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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,414Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 77 out of 1206

$579K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 103 out of 1206

392 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
30% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 392 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 11,227 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $46 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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 664 624 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 603 502 2 3
FUROSEMIDE 595 523 3 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 551 467 4 2
LISINOPRIL 375 323 5 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 353 342 6 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 302 274 7 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 281 271 8 16
METFORMIN HCL 275 233 9 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 269 269 10 6
MELOXICAM 214 174 11 35
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 208 160 12 13
TRAMADOL HCL 206 162 13 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 202 180 14 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 189 168 15 12
DILTIAZEM ER 177 172 16 83
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 176 105 17 31
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 173 147 18 11
PREDNISONE 143 135 19 28
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 143 132 19 19
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 137 103 S3 21 7
ATENOLOL 134 134 22 14
GABAPENTIN 133 96 23 18
CRESTOR 120 101 24 30
PREMARIN 120 85 R 24 147
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 111 98 26 40
TAMSULOSIN HCL 110 109 27 26
SPIRONOLACTONE 109 101 28 41
GLYBURIDE 109 103 R 28 69
FENOFIBRATE 106 80 30 56
NAMENDA 103 97 31 36
CARVEDILOL 100 90 32 32
ALLOPURINOL 99 85 33 24
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 98 98 34 15
SERTRALINE HCL 92 74 35 22
LANTUS 92 55 35 38
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 91 81 37 61
NEXIUM 90 81 38 47
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 88 80 39 86
BENAZEPRIL HCL 83 72 40 39
SUCRALFATE 75 37 41 143
ONGLYZA 74 72 42 237
ADVAIR DISKUS 73 63 43 55
METFORMIN HCL ER 70 51 44 58
DONEPEZIL HCL 70 70 44 29
JANTOVEN 69 64 46 95
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 68 39 47 42
VERAPAMIL ER 65 57 48 97
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 64 64 49 70
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 63 61 50 54
RANITIDINE HCL 63 38 50 23
GLIPIZIDE 61 49 52 64
DIOVAN 60 60 53 57
LYRICA 59 35 54 115
SYMBICORT 56 50 55 193
LANSOPRAZOLE 55 37 56 128
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 54 54 57 75
HUMALOG 53 38 58 140
LAMOTRIGINE 53 21 58 162
CEPHALEXIN 53 42 58 62
CELEBREX 52 51 61 84
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 51 37 62 67
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 51 51 62 45
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 50 43 R 64 59
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 50 34 S3 64 155
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. 1, 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.