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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,947Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 91 out of 1206

$525K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 144 out of 1206

501 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
28% 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 501 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 501 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 11,997 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $46 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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 703 668 1 3
SIMVASTATIN 605 566 2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 457 431 3 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 429 409 4 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 336 313 S3 5 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 326 306 6 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 301 289 7 16
LISINOPRIL 285 264 8 4
DONEPEZIL HCL 284 284 9 29
FUROSEMIDE 276 255 10 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 275 265 11 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 263 226 12 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 242 237 13 11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 228 201 14 19
METFORMIN HCL 219 192 15 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 202 201 16 9
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 199 188 17 27
GABAPENTIN 172 147 18 18
CRESTOR 166 154 19 30
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 163 156 20 31
TRAMADOL HCL 161 145 21 17
ATENOLOL 145 140 22 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 131 123 23 15
MELOXICAM 125 82 24 35
TAMSULOSIN HCL 122 122 25 26
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 120 120 26 70
NAMENDA 120 120 26 36
GLIMEPIRIDE 118 113 28 34
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111 111 29 60
CLONIDINE HCL 109 109 30 88
PREDNISONE 104 81 31 28
CARVEDILOL 103 103 32 32
MIRTAZAPINE 101 100 33 50
FENTANYL 97 96 S2 34 51
DILTIAZEM ER 95 95 35 83
SPIRONOLACTONE 94 94 36 41
DIOVAN 88 87 37 57
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 88 75 37 54
BENAZEPRIL HCL 87 87 39 39
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 86 79 40 82
FINASTERIDE 85 73 41 90
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 82 75 42 25
CEFUROXIME 80 72 43 157
RISPERIDONE 79 79 44 74
TRAZODONE HCL 77 77 45 37
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 71 64 46 20
CLOPIDOGREL 68 66 47 48
LANTUS 67 45 48 38
SERTRALINE HCL 67 55 48 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 66 53 50 21
FLUOXETINE HCL 63 45 51 52
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62 49 52 133
DIOVAN HCT 61 61 53 112
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 56 56 54 76
ALLOPURINOL 55 53 55 24
FAMOTIDINE 55 51 55 65
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 54 54 57 45
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53 49 58 108
LIPITOR 52 43 59 113
ZETIA 52 52 59 73
JANUVIA 51 39 61 87
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 51 51 61 40
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 12, 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.