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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,442Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 1206

$948K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 1206

649 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
45% 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

6% of this provider’s 649 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 649 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 16,507 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $46 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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 787 767 1 5
SIMVASTATIN 669 599 2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 660 623 3 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 587 545 4 8
LISINOPRIL 521 496 5 4
OMEPRAZOLE 516 489 6 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 443 399 S3 7 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 423 403 8 9
ATENOLOL 360 328 9 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 359 324 10 6
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 308 296 11 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 300 293 12 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 300 294 12 16
GABAPENTIN 298 246 14 18
MIRTAZAPINE 253 237 15 50
TRAMADOL HCL 244 214 16 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 241 201 17 11
DONEPEZIL HCL 223 216 18 29
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 220 208 19 13
METFORMIN HCL 208 192 20 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 206 187 21 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 190 179 22 20
TRAZODONE HCL 173 162 23 37
TAMSULOSIN HCL 171 152 24 26
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 170 159 25 119
LEVOFLOXACIN 165 149 26 78
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 163 128 27 142
CYMBALTA 153 130 28 63
FENTANYL 152 134 S2 29 51
KLOR-CON M20 140 140 30 126
GLIMEPIRIDE 136 126 31 34
NAMENDA 130 129 32 36
DIGOXIN 130 127 32 43
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 130 107 32 25
LANTUS 127 126 35 38
NOVOLOG 126 119 36 100
PREDNISONE 113 104 37 28
NEXIUM 110 100 38 47
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 105 95 39 54
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 102 102 40 70
ETODOLAC 102 90 40 216
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 101 75 42 42
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98 97 43 27
ALLOPURINOL 98 81 43 24
SERTRALINE HCL 98 90 43 22
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 97 97 46 40
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 96 82 47 67
EVISTA 93 89 48 129
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 91 84 49 141
PROPRANOLOL HCL 91 77 49 92
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 90 85 51 89
METFORMIN HCL ER 89 70 52 58
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 88 88 53 68
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 87 83 54 79
CRESTOR 86 62 55 30
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 86 36 55 31
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 84 84 57 82
NYSTATIN 84 80 57 166
PAROXETINE HCL 84 84 57 53
AZITHROMYCIN 82 57 60 46
FINASTERIDE 78 77 61 90
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 76 73 62 102
NABUMETONE 74 65 63 91
RISPERIDONE 73 73 64 74
SPIRIVA 70 59 65 66
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 70 70 65 75
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 69 53 67 45
ACTOS 65 56 68 98
CARBAMAZEPINE 64 62 69 146
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 61 61 70 33
CLOPIDOGREL 61 61 70 48
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 60 44 72 21
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 60 43 S2 72 106
LEVETIRACETAM 59 54 74 135
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 58 53 75 86
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 58 54 75 103
HALOPERIDOL 56 44 77 187
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 55 49 78 139
LOVASTATIN 55 52 78 44
GEMFIBROZIL 55 31 78 71
ROPINIROLE HCL 55 45 78 77
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 54 41 82 138
CEPHALEXIN 53 37 83 62
RANITIDINE HCL 53 27 83 23
SPIRONOLACTONE 52 48 85 41
LIDODERM 51 51 86 199
GLIPIZIDE 50 50 87 64
PLAVIX 50 50 87 72
DETROL LA 50 38 87 125
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 Oct. 25, 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.