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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,372Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 1206

$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 1206

512 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68%Patients 65 Years and Older
65% 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

4% of this provider’s 512 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 512 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 11,436 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

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $46 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 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 1,137 826 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 872 536 2 2
LISINOPRIL 697 505 3 4
OMEPRAZOLE 595 356 4 3
FUROSEMIDE 509 282 5 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 449 273 6 8
MELOXICAM 401 267 7 35
METFORMIN HCL 394 259 8 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 371 315 9 6
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 305 264 10 27
CITALOPRAM HBR 299 208 11 16
FENOFIBRATE 284 145 12 56
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 282 225 13 9
TRAMADOL HCL 272 187 14 17
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 266 119 15 19
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 220 59 16 153
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 209 75 17 127
DONEPEZIL HCL 207 187 18 29
GABAPENTIN 197 78 19 18
LANTUS 194 60 20 38
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 192 155 21 11
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 185 60 22 138
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 184 112 23 13
TAMSULOSIN HCL 179 110 24 26
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 178 98 25 40
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 176 24 26 163
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 168 150 27 15
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 158 91 28 123
ALLOPURINOL 155 118 29 24
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 152 102 30 12
FENTANYL 149 114 S2 31 51
PREDNISONE 146 91 32 28
JANUVIA 145 81 33 87
LEVOFLOXACIN 140 98 34 78
CARBAMAZEPINE 138 0 35 146
NIASPAN 138 62 35 132
ATENOLOL 131 115 37 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 130 86 S3 38 7
RISPERIDONE 129 58 39 74
CARVEDILOL 128 56 40 32
DILANTIN 128 39 40 192
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 127 59 42 42
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 117 12 R 43 180
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 116 77 44 61
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 114 29 45 31
RANITIDINE HCL 112 25 46 23
SERTRALINE HCL 111 55 47 22
NEXIUM 110 57 48 47
LEVETIRACETAM 106 26 49 135
FAMOTIDINE 103 84 50 65
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 102 0 51 79
CLONIDINE HCL 96 52 52 88
ABILIFY 95 21 53 154
NOVOLOG 95 0 53 100
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 95 73 53 33
GEMFIBROZIL 89 69 56 71
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 88 35 57 291
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 87 43 58 86
TRICOR 84 12 59 130
NAMENDA 81 69 60 36
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 80 58 61 54
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 80 39 61 102
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 79 58 63 21
SUCRALFATE 76 50 64 143
SPIRONOLACTONE 76 39 64 41
LITHIUM CARBONATE 75 0 66 268
METFORMIN HCL ER 72 72 67 58
CIMETIDINE 72 22 67 299
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 72 34 67 45
THIORIDAZINE HCL 71 0 R 70 300
SINGULAIR 71 25 70 120
CEPHALEXIN 71 46 70 62
TOPIRAMATE 71 14 70 168
CELEBREX 71 53 70 84
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 65 65 75 20
FLUOXETINE HCL 64 39 76 52
LIPITOR 63 31 77 113
GLYBURIDE 62 62 R 78 69
GLIMEPIRIDE 61 51 79 34
HYDROCORTISONE 59 28 80 315
OLANZAPINE 58 0 81 156
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 57 48 82 25
DIGOXIN 57 19 82 43
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 57 41 82 119
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 55 32 S3 85 155
CLOPIDOGREL 55 47 85 48
AVODART 54 38 87 160
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 54 0 87 274
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 54 0 87 329
BUSPIRONE HCL 54 25 87 110
ADVAIR DISKUS 53 25 91 55
JANUMET 53 37 91 244
PROPRANOLOL HCL 53 33 91 92
LAMOTRIGINE 52 26 94 162
CEFTRIAXONE 52 21 94 277
SEROQUEL 51 0 96 164
VALPROIC ACID 51 0 96 241
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 50 29 98 104
LACTULOSE 50 34 98 124
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.