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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,374Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 1206

$822K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 20 out of 1206

666 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
41% 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 666 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 666 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 16,714 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$42 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 820 749 1 5
LISINOPRIL 803 753 2 4
SIMVASTATIN 802 689 3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 726 616 4 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 594 523 5 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 552 495 6 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 497 494 7 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 494 450 8 16
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 440 360 S3 9 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 435 406 10 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 372 328 11 15
TRAMADOL HCL 276 255 12 17
TRAZODONE HCL 273 236 13 37
PREDNISONE 259 241 14 28
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 247 237 15 20
METFORMIN HCL 233 177 16 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 232 214 17 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 227 204 18 11
ATENOLOL 227 218 18 14
MIRTAZAPINE 220 208 20 50
FENTANYL 218 203 S2 21 51
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 193 167 22 13
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 186 159 23 31
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 182 168 24 67
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 171 149 25 21
SPIRONOLACTONE 169 153 26 41
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 161 146 27 61
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 157 157 28 19
CARVEDILOL 154 146 29 32
GLIMEPIRIDE 152 126 30 34
PAROXETINE HCL 141 97 31 53
LANTUS 139 113 32 38
CLOPIDOGREL 136 131 33 48
RANITIDINE HCL 136 134 33 23
CYMBALTA 135 96 35 63
CEPHALEXIN 134 120 36 62
SERTRALINE HCL 130 128 37 22
DIGOXIN 127 126 38 43
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 126 108 39 79
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 122 96 40 27
TAMSULOSIN HCL 119 119 41 26
GABAPENTIN 117 110 42 18
PLAVIX 117 110 42 72
BUSPIRONE HCL 113 51 44 110
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 113 104 44 70
CRESTOR 110 85 46 30
TOPIRAMATE 108 50 47 168
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 102 84 48 42
LEVOFLOXACIN 96 87 49 78
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 96 39 49 25
DONEPEZIL HCL 93 91 51 29
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 89 89 52 33
ALLOPURINOL 88 83 53 24
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 84 69 54 86
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 84 69 R 54 59
FLUOXETINE HCL 81 71 56 52
GLIPIZIDE 78 66 57 64
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 77 57 58 89
SEROQUEL 75 53 59 164
AZITHROMYCIN 71 54 60 46
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 68 67 61 102
COMBIVENT 68 68 61 150
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 68 62 61 82
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 66 56 64 103
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 66 62 64 54
HUMALOG 65 57 66 140
JANUVIA 65 53 66 87
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 64 48 68 68
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 63 53 69 76
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 62 51 70 75
NYSTATIN 61 53 71 166
PROPRANOLOL HCL 61 61 71 92
FINASTERIDE 61 61 71 90
ROPINIROLE HCL 58 46 74 77
NEXIUM 57 30 75 47
NOVOLOG 57 55 75 100
VESICARE 56 49 77 148
DILTIAZEM ER 53 49 78 83
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 53 41 78 138
RISPERIDONE 53 51 78 74
SINGULAIR 52 40 81 120
ACTOS 52 42 81 98
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 51 42 83 40
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.