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Prescriber Checkup

JAMES MCQUEEN DO

1214 SOUTH GRANT ROAD MCFARLAND CLINIC PC

Carroll | Iowa | 51401

(712) 792-1500

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,999Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 1206

$748K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 35 out of 1206

529 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
39% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 529 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 529 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 14,280 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$42 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

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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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 702 487 1 2
FUROSEMIDE 590 510 2 5
SIMVASTATIN 580 481 3 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 526 464 4 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 520 479 5 6
LISINOPRIL 429 385 6 4
OMEPRAZOLE 412 323 7 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 371 320 8 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 366 312 9 13
ATENOLOL 339 291 10 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 320 289 11 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 254 236 12 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 241 227 13 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 235 230 14 15
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 224 168 S3 15 7
GABAPENTIN 223 163 16 18
ALLOPURINOL 217 211 17 24
METFORMIN HCL 209 191 18 10
CRESTOR 204 199 19 30
GEMFIBROZIL 198 183 20 71
NABUMETONE 196 144 21 91
FENOFIBRATE 193 157 22 56
TRAZODONE HCL 188 91 23 37
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 177 157 24 20
BENAZEPRIL HCL 170 143 25 39
RANITIDINE HCL 157 110 26 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 155 123 27 16
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 152 75 28 31
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 151 125 29 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 149 122 30 25
SPIRONOLACTONE 142 95 31 41
ZETIA 135 98 32 73
DONEPEZIL HCL 132 119 33 29
DIGOXIN 125 125 34 43
LANTUS 125 119 34 38
TAMSULOSIN HCL 125 106 34 26
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 113 88 R 37 59
INDAPAMIDE 110 107 38 178
PREDNISONE 106 84 39 28
AZITHROMYCIN 104 72 40 46
TRAMADOL HCL 102 48 41 17
TRICOR 101 55 42 130
FINASTERIDE 99 85 43 90
GLIMEPIRIDE 96 68 44 34
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 95 82 45 54
KLOR-CON M10 94 78 46 213
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88 88 47 60
VERAPAMIL ER 88 64 47 97
LEVOFLOXACIN 88 56 47 78
FENTANYL 86 59 S2 50 51
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 86 69 R 50 136
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 85 65 S3 52 155
METFORMIN HCL ER 84 76 53 58
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 83 74 54 61
DETROL LA 75 57 55 125
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 74 57 56 86
ACTOS 74 57 56 98
DIOVAN 73 67 58 57
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 72 72 59 33
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70 67 60 27
ADVAIR DISKUS 70 64 60 55
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 69 59 62 209
SINGULAIR 67 34 63 120
GLIPIZIDE 64 58 64 64
SYNTHROID 64 59 64 94
LIPITOR 64 54 64 113
ROPINIROLE HCL 63 47 67 77
AMOXICILLIN 62 54 68 122
MECLIZINE HCL 62 58 68 229
PAROXETINE HCL 62 42 68 53
DILANTIN 61 0 71 192
CLOPIDOGREL 61 40 71 48
BUMETANIDE 60 59 73 101
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 60 40 73 103
SPIRIVA 60 27 73 66
NEXIUM 58 40 76 47
LIDOCAINE HCL 57 0 77 277
ZOSTAVAX 57 53 77 221
NAMENDA 57 53 77 36
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 56 42 80 85
FELODIPINE ER 56 55 80 171
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 55 54 82 40
BUSPIRONE HCL 54 26 83 110
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 54 54 83 76
CELEBREX 52 39 85 84
CLONIDINE HCL 51 47 86 88
CYMBALTA 50 47 87 63
FAMOTIDINE 50 38 87 65
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 May 8, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.