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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,639Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 100 out of 1206

$590K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 96 out of 1206

355 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94%Patients 65 Years and Older
32% 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 355 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 355 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 11,961 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

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $46 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 528 520 1 31
OMEPRAZOLE 482 452 2 3
FUROSEMIDE 482 467 2 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 448 425 4 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 407 393 5 2
LISINOPRIL 359 353 6 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 351 336 7 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 342 315 8 12
SIMVASTATIN 331 311 9 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 327 297 S3 10 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 260 254 11 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 259 247 12 15
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 218 218 13 79
DONEPEZIL HCL 212 212 14 29
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 197 197 15 9
GABAPENTIN 177 174 16 18
ATENOLOL 158 152 17 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 144 144 18 11
NAMENDA 139 139 19 36
CITALOPRAM HBR 126 126 20 16
TRAZODONE HCL 122 117 21 37
ALLOPURINOL 122 122 21 24
SEROQUEL 119 119 23 164
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 119 111 23 86
MIRTAZAPINE 113 100 25 50
SPIRIVA 113 113 25 66
TRAMADOL HCL 109 66 27 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 108 107 28 13
CARVEDILOL 106 102 29 32
CEPHALEXIN 103 93 30 62
DIGOXIN 101 101 31 43
SERTRALINE HCL 100 89 32 22
CLOPIDOGREL 89 89 33 48
LANTUS 89 89 33 38
SPIRONOLACTONE 89 82 33 41
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86 86 36 108
CYMBALTA 79 79 37 63
PLAVIX 78 78 38 72
RANITIDINE HCL 78 78 38 23
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 77 67 40 42
PREDNISONE 77 73 40 28
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 73 73 42 40
LEVOFLOXACIN 72 69 43 78
NEXIUM 71 52 44 47
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 70 70 45 19
METFORMIN HCL 69 69 46 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 68 68 47 20
ADVAIR DISKUS 66 66 48 55
PROAIR HFA 64 57 49 49
CELEBREX 63 63 50 84
MELOXICAM 60 60 51 35
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60 58 51 27
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 59 53 53 103
PAROXETINE HCL 53 53 54 53
LYRICA 53 53 54 115
AZITHROMYCIN 53 51 54 46
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 51 39 57 102
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 51 43 57 25
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 51 42 57 68
BUMETANIDE 50 50 60 101
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 Aug. 24, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.