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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,989Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 160 out of 1206

$572K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 105 out of 1206

506 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
51% 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

9% of this provider’s 506 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 506 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 8,279 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

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $46 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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
LISINOPRIL 435 389 1 4
FUROSEMIDE 420 314 2 5
OMEPRAZOLE 377 277 3 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 331 261 4 2
SIMVASTATIN 294 252 5 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 237 208 6 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 230 201 7 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 227 194 8 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 216 210 9 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 215 206 10 8
TRAMADOL HCL 184 153 11 17
FENTANYL 169 93 S2 12 51
TAMSULOSIN HCL 147 106 13 26
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 145 83 S3 14 7
GABAPENTIN 138 88 15 18
METFORMIN HCL 135 118 16 10
CARVEDILOL 129 103 17 32
LANTUS 124 82 18 38
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120 119 19 11
ATENOLOL 115 85 20 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 115 106 20 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 113 113 22 29
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 112 97 23 13
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 107 85 24 61
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 105 80 25 25
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 104 75 26 31
RANITIDINE HCL 95 61 27 23
GLIMEPIRIDE 94 68 28 34
ALLOPURINOL 90 60 29 24
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 86 64 30 103
SERTRALINE HCL 86 59 30 22
PREDNISONE 85 69 32 28
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 80 73 33 70
LOVASTATIN 79 67 34 44
CLONIDINE HCL 78 78 35 88
NAMENDA 77 69 36 36
TRAZODONE HCL 76 57 37 37
CEFUROXIME 76 67 37 157
CRESTOR 73 61 39 30
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 71 49 40 40
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 71 43 S2 40 106
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 67 48 42 79
CITALOPRAM HBR 65 33 43 16
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64 39 44 60
SPIRONOLACTONE 64 39 44 41
CLOPIDOGREL 61 49 46 48
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 60 48 47 89
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 58 33 48 68
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 58 47 48 45
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 56 45 50 76
OXCARBAZEPINE 56 0 50 240
PLAVIX 55 41 52 72
BUPROPION XL 54 44 53 151
PAROXETINE HCL 54 48 53 53
NOVOLOG 54 27 53 100
LYRICA 53 29 56 115
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 52 42 57 184
DIGOXIN 51 43 58 43
ABILIFY 50 37 59 154
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 June 26, 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.