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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,321Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 80 out of 1206

$659K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 59 out of 1206

446 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
35% 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

11% of this provider’s 446 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 446 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 11,136 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $46 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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 727 692 1 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 458 433 2 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 440 405 3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 432 371 4 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 381 357 S3 5 7
SIMVASTATIN 337 269 6 1
LISINOPRIL 311 269 7 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 309 287 8 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 296 246 9 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 282 253 10 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 281 281 11 29
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 274 245 12 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 271 265 13 15
FENTANYL 238 220 S2 14 51
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 228 221 15 31
GABAPENTIN 219 166 16 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 171 165 17 20
NAMENDA 162 162 18 36
METFORMIN HCL 151 108 19 10
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 137 116 20 19
PREDNISONE 137 134 20 28
CYMBALTA 133 86 22 63
TAMSULOSIN HCL 132 107 23 26
JANUVIA 129 114 24 87
TRAMADOL HCL 123 90 25 17
CARVEDILOL 114 106 26 32
ATENOLOL 107 99 27 14
OXYCONTIN 106 52 S2 28 165
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 105 105 29 40
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 104 99 30 70
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 104 73 30 25
OXYCODONE HCL 100 60 S2 32 107
FAMOTIDINE 99 80 33 65
RANITIDINE HCL 96 52 34 23
BENAZEPRIL HCL 90 90 35 39
SERTRALINE HCL 90 72 35 22
ALLOPURINOL 90 80 35 24
SOTALOL 84 73 38 177
CLONIDINE HCL 82 78 39 88
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 82 74 39 102
CRESTOR 80 68 41 30
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80 51 41 27
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 80 49 41 42
SPIRONOLACTONE 78 62 44 41
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 77 47 45 13
ZETIA 74 46 46 73
NEXIUM 72 29 47 47
LEVOFLOXACIN 68 64 48 78
MELOXICAM 68 52 48 35
FINASTERIDE 68 64 48 90
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 66 64 51 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 66 46 51 54
FENOFIBRATE 64 51 53 56
VESICARE 63 46 54 148
TERAZOSIN HCL 63 51 54 81
SPIRIVA 61 54 56 66
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 61 59 56 33
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56 53 58 11
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 56 32 58 75
TRAZODONE HCL 55 20 60 37
METOLAZONE 54 50 61 158
OLANZAPINE 54 30 61 156
DIOVAN 54 54 61 57
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 52 29 64 142
CELEBREX 50 37 65 84
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 16, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.