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Prescriber Checkup

JAMES CUNNINGHAM D.O.

515 PACIFIC AVE STE 2

Audubon | Iowa | 50025

(712) 563-4611

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,709Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 278 out of 1206

$348K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 374 out of 1206

284 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
34% 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
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this specialty
in Iowa
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 284 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 284 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 7,841 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

$40 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
FUROSEMIDE 453 401 1 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 422 376 2 2
SIMVASTATIN 393 335 3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 385 354 4 3
LISINOPRIL 374 348 5 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 322 290 6 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 210 188 7 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 178 169 8 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 177 160 S3 9 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 149 138 10 16
FENTANYL 146 134 S2 11 51
ATENOLOL 133 124 12 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 126 119 13 15
TRAMADOL HCL 125 121 14 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118 118 15 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 118 117 15 9
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 111 109 17 19
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 109 109 18 31
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 105 93 19 13
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 99 89 20 42
METFORMIN HCL 92 84 21 10
SERTRALINE HCL 91 91 22 22
ZETIA 88 79 23 73
GABAPENTIN 80 62 24 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 77 70 25 26
DONEPEZIL HCL 77 67 25 29
CRESTOR 74 68 27 30
SPIRONOLACTONE 70 45 28 41
CARVEDILOL 70 70 28 32
NOVOLIN 70-30 66 66 30 212
PREDNISONE 64 63 31 28
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 62 62 32 21
SYNTHROID 61 61 33 94
LYRICA 61 61 33 115
PAROXETINE HCL 56 56 35 53
KLOR-CON 10 55 54 36 93
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 Jan. 25, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.