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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,744Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 21 out of 1206

$797K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 21 out of 1206

646 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
40% 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

7% of this provider’s 646 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 646 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 14,760 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

$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
OMEPRAZOLE 1,012 839 1 3
FUROSEMIDE 858 786 2 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 551 508 3 2
METFORMIN HCL 431 371 4 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 429 404 5 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 407 356 6 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 378 344 7 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 322 282 8 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 304 213 S3 9 7
TRAMADOL HCL 303 262 10 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 301 257 11 9
LISINOPRIL 299 246 12 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 282 252 13 15
SIMVASTATIN 271 223 14 1
SERTRALINE HCL 265 247 15 22
PREDNISONE 247 212 16 28
TAMSULOSIN HCL 234 222 17 26
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 225 222 18 20
MIRTAZAPINE 221 185 19 50
ALLOPURINOL 210 182 20 24
NAMENDA 207 207 21 36
CARVEDILOL 203 191 22 32
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 202 199 23 21
GABAPENTIN 193 140 24 18
SPIRONOLACTONE 193 154 24 41
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 169 156 26 31
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 167 72 27 25
FENTANYL 163 120 S2 28 51
GLIMEPIRIDE 152 139 29 34
MELOXICAM 146 125 30 35
CITALOPRAM HBR 142 105 31 16
DIOVAN 140 121 32 57
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 135 113 33 134
AZITHROMYCIN 133 115 34 46
LANTUS 121 93 35 38
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 116 96 36 61
BENAZEPRIL HCL 115 98 37 39
DONEPEZIL HCL 112 111 38 29
EXELON 109 99 39 149
CEFUROXIME 105 95 40 157
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104 98 41 11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 101 85 42 40
ADVAIR DISKUS 100 66 43 55
ATENOLOL 98 98 44 14
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97 89 45 60
CRESTOR 96 82 46 30
CEPHALEXIN 93 88 47 62
CYMBALTA 89 58 48 63
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 88 76 49 67
SYNTHROID 85 75 50 94
OLANZAPINE 82 79 51 156
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 80 80 52 70
SPIRIVA 78 58 53 66
FINASTERIDE 74 68 54 90
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 73 61 55 54
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 73 58 55 79
CLOPIDOGREL 71 57 57 48
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 70 30 58 86
JANUVIA 68 55 59 87
NITROFURANTOIN 67 67 60 173
SINGULAIR 67 35 60 120
AVODART 66 54 62 160
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 65 56 63 76
DIGOXIN 64 52 64 43
RANITIDINE HCL 64 53 64 23
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 61 48 66 211
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 60 53 67 89
DIOVAN HCT 60 60 67 112
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 59 58 69 19
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 58 22 R 70 80
IBUPROFEN 57 48 71 116
NEXIUM 55 35 72 47
PLAVIX 54 42 73 72
BUPROPION XL 53 35 74 151
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 53 53 74 45
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 52 0 S2 76 198
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 52 22 76 104
EXFORGE 52 52 76 283
SODIUM POLYSTYRENE SULFONATE 52 52 10 76 336
PROPRANOLOL HCL 51 50 80 92
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 June 26, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.