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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,406Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 32 out of 1206

$630K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 72 out of 1206

706 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
32% 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

8% of this provider’s 706 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 706 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 14,186 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$38 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $46 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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 941 909 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 797 745 2 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 529 508 3 15
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 483 423 4 2
LISINOPRIL 471 428 5 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 453 418 6 8
SPIRONOLACTONE 434 409 7 41
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 401 384 8 9
OMEPRAZOLE 357 292 9 3
METFORMIN HCL 330 282 10 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 310 224 11 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 302 284 12 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 293 201 S3 13 7
DIGOXIN 236 229 14 43
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 216 203 15 11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 215 192 16 27
CARVEDILOL 212 191 17 32
TRAMADOL HCL 208 156 18 17
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 201 178 19 54
ALLOPURINOL 190 188 20 24
ATENOLOL 187 162 21 14
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 171 164 22 79
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 166 153 23 61
PREDNISONE 165 150 24 28
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 151 148 25 20
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 149 142 26 103
MIRTAZAPINE 145 139 27 50
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 135 130 28 13
NAMENDA 132 132 29 36
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 132 126 29 19
TRAZODONE HCL 122 86 31 37
GLYBURIDE 112 90 R 32 69
OXYCODONE HCL 112 31 S2 32 107
CYMBALTA 108 81 34 63
GABAPENTIN 105 66 35 18
CRESTOR 102 87 36 30
RANITIDINE HCL 101 99 37 23
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 99 67 38 25
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 98 86 39 70
AZITHROMYCIN 96 75 40 46
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 94 90 41 31
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 92 66 42 82
OLANZAPINE 92 80 42 156
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 91 91 44 33
NEXIUM 91 82 44 47
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 89 89 46 40
CLOPIDOGREL 88 88 47 48
DIOVAN HCT 87 76 48 112
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 86 73 49 21
LEVOFLOXACIN 85 79 50 78
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 85 66 R 50 59
PAROXETINE HCL 84 79 52 53
DONEPEZIL HCL 82 82 53 29
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 82 56 53 138
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 75 65 55 102
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 74 74 56 12
FENTANYL 72 45 S2 57 51
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 71 69 58 208
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 70 47 59 42
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 69 69 60 76
PROAIR HFA 66 27 61 49
HALOPERIDOL 65 65 62 187
METFORMIN HCL ER 63 46 63 58
AMIODARONE HCL 61 61 64 182
PLAVIX 60 60 65 72
SEROQUEL 59 56 66 164
LANTUS 58 56 67 38
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 57 0 S2 68 181
FLUOXETINE HCL 57 52 68 52
CELEBREX 56 56 70 84
MUPIROCIN 55 42 71 185
FINASTERIDE 54 46 72 90
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 54 45 72 68
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 52 40 74 119
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 51 13 S2 75 114
GLIMEPIRIDE 50 46 76 34
SERTRALINE HCL 50 37 76 22
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. 9, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.