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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,666Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 130 out of 1206

$512K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 155 out of 1206

574 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
43% 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

4% of this provider’s 574 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 574 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 10,105 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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 464 419 1 5
OMEPRAZOLE 391 361 2 3
LISINOPRIL 364 341 3 4
SIMVASTATIN 340 316 4 1
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 311 294 5 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 311 299 5 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 297 295 7 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 294 236 8 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 278 251 9 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 253 217 10 13
METFORMIN HCL 223 208 11 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 223 202 S3 11 7
GABAPENTIN 204 172 13 18
ATENOLOL 204 170 13 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 203 202 15 6
TAMSULOSIN HCL 155 136 16 26
NAMENDA 145 136 17 36
PREDNISONE 145 139 17 28
CITALOPRAM HBR 127 124 19 16
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 121 102 20 31
SPIRONOLACTONE 120 120 21 41
TRAZODONE HCL 114 86 22 37
ALLOPURINOL 114 114 22 24
CARVEDILOL 113 100 24 32
FLUOXETINE HCL 111 96 25 52
DILTIAZEM ER 108 106 26 83
FAMOTIDINE 105 84 27 65
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 102 81 28 15
CLOPIDOGREL 98 95 29 48
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 96 96 30 19
GLYBURIDE 92 89 R 31 69
DONEPEZIL HCL 92 92 31 29
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 89 85 33 45
LOVASTATIN 86 86 34 44
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 81 66 35 76
SERTRALINE HCL 81 75 35 22
DETROL LA 81 75 35 125
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 80 80 38 75
RANITIDINE HCL 79 66 39 23
CYMBALTA 79 45 39 63
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 79 72 39 33
NAPROXEN 77 61 42 105
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 72 63 43 70
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 71 25 44 138
CEPHALEXIN 68 59 45 62
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 68 35 45 86
PAROXETINE HCL 68 63 45 53
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 68 47 45 79
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 67 43 49 127
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 65 48 50 42
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 64 58 51 82
LEVETIRACETAM 60 0 52 135
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 59 53 53 61
AZITHROMYCIN 58 49 54 46
TRAMADOL HCL 56 48 55 17
IBUPROFEN 56 49 55 116
OLANZAPINE 55 23 57 156
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 54 54 58 85
ADVAIR DISKUS 53 48 59 55
VERAPAMIL ER 52 49 60 97
LIPITOR 50 45 61 113
BENAZEPRIL HCL 50 50 61 39
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 Aug. 5, 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.