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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,235Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 84 out of 1206

$607K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 87 out of 1206

531 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
50% 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 531 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 531 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 10,903 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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
SIMVASTATIN 545 470 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 420 333 2 3
ATENOLOL 386 329 3 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 351 321 4 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 328 293 5 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 326 288 S3 6 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 318 274 7 2
LISINOPRIL 311 280 8 4
FUROSEMIDE 263 241 9 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 230 210 10 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 226 201 11 12
METFORMIN HCL 214 155 12 10
METFORMIN HCL ER 182 168 13 58
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 171 170 14 21
GLIMEPIRIDE 170 149 15 34
GABAPENTIN 157 143 16 18
RANITIDINE HCL 155 110 17 23
JANTOVEN 151 145 18 95
TRAZODONE HCL 146 84 19 37
ALLOPURINOL 145 127 20 24
SERTRALINE HCL 140 127 21 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 139 105 22 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 137 112 23 26
WARFARIN SODIUM 128 128 24 8
LANTUS 123 68 25 38
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 118 111 26 15
DONEPEZIL HCL 116 107 27 29
DIOVAN 110 89 28 57
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 105 94 29 70
SPIRONOLACTONE 100 99 30 41
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 95 87 31 19
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 92 78 S2 32 114
NAMENDA 88 83 33 36
TERAZOSIN HCL 86 84 34 81
CYMBALTA 86 51 34 63
LABETALOL HCL 85 81 36 175
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 83 65 37 42
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 82 54 38 33
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 81 76 39 31
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74 66 40 60
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 74 63 40 76
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 74 18 40 163
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73 64 43 27
PROAIR HFA 72 60 44 49
PREDNISONE 71 64 45 28
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 71 54 45 13
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 67 65 47 67
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 66 22 S2 48 106
TRAMADOL HCL 66 63 48 17
SPIRIVA 66 50 48 66
CLOPIDOGREL 65 61 51 48
GLYBURIDE 63 51 R 52 69
RISPERIDONE 62 34 53 74
BUSPIRONE HCL 62 48 53 110
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 61 41 55 141
NOVOLOG 61 16 55 100
SOTALOL 61 61 55 177
PAROXETINE HCL 60 19 58 53
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 59 59 59 20
ROPINIROLE HCL 57 51 60 77
LOVASTATIN 56 41 61 44
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 56 43 61 61
LIDODERM 54 54 63 199
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 54 42 63 40
BENAZEPRIL HCL 54 54 63 39
DIOVAN HCT 53 53 66 112
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 53 52 66 138
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 52 52 R 68 136
HALOPERIDOL 52 51 68 187
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 51 33 70 85
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 51 43 70 103
NABUMETONE 50 36 72 91
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 50 29 72 25
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 Nov. 11, 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.