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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,227Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 1206

$991K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 1206

815 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%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 815 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 815 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 18,591 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $46 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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 1,026 857 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 992 879 2 2
FUROSEMIDE 885 781 3 5
OMEPRAZOLE 826 712 4 3
LISINOPRIL 788 645 5 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 542 495 6 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 539 490 7 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 459 435 8 6
ATENOLOL 442 395 9 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 404 360 S3 10 7
METFORMIN HCL 392 306 11 10
TRAMADOL HCL 339 255 12 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 328 292 13 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 310 291 14 12
AZITHROMYCIN 310 244 14 46
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 292 260 16 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 284 243 17 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 241 208 18 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 225 205 19 20
GABAPENTIN 222 177 20 18
RANITIDINE HCL 211 189 21 23
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 198 175 22 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 194 194 23 26
SPIRONOLACTONE 185 150 24 41
CRESTOR 185 171 24 30
PREDNISONE 177 167 26 28
CARVEDILOL 173 159 27 32
JANTOVEN 171 160 28 95
ALLOPURINOL 170 144 29 24
ZETIA 166 143 30 73
CLOPIDOGREL 154 145 31 48
GLIPIZIDE 150 126 32 64
BENAZEPRIL HCL 144 123 33 39
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 143 129 34 76
SERTRALINE HCL 137 96 35 22
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 125 109 36 31
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 125 114 36 25
DONEPEZIL HCL 121 121 38 29
CYMBALTA 118 57 39 63
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 116 108 40 27
PAROXETINE HCL 114 89 41 53
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 112 94 42 61
LEVOFLOXACIN 111 89 43 78
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 110 84 R 44 59
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 109 80 45 54
LOVASTATIN 108 104 46 44
TERAZOSIN HCL 108 96 46 81
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 108 108 46 40
NEXIUM 106 70 49 47
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 106 106 49 75
VERAPAMIL ER 104 89 51 97
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 100 85 52 33
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 99 99 53 19
INSULIN SYRINGE 94 58 54 111
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93 86 55 60
FENTANYL 90 38 S2 56 51
FLUOXETINE HCL 89 61 57 52
LANTUS 88 50 58 38
GEMFIBROZIL 86 85 59 71
SPIRIVA 85 83 60 66
DIOVAN 85 69 60 57
PLAVIX 84 84 62 72
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 83 79 63 102
DIGOXIN 78 57 64 43
SYNTHROID 77 76 65 94
CAPTOPRIL 75 58 66 214
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 74 56 67 86
LEVETIRACETAM 74 35 67 135
TRAZODONE HCL 74 17 67 37
RAMIPRIL 73 61 70 96
PROPRANOLOL HCL 71 57 71 92
GLIMEPIRIDE 69 61 72 34
GLYBURIDE 68 51 R 73 69
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 68 68 73 45
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 67 37 75 85
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 67 60 75 208
AGGRENOX 65 43 77 176
HYDRALAZINE HCL 65 49 77 159
NOVOLOG 64 32 79 100
LIPITOR 64 48 79 113
PROAIR HFA 64 31 79 49
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 63 61 R 82 136
GLIPIZIDE ER 62 62 83 99
SINGULAIR 62 51 83 120
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 61 50 85 127
DIOVAN HCT 61 56 85 112
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 61 48 85 82
OXYCONTIN 59 59 S2 88 165
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 58 45 89 79
COUMADIN 57 57 90 207
ADVAIR DISKUS 56 48 91 55
NIFEDIPINE ER 56 56 91 152
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 55 55 93 42
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 55 19 93 138
LEXAPRO 53 46 95 259
DILTIAZEM ER 50 50 96 83
BACLOFEN 50 23 96 137
CEPHALEXIN 50 45 96 62
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 July 8, 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.