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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,332Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 43 out of 1206

$771K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 29 out of 1206

443 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68%Patients 65 Years and Older
60% 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

11% of this provider’s 443 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 443 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 9,525 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

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $46 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 731 334 S3 1 7
SIMVASTATIN 666 476 2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 526 370 3 3
FUROSEMIDE 511 371 4 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 428 292 5 2
LISINOPRIL 408 276 6 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 370 263 7 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 316 252 8 9
ATENOLOL 271 202 9 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 270 216 10 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 259 198 11 8
METFORMIN HCL 241 168 12 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 215 152 13 15
TRAMADOL HCL 204 105 14 17
GABAPENTIN 194 98 15 18
ZETIA 187 117 16 73
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 153 142 17 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 151 126 18 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 146 94 19 16
CLOPIDOGREL 144 109 20 48
FAMOTIDINE 142 96 21 65
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 142 110 21 40
PREDNISONE 141 49 23 28
GLIMEPIRIDE 139 97 24 34
METHOCARBAMOL 135 41 R 25 185
CEPHALEXIN 126 93 26 62
CYMBALTA 125 47 27 63
ALLOPURINOL 122 83 28 24
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 121 29 S2 29 181
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 121 76 29 25
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 117 60 31 54
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 116 83 32 61
SPIRONOLACTONE 115 67 33 41
DIGOXIN 115 83 33 43
TRAZODONE HCL 115 86 33 37
PROAIR HFA 115 56 33 49
MELOXICAM 114 52 37 35
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 113 91 38 45
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 109 82 39 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 109 70 39 26
NEXIUM 108 39 41 47
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 99 41 S3 42 155
INSULIN SYRINGE 94 47 43 111
PLAVIX 84 66 44 72
RANITIDINE HCL 82 28 45 23
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 81 71 46 89
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 79 24 S2 47 106
NOVOLOG 76 32 48 100
LANTUS 71 26 49 38
LYRICA 70 44 50 115
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69 49 51 27
ROPINIROLE HCL 68 37 52 77
NABUMETONE 67 29 53 91
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 67 55 53 33
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 65 49 55 19
GLIPIZIDE 65 55 55 64
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 64 13 R 57 80
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 64 39 57 68
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 62 34 R 59 59
KLOR-CON 10 62 29 59 93
CRESTOR 62 39 59 30
AZITHROMYCIN 61 36 62 46
ADVAIR DISKUS 60 45 63 55
COMBIVENT 59 31 64 150
DONEPEZIL HCL 57 50 65 29
LEVOFLOXACIN 57 20 65 78
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 57 30 65 131
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 57 35 65 42
LIPITOR 57 35 65 113
SPIRIVA 55 38 70 66
SERTRALINE HCL 54 26 71 22
CARVEDILOL 54 32 71 32
FENTANYL 54 33 S2 71 51
IBUPROFEN 53 44 74 116
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53 31 74 60
CELEBREX 52 39 76 84
TOPIRAMATE 52 0 76 168
TRICOR 52 0 76 130
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 51 29 79 119
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 Sept. 9, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.