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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,399Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 1206

$833K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 18 out of 1206

721 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
42% 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 721 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 721 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 16,698 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

28 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
FUROSEMIDE 978 864 1 5
OMEPRAZOLE 920 678 2 3
ATENOLOL 834 741 3 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 787 671 4 12
SIMVASTATIN 751 642 5 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 749 599 6 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 658 500 S3 7 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 583 526 8 6
LISINOPRIL 552 479 9 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 440 374 10 9
METFORMIN HCL 382 307 11 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 380 346 12 13
RANITIDINE HCL 377 231 13 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 321 298 14 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 308 284 15 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 273 242 16 20
SERTRALINE HCL 262 243 17 22
ALLOPURINOL 259 212 18 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 259 224 18 11
GABAPENTIN 194 143 20 18
AZITHROMYCIN 181 145 21 46
TRAZODONE HCL 181 156 21 37
LOVASTATIN 179 168 23 44
FENTANYL 172 148 S2 24 51
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 172 114 24 54
NEXIUM 169 151 26 47
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 167 150 27 33
ADVAIR DISKUS 164 126 28 55
NABUMETONE 149 109 29 91
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 148 126 30 82
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 144 115 31 31
MIRTAZAPINE 136 136 32 50
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 132 132 33 15
TRAMADOL HCL 132 90 33 17
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 130 106 35 19
PEN NEEDLE 130 95 35 121
DONEPEZIL HCL 127 119 37 29
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 120 117 38 174
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 120 103 38 85
PREDNISONE 115 99 40 28
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 111 91 41 25
SPIRIVA 108 85 42 66
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 105 58 43 68
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 105 79 43 42
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 94 91 45 61
DIGOXIN 94 83 45 43
GLIMEPIRIDE 92 90 47 34
CRESTOR 92 73 47 30
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 91 80 49 119
CLOPIDOGREL 89 69 50 48
PROAIR HFA 87 35 51 49
PROPRANOLOL HCL 82 53 52 92
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 81 73 53 103
LACTULOSE 80 53 54 124
TAMSULOSIN HCL 75 56 55 26
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 75 57 55 45
LIPITOR 74 67 57 113
MELOXICAM 74 58 57 35
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 74 50 57 89
RAMIPRIL 74 67 57 96
FENOFIBRATE 74 62 57 56
GEMFIBROZIL 72 44 62 71
FINASTERIDE 67 62 63 90
LEVOTHROID 66 60 64 221
IBUPROFEN 65 33 65 116
HUMALOG 64 63 66 140
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 63 51 67 21
GLIPIZIDE XL 62 60 68 145
TERAZOSIN HCL 61 58 69 81
GLIPIZIDE 61 49 69 64
SINGULAIR 61 37 69 120
ACTOS 60 54 72 98
SYNTHROID 60 56 72 94
PLAVIX 59 48 74 72
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 57 53 R 75 59
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 56 44 76 134
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 56 40 76 86
PAROXETINE HCL 56 56 76 53
VERAPAMIL ER 55 43 79 97
RISPERIDONE 55 55 79 74
HALOPERIDOL 52 52 81 187
TRICOR 52 40 81 130
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 50 45 83 141
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 50 41 83 102
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. 3, 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.