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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,359Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 1206

$854K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 16 out of 1206

659 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
43% 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 659 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 659 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 16,077 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

$42 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
LISINOPRIL 925 745 1 4
SIMVASTATIN 801 691 2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 722 575 3 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 649 622 4 8
FUROSEMIDE 640 585 5 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 531 473 6 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 496 403 S3 7 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 379 321 8 9
RANITIDINE HCL 367 296 9 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 359 322 10 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 350 316 11 12
METFORMIN HCL 344 281 12 10
SPIRONOLACTONE 326 286 13 41
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 318 275 14 13
CARVEDILOL 304 281 15 32
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 287 245 16 15
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 256 243 17 67
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 246 223 18 27
CHLORTHALIDONE 231 206 19 118
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 227 105 20 31
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 222 177 21 19
MIRTAZAPINE 218 164 22 50
GABAPENTIN 214 166 23 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 204 169 24 26
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 201 173 25 20
SERTRALINE HCL 198 173 26 22
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 197 166 27 25
CITALOPRAM HBR 186 140 28 16
ATENOLOL 186 152 28 14
TRAZODONE HCL 182 106 30 37
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 169 152 31 21
ALLOPURINOL 161 148 32 24
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 160 147 33 6
FLUOXETINE HCL 152 74 34 52
CEPHALEXIN 150 120 35 62
CLOPIDOGREL 145 129 36 48
TRAMADOL HCL 133 84 37 17
JANUVIA 131 116 38 87
FAMOTIDINE 129 89 39 65
PREDNISONE 129 114 39 28
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 124 54 41 79
GLIMEPIRIDE 121 80 42 34
SPIRIVA 120 99 43 66
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 108 76 44 42
SOTALOL 103 102 45 177
RISPERIDONE 102 57 46 74
DIGOXIN 99 99 47 43
NAMENDA 96 96 48 36
CRESTOR 96 96 48 30
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95 95 50 60
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 93 89 51 102
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 92 76 52 89
FINASTERIDE 91 91 53 90
DONEPEZIL HCL 91 91 53 29
TOPIRAMATE 90 14 55 168
BUSPIRONE HCL 89 48 56 110
AZITHROMYCIN 88 78 57 46
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 88 72 57 61
FELODIPINE ER 86 68 59 171
DILTIAZEM ER 85 66 60 83
PLAVIX 85 76 60 72
FENTANYL 84 64 S2 62 51
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 84 63 62 142
LAMOTRIGINE 83 40 64 162
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 82 82 65 45
BENAZEPRIL HCL 80 44 66 39
VALPROIC ACID 80 24 66 241
BUMETANIDE 76 64 68 101
CYMBALTA 73 42 69 63
LEVETIRACETAM 73 48 69 135
ADVAIR DISKUS 73 40 69 55
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 73 53 69 54
PAROXETINE HCL 71 49 73 53
BUPROPION HCL SR 71 46 73 171
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 70 30 S2 75 106
CARBAMAZEPINE 69 0 76 146
LACTULOSE 68 24 77 124
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 67 56 78 40
AMOXICILLIN 65 54 79 122
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 65 22 79 103
TERAZOSIN HCL 65 52 79 81
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 64 56 82 68
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 64 27 82 138
ASMANEX 64 37 82 308
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 63 51 85 134
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 59 59 86 75
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 58 27 87 153
PROPRANOLOL HCL 56 27 88 92
ZOSTAVAX 55 50 89 221
FLUOCINONIDE 51 40 90 223
LANTUS 50 15 91 38
LABETALOL HCL 50 33 91 175
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.