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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,086Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 49 out of 1206

$666K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 58 out of 1206

512 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
34% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 512 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 512 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 13,419 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $46 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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
FUROSEMIDE 593 541 1 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 591 561 2 6
JANTOVEN 590 559 3 95
SIMVASTATIN 573 523 4 1
OMEPRAZOLE 434 414 5 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 408 363 6 2
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 392 384 7 15
METFORMIN HCL 338 303 8 10
LISINOPRIL 313 279 9 4
GABAPENTIN 274 254 10 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 217 201 11 16
MELOXICAM 210 189 12 35
TRAMADOL HCL 200 167 13 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 195 171 14 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 173 148 S3 15 7
FENOFIBRATE 162 113 16 56
TAMSULOSIN HCL 159 132 17 26
GLIPIZIDE ER 154 154 18 99
KLOR-CON M20 154 140 18 126
PREDNISONE 140 137 20 28
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 137 123 21 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 135 120 22 20
KLOR-CON 10 135 133 22 93
ALLOPURINOL 132 132 24 24
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 130 126 25 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 129 128 26 11
GLIMEPIRIDE 128 115 27 34
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 126 107 28 27
DONEPEZIL HCL 120 119 29 29
SERTRALINE HCL 119 98 30 22
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 115 110 31 61
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 111 103 32 13
TERAZOSIN HCL 106 92 33 81
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 105 105 34 40
DIOVAN 101 90 35 57
CRESTOR 97 84 36 30
CLONIDINE HCL 93 72 37 88
VYTORIN 90 82 38 183
ADVAIR DISKUS 90 86 38 55
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 89 84 40 12
AMOXICILLIN 85 73 41 122
RANITIDINE HCL 85 62 41 23
CLOPIDOGREL 85 85 41 48
NEXIUM 84 71 44 47
ZETIA 82 78 45 73
CARVEDILOL 81 66 46 32
LEVOFLOXACIN 80 77 47 78
NAMENDA 77 76 48 36
SYNTHROID 76 75 49 94
BUSPIRONE HCL 75 72 50 110
NOVOLOG 72 35 51 100
WARFARIN SODIUM 70 67 52 8
SPIRIVA 68 62 53 66
FLUOXETINE HCL 68 68 53 52
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 67 52 55 76
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 66 54 56 131
DIOVAN HCT 66 62 56 112
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 65 60 R 58 59
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 64 57 59 86
PLAVIX 64 64 59 72
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 61 61 61 45
LANTUS 58 50 62 38
AMIODARONE HCL 57 57 63 182
METHOTREXATE 57 57 63 276
FAMOTIDINE 56 40 65 65
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 56 44 65 127
ATENOLOL 56 56 65 14
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 55 50 68 283
LOPERAMIDE 53 53 69 258
INSULIN SYRINGE 53 29 69 111
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 52 48 71 54
QUINAPRIL HCL 52 52 71 117
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 51 51 73 31
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 51 51 73 119
BYSTOLIC 51 50 73 109
NYSTATIN 50 40 76 166
METHADONE HCL 50 0 S2 76 167
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 March 13, 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.