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JEAN EICHMEIER PA-C

510 BANK STREET MCFARLAND CLINIC PC

Webster city | Iowa | 50595

(515) 832-6700

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Physician Assistant

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,191Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 246

$264K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 37 out of 246

304 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80%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
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this specialty
in Iowa
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 304 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 13%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 5,670 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$37 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 12.


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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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 430 337 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 347 331 2 1
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 339 328 3 9
OMEPRAZOLE 332 279 4 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 227 203 5 13
LISINOPRIL 194 149 6 4
METFORMIN HCL 185 173 7 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 166 154 8 7
BENAZEPRIL HCL 162 158 9 58
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 156 125 10 15
ATENOLOL 146 134 11 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 136 126 12 10
TRAZODONE HCL 130 99 13 22
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 128 114 14 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 121 115 15 21
FUROSEMIDE 117 107 16 6
FLUOXETINE HCL 111 89 17 41
SERTRALINE HCL 109 103 18 20
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 98 92 19 48
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 94 55 S3 20 5
CRESTOR 89 78 21 34
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 82 29 22 24
PROPRANOLOL HCL 80 61 23 171
GABAPENTIN 76 51 24 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 73 64 25 12
DILTIAZEM ER 66 62 26 114
DIOVAN 62 62 27 78
CITALOPRAM HBR 61 25 28 16
SPIRONOLACTONE 61 61 28 68
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 55 52 30 95
ALLOPURINOL 55 43 30 54
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52 47 32 76
RANITIDINE HCL 51 20 33 30
PAROXETINE HCL 50 38 34 61
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 Dec. 19, 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.