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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,299Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 82 out of 1206

$587K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 97 out of 1206

429 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%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

6% of this provider’s 429 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 429 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 12,450 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% 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

31 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
OMEPRAZOLE 595 558 1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 473 468 2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 460 442 3 6
FUROSEMIDE 434 407 4 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 422 396 5 13
SIMVASTATIN 382 377 6 1
LISINOPRIL 356 331 7 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 258 242 8 8
METFORMIN HCL 253 239 9 10
SPIRONOLACTONE 250 224 10 41
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 249 239 11 9
GABAPENTIN 240 219 12 18
NAMENDA 207 207 13 36
BENAZEPRIL HCL 173 173 14 39
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 172 172 15 40
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 170 170 16 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 169 169 17 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 167 155 18 26
TRAMADOL HCL 165 155 19 17
DIGOXIN 162 160 20 43
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 138 138 21 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 132 132 22 15
ZETIA 129 129 23 73
DIOVAN 129 129 23 57
CITALOPRAM HBR 128 124 25 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 127 127 26 21
NEXIUM 127 109 26 47
DONEPEZIL HCL 122 122 28 29
ADVAIR DISKUS 121 120 29 55
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 117 117 30 31
MIRTAZAPINE 113 106 31 50
NABUMETONE 111 86 32 91
LIPITOR 111 99 32 113
QUINAPRIL HCL 108 107 34 117
SPIRIVA 108 107 34 66
ALLOPURINOL 107 101 36 24
LEVOFLOXACIN 103 97 37 78
ATENOLOL 100 100 38 14
CARVEDILOL 96 85 39 32
BYSTOLIC 89 77 40 109
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 88 88 S3 41 7
CEPHALEXIN 87 82 42 62
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 79 67 43 61
CLOPIDOGREL 78 78 44 48
DILTIAZEM ER 78 78 44 83
JANTOVEN 77 77 46 95
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 75 63 47 12
LOVASTATIN 73 71 48 44
RISPERIDONE 72 72 49 74
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 68 61 50 86
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 68 68 50 67
RAMIPRIL 66 66 52 96
TRAZODONE HCL 64 61 53 37
FENOFIBRATE 62 62 54 56
CRESTOR 61 61 55 30
GLIMEPIRIDE 60 60 56 34
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60 29 56 27
LANTUS 58 55 58 38
AZITHROMYCIN 57 45 59 46
PLAVIX 57 56 59 72
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 55 50 R 61 59
CYMBALTA 54 46 62 63
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 54 54 62 45
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51 49 64 108
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. 4, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.