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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,864Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 28 out of 1206

$765K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 30 out of 1206

648 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
34% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 648 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 14,184 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $46 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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
SIMVASTATIN 1,090 929 1 1
LISINOPRIL 820 661 2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 750 613 3 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 521 453 4 8
FUROSEMIDE 503 405 5 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 489 457 6 9
OMEPRAZOLE 442 335 7 3
METFORMIN HCL 441 362 8 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 418 381 9 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 330 298 10 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 301 289 11 20
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 285 271 12 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 262 216 13 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 232 199 14 12
ATENOLOL 221 198 15 14
SERTRALINE HCL 211 195 16 22
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 211 167 16 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 210 175 18 25
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 187 179 19 21
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 186 124 S3 20 7
PAROXETINE HCL 175 108 21 53
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 163 158 22 68
FLUOXETINE HCL 151 92 23 52
FENOFIBRATE 147 109 24 56
CARVEDILOL 144 122 25 32
DONEPEZIL HCL 141 141 26 29
FELODIPINE ER 141 123 26 171
TRAMADOL HCL 138 102 28 17
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 135 116 29 70
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 134 134 30 40
NIASPAN 133 112 31 132
GABAPENTIN 129 90 32 18
TRAZODONE HCL 127 108 33 37
RANITIDINE HCL 125 92 34 23
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 124 113 35 33
CITALOPRAM HBR 124 100 35 16
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 121 116 37 31
DIOVAN 113 113 38 57
CEPHALEXIN 112 93 39 62
SPIRONOLACTONE 111 105 40 41
GLIPIZIDE 110 80 41 64
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 107 97 42 45
CRESTOR 102 91 43 30
NEXIUM 99 73 44 47
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 98 80 45 42
ALLOPURINOL 95 88 46 24
QUINAPRIL HCL 95 91 46 117
DIGOXIN 85 68 48 43
COMBIVENT 85 80 48 150
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 82 70 R 50 59
FAMOTIDINE 80 72 51 65
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 78 61 52 85
PROAIR HFA 78 52 52 49
PEN NEEDLE 77 62 54 121
CLOPIDOGREL 77 68 54 48
LANTUS 71 31 56 38
NAMENDA 71 71 56 36
KLOR-CON M20 71 56 56 126
GLIMEPIRIDE 70 47 59 34
INSULIN SYRINGE 70 43 59 111
CLONIDINE HCL 69 69 61 88
BUSPIRONE HCL 68 54 62 110
CYMBALTA 68 56 62 63
TAMSULOSIN HCL 66 64 64 26
GEMFIBROZIL 66 63 64 71
GLIPIZIDE ER 66 51 64 99
ZETIA 60 60 67 73
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 54 51 68 67
PREDNISONE 51 38 69 28
DILTIAZEM ER 51 40 69 83
PROPRANOLOL HCL 51 34 69 92
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 50 44 72 54
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 Nov. 27, 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.