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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,527Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 1206

$1.33M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 1206

608 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68%Patients 65 Years and Older
56% 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

7% of this provider’s 608 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 608 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 14,058 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$65 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $46 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 770 562 1 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 706 602 2 6
SIMVASTATIN 657 526 3 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 492 312 S3 4 7
OMEPRAZOLE 474 282 5 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 455 336 6 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 423 330 7 21
METFORMIN HCL 408 285 8 10
LISINOPRIL 405 264 9 4
FUROSEMIDE 365 299 10 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 333 252 11 9
FENOFIBRATE 301 217 12 56
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 272 210 13 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 271 187 14 13
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 258 225 15 19
GABAPENTIN 257 149 16 18
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 249 183 17 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 242 200 18 11
ALLOPURINOL 234 218 19 24
MELOXICAM 222 116 20 35
CRESTOR 210 141 21 30
CYMBALTA 204 90 22 63
TRAZODONE HCL 201 142 23 37
RANITIDINE HCL 198 120 24 23
GLIMEPIRIDE 195 126 25 34
TRAMADOL HCL 188 117 26 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 187 147 27 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 184 115 28 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 183 137 29 16
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 170 115 30 25
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 170 141 30 20
CLOPIDOGREL 163 113 32 48
ADVAIR DISKUS 158 106 33 55
ROPINIROLE HCL 155 84 34 77
SPIRIVA 154 115 35 66
TRICOR 153 69 36 130
NIASPAN 147 102 37 132
CARVEDILOL 144 131 38 32
BENAZEPRIL HCL 136 131 39 39
NEXIUM 132 84 40 47
PROAIR HFA 129 65 41 49
LYRICA 127 81 42 115
SERTRALINE HCL 125 92 43 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 123 85 44 54
ABILIFY 119 25 45 154
NAMENDA 117 103 46 36
PAROXETINE HCL 117 63 46 53
SYNTHROID 111 90 48 94
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111 95 48 133
PLAVIX 109 76 50 72
BYSTOLIC 109 104 50 109
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 109 39 50 31
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 108 0 R 53 80
DONEPEZIL HCL 108 91 53 29
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106 98 55 60
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 105 93 56 76
MIRTAZAPINE 105 71 56 50
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 98 63 58 70
ATENOLOL 91 70 59 14
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90 78 60 108
SPIRONOLACTONE 86 50 61 41
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 81 81 62 40
ENABLEX 81 50 62 248
DIOVAN 79 68 64 57
JANUVIA 78 45 65 87
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 77 49 66 163
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 77 44 66 103
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 77 39 66 189
SINGULAIR 76 45 69 120
ZETIA 76 59 69 73
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 75 50 71 42
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 75 22 71 89
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 74 62 73 142
FINASTERIDE 73 67 74 90
SYMBICORT 73 61 74 193
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 73 42 S2 74 114
NAPROXEN 73 37 74 105
NASONEX 73 32 74 251
LOVASTATIN 70 41 79 44
BUSPIRONE HCL 69 31 80 110
PREDNISONE 68 46 81 28
ACTOS 68 42 81 98
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 67 32 83 102
CELEBREX 66 49 84 84
LEVETIRACETAM 66 57 84 135
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 65 40 86 33
SEROQUEL XR 62 23 87 310
IBUPROFEN 62 0 87 116
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 62 61 87 75
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 60 30 90 153
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 58 30 91 119
PROPRANOLOL HCL 58 34 91 92
NYSTATIN 56 46 93 166
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 55 38 R 94 59
EVISTA 53 53 95 129
PEN NEEDLE 53 42 95 121
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 53 33 95 138
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 53 33 95 86
DIGOXIN 51 27 99 43
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 Feb. 23, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.