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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,701Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 30 out of 1206

$796K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 22 out of 1206

646 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
27% 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

10% of this provider’s 646 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 646 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 14,980 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $46 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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 771 686 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 659 558 2 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 526 512 3 6
FUROSEMIDE 522 484 4 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 513 457 S3 5 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 486 476 6 2
LISINOPRIL 374 324 7 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 351 312 8 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 331 310 9 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 328 294 10 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 321 320 11 20
METFORMIN HCL 256 233 12 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 251 231 13 25
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 245 210 14 11
BENAZEPRIL HCL 239 224 15 39
SERTRALINE HCL 229 224 16 22
TRAMADOL HCL 226 212 17 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 224 208 18 15
RANITIDINE HCL 220 182 19 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 205 185 20 16
CARVEDILOL 202 188 21 32
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 187 161 22 31
GABAPENTIN 174 159 23 18
MELOXICAM 161 129 24 35
KLOR-CON 10 145 117 25 93
FENTANYL 145 137 S2 25 51
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 143 136 27 40
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 140 123 28 79
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 139 128 29 21
GLIMEPIRIDE 136 128 30 34
ALLOPURINOL 133 118 31 24
NAMENDA 132 132 32 36
ATENOLOL 123 106 33 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 122 122 34 29
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 108 108 R 35 59
CYMBALTA 105 103 36 63
EXELON 102 90 37 149
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 101 99 38 13
TAMSULOSIN HCL 93 81 39 26
NOVOLOG 91 65 40 100
LANTUS 90 76 41 38
RISPERIDONE 87 57 42 74
RAMIPRIL 86 86 43 96
FINASTERIDE 85 85 44 90
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 81 81 45 19
ADVAIR DISKUS 80 80 46 55
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78 78 47 60
LEVOFLOXACIN 78 73 47 78
PREDNISONE 76 71 49 28
DIGOXIN 74 73 50 43
CEPHALEXIN 72 66 51 62
PAROXETINE HCL 71 54 52 53
DILTIAZEM ER 71 66 52 83
CLOPIDOGREL 70 65 54 48
SEROQUEL 69 59 55 164
TERAZOSIN HCL 68 68 56 81
CRESTOR 68 68 56 30
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 68 55 56 42
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 64 58 59 61
SYNTHROID 63 63 60 94
VYTORIN 62 62 61 183
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 60 54 62 45
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 59 59 63 70
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 58 48 64 54
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 58 33 S2 64 114
AMOXICILLIN 58 49 64 122
BUPROPION XL 57 31 67 151
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 57 45 67 67
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 57 57 67 211
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 56 47 70 85
NEXIUM 55 54 71 47
DIOVAN 55 55 71 57
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 54 42 73 75
PROAIR HFA 54 51 73 49
METHADONE HCL 54 20 S2 73 167
FENOFIBRATE 53 41 76 56
CELEBREX 52 49 77 84
BUMETANIDE 51 51 78 101
NYSTATIN 51 48 78 166
SPIRONOLACTONE 51 51 78 41
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 Dec. 17, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.