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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,263Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 114 out of 1206

$559K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 114 out of 1206

390 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74%Patients 65 Years and Older
55% 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

8% of this provider’s 390 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 390 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 8,483 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

$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 489 341 1 3
FUROSEMIDE 486 378 2 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 405 285 3 2
SIMVASTATIN 345 235 4 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 320 292 5 8
LISINOPRIL 312 203 6 4
ATENOLOL 294 247 7 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 263 206 8 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 220 179 9 15
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 216 162 10 27
METFORMIN HCL 216 128 10 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 191 149 12 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 189 115 S3 13 7
SERTRALINE HCL 185 147 14 22
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 177 119 15 31
LANTUS 171 98 16 38
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 154 123 17 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 142 99 18 13
TRAMADOL HCL 139 103 19 17
PREDNISONE 136 81 20 28
PROPRANOLOL HCL 128 50 21 92
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 127 98 22 6
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 117 105 23 82
PAROXETINE HCL 117 77 23 53
SPIRONOLACTONE 113 70 25 41
ALLOPURINOL 111 101 26 24
RANITIDINE HCL 109 60 27 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 107 107 28 29
GABAPENTIN 105 71 29 18
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 103 93 30 21
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 96 88 31 170
TAMSULOSIN HCL 94 86 32 26
GLIPIZIDE 87 56 33 64
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 86 54 34 19
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86 70 34 60
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 83 62 36 25
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 75 0 37 139
MIRTAZAPINE 73 65 38 50
NOVOLOG 72 45 39 100
SPIRIVA 72 46 39 66
ADVAIR DISKUS 71 30 41 55
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 70 60 42 20
FENTANYL 69 69 S2 43 51
CITALOPRAM HBR 69 69 43 16
TRAZODONE HCL 68 40 45 37
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 63 47 46 123
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 63 43 R 46 59
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 62 23 48 138
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 61 54 49 127
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 61 61 S2 49 114
ACETYLCYSTEINE 60 43 51 313
FINASTERIDE 59 57 52 90
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 58 54 53 200
BUSPIRONE HCL 56 48 54 110
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 55 16 R 55 80
INSULIN SYRINGE 55 29 55 111
IBUPROFEN 54 21 57 116
DETROL LA 54 32 57 125
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 53 12 59 86
LOVASTATIN 52 41 60 44
NYSTATIN 50 0 61 166
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 50 38 61 33
BACLOFEN 50 24 61 137
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 50 18 61 79
TRANSDERM-SCOP 50 28 61 288
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 May 20, 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.