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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,446Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 179 out of 1206

$531K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 139 out of 1206

435 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
28% 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 435 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 435 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 8,838 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $46 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 511 487 1 6
OMEPRAZOLE 359 310 2 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 346 318 3 21
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 323 292 4 2
LISINOPRIL 286 272 5 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 231 197 6 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 229 207 7 20
FUROSEMIDE 229 218 7 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 228 218 9 8
SIMVASTATIN 227 223 10 1
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 206 183 11 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 182 178 12 15
ATENOLOL 181 161 13 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 178 128 S3 14 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 165 138 15 9
NAMENDA 135 135 16 36
PREDNISONE 128 120 17 28
CARVEDILOL 127 127 18 32
FLUOXETINE HCL 113 88 19 52
MIRTAZAPINE 112 100 20 50
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 109 109 21 67
CRESTOR 100 82 22 30
SERTRALINE HCL 99 79 23 22
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 93 87 24 13
TRAMADOL HCL 93 77 24 17
GLIMEPIRIDE 91 77 26 34
METFORMIN HCL ER 91 70 26 58
DONEPEZIL HCL 90 90 28 29
TAMSULOSIN HCL 89 65 29 26
ALLOPURINOL 85 70 30 24
GABAPENTIN 84 80 31 18
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 83 63 32 33
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 82 73 33 25
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 82 80 33 68
SPIRIVA 81 67 35 66
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 78 63 R 36 59
OXYCONTIN 76 76 S2 37 165
MELOXICAM 75 52 38 35
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 75 64 38 75
AZITHROMYCIN 74 61 40 46
METFORMIN HCL 74 56 40 10
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 72 72 42 19
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 69 64 43 31
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67 57 44 60
PROPRANOLOL HCL 66 48 45 92
JANUVIA 66 56 45 87
CITALOPRAM HBR 66 37 45 16
TRAZODONE HCL 66 47 45 37
RANITIDINE HCL 64 64 49 23
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 61 51 50 42
PROAIR HFA 61 42 50 49
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 58 47 52 76
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 54 44 53 79
NABUMETONE 53 43 54 91
LEVOFLOXACIN 51 48 55 78
DIOVAN 50 50 56 57
DIOVAN HCT 50 50 56 112
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 Dec. 13, 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.