499 359 S3 4 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 459 375 5 6
SIMVASTATIN 440 414 6 1
LISINOPRIL 395 325 7 4
METFORMIN HCL 312 240 8 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 286 242 9 12
RANITIDINE HCL 280 240 10 23
TRAMADOL HCL 280 225 10 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 267 228 12 25
ATENOLOL 256 231 13 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 250 212 14 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 226 197 15 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 224 216 16 9
LOVASTATIN 221 192 17 44
GABAPENTIN 221 179 17 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 218 154 19 8
ALLOPURINOL 213 179 20 24
MELOXICAM 201 175 21 35
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 181 156 22 27
CYMBALTA 152 107 23 63
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 148 148 24 40
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 148 129 24 13
FLUOXETINE HCL 145 108 26 52
BYSTOLIC 137 136 27 109
GLIMEPIRIDE 133 129 28 34
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 129 87 29 21
PREDNISONE 121 107 30 28
FENTANYL 121 91 S2 30 51
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 116 110 32 11
SPIRIVA 111 108 33 66
ROPINIROLE HCL 109 79 34 77
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 101 88 35 20
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 98 54 36 89
TAMSULOSIN HCL 96 95 37 26
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 95 89 38 76
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 94 84 39 33
TERAZOSIN HCL 90 88 40 81
PROAIR HFA 87 76 41 49
LEVOFLOXACIN 87 71 41 78
CRESTOR 87 87 41 30
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 84 56 R 44 80
CELEBREX 84 71 44 84
SUCRALFATE 81 60 46 143
CLOPIDOGREL 81 76 46 48
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 80 58 48 19
CARVEDILOL 78 67 49 32
DONEPEZIL HCL 76 76 50 29
IBUPROFEN 75 53 51 116
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 71 53 52 68
AZITHROMYCIN 71 54 52 46
GLYBURIDE 71 56 R 52 69
BUPROPION HCL SR 67 61 55 171
NAMENDA 67 67 55 36
ZETIA 67 63 55 73
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 63 59 58 141
ADVAIR DISKUS 61 47 59 55
EVISTA 58 44 60 129
HUMULIN 70-30 58 58 60 219
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 58 58 60 70
OLANZAPINE 57 55 63 156
DIOVAN HCT 57 50 63 112
NAPROXEN 57 43 63 105
LYRICA 56 30 66 115
CEPHALEXIN 54 37 67 62
MIRTAZAPINE 54 47 67 50
KLOR-CON 10 52 51 69 93
PLAVIX 50 50 70 72
LANTUS 50 42 70 38
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 17, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.