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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,413Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 38 out of 1206

$694K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 47 out of 1206

529 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
36% 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

5% of this provider’s 529 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 529 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 13,713 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

$45 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
SIMVASTATIN 816 726 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 684 614 2 2
FUROSEMIDE 582 528 3 5
OMEPRAZOLE 470 416 4 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 462 440 5 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 460 424 6 9
LISINOPRIL 421 409 7 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 356 345 8 15
METFORMIN HCL 328 293 9 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 282 268 10 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 277 265 11 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 267 253 12 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 255 245 13 8
TAMSULOSIN HCL 201 191 14 26
MIRTAZAPINE 182 182 15 50
TRAMADOL HCL 177 114 16 17
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 174 174 17 40
DONEPEZIL HCL 173 173 18 29
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 165 164 19 67
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 163 163 20 19
ATENOLOL 163 163 20 14
JANTOVEN 162 128 22 95
LANTUS 161 127 23 38
CRESTOR 155 146 24 30
ALLOPURINOL 150 129 25 24
GABAPENTIN 146 108 26 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 143 121 27 20
SERTRALINE HCL 138 119 28 22
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 138 113 28 25
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 138 91 S3 28 7
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 130 105 31 31
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 128 118 32 45
NAMENDA 127 127 33 36
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 121 110 34 68
BENAZEPRIL HCL 110 97 35 39
SPIRONOLACTONE 108 91 36 41
DIOVAN 107 87 37 57
GLIMEPIRIDE 105 105 38 34
HUMALOG 101 78 39 140
PREDNISONE 99 94 40 28
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 96 86 41 70
ADVAIR DISKUS 95 93 42 55
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92 65 43 60
CITALOPRAM HBR 89 66 44 16
AZITHROMYCIN 85 66 45 46
TRAZODONE HCL 82 48 46 37
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 81 70 47 131
LOVASTATIN 80 77 48 44
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79 77 49 27
NEXIUM 79 68 49 47
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 76 73 51 79
DIGOXIN 76 71 51 43
NABUMETONE 70 58 53 91
GLIPIZIDE 68 68 54 64
PROPRANOLOL HCL 67 56 55 92
CLOPIDOGREL 65 65 56 48
CARVEDILOL 65 65 56 32
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 65 65 56 54
NIASPAN 64 53 59 132
FLUOXETINE HCL 58 35 60 52
DETROL LA 57 57 61 125
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56 40 62 133
DILTIAZEM ER 55 55 63 83
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 54 53 64 61
TERAZOSIN HCL 51 49 65 81
PLAVIX 51 48 65 72
FENOFIBRATE 51 46 65 56
EVISTA 51 51 65 129
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 50 36 69 339
INSULIN SYRINGE 50 38 69 111
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.