ProPublica

Journalism in the Public Interest

Cancel

Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

See Other Prescribers With This Specialty in This State »

12,659Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 99 out of 1206

$582K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 100 out of 1206

330 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92%Patients 65 Years and Older
25% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 330 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 11,524 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

38 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


Another View

This chart shows a different comparison of all providers in this specialty based on their mix of drugs and volume. Providers are grouped by similarity; those least like their peers are farthest to the right. Hover over the bars to see names of other prescribers.

← Prescribers more like their peers Prescribers less like their peers →
KEY: How to read this
chart

Fewer Prescribers
More Prescribers

This Prescriber
Hover to see more prescribers

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.

Click to Filter by Category

Clear Filter


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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 681 622 1 2
FUROSEMIDE 499 480 2 5
SIMVASTATIN 380 360 3 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 324 324 4 8
OMEPRAZOLE 323 290 5 3
SPIRONOLACTONE 306 289 6 41
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 283 258 7 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 259 245 8 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 245 238 9 20
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 225 214 10 6
SERTRALINE HCL 218 168 11 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 216 198 12 21
METFORMIN HCL 215 198 13 10
GLIPIZIDE ER 204 192 14 99
LISINOPRIL 199 194 15 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 194 172 S3 16 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 170 163 17 15
METFORMIN HCL ER 162 162 18 58
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 159 135 19 31
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 140 126 20 9
NAMENDA 138 138 21 36
ZETIA 132 119 22 73
DONEPEZIL HCL 129 129 23 29
ALLOPURINOL 126 125 24 24
PREDNISONE 125 101 25 28
BENAZEPRIL HCL 121 102 26 39
DIGOXIN 120 120 27 43
ATENOLOL 117 105 28 14
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 113 112 29 169
CRESTOR 108 88 30 30
FENOFIBRATE 106 75 31 56
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104 104 32 11
DIOVAN 99 90 33 57
TRAMADOL HCL 97 68 34 17
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 91 81 35 19
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 85 73 36 70
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 85 67 36 103
TAMSULOSIN HCL 84 84 38 26
NEXIUM 83 81 39 47
AZITHROMYCIN 82 68 40 46
GALANTAMINE HBR 81 81 41 293
LANSOPRAZOLE 75 75 42 128
GABAPENTIN 75 71 42 18
COUMADIN 73 73 44 207
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 73 73 44 67
VERAPAMIL ER 72 69 46 97
TRAZODONE HCL 72 59 46 37
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 71 71 48 82
RANITIDINE HCL 71 60 48 23
CLOPIDOGREL 70 70 50 48
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 68 68 51 40
PROAIR HFA 67 49 52 49
JANUVIA 67 47 52 87
CELEBREX 67 67 52 84
LANTUS 65 53 55 38
LIPITOR 65 47 55 113
GLIPIZIDE XL 65 65 55 145
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 63 61 58 33
FLUCONAZOLE 62 49 59 220
NABUMETONE 61 61 60 91
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 61 60 60 61
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 59 58 62 102
EVISTA 59 58 62 129
FENTANYL 56 32 S2 64 51
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 54 42 65 76
DILTIAZEM ER 54 54 65 83
MECLIZINE HCL 53 53 67 229
PLAVIX 52 52 68 72
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 50 27 69 42
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 50 50 R 69 59
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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to drugs@propublica.org and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to drugs@propublica.org.

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 June 26, 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.