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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,522Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 59 providers in this state and specialty

$668K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 16 out of 59 providers in this state and specialty

450 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

21% 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 than average Average for
this specialty
in Iowa
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

31% of this provider’s 450 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

Comparisons are not shown because we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

46 of this provider’s 450 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid

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Brand Name Drugs *

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 58%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$70 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $342 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 7.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$587K

2014

$634K

2015

$668K

2016

Number of Claims

9,501

2014

9,496

2015

9,522

2016

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. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

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 with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
PREDNISONE 679

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

633

prescriptions.

151

patients, 34% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 387

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

70

patients, 16% of all patients

2 14
OMEPRAZOLE 343

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

61

patients, 14% of all patients

3 12
ADVAIR DISKUS 318

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

57

patients, 13% of all patients

4 3
SIMVASTATIN 278

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

5 35
LISINOPRIL 268

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

6 28
AZITHROMYCIN 265

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

77

patients, 17% of all patients

A 7 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 258

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

8 37
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 258

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

8 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 248

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

10 26
VENTOLIN HFA 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

75

patients, 17% of all patients

11 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

12 40
SPIRIVA 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

13 2
METFORMIN HCL 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

14 52
ZAFIRLUKAST 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

10 15 46
FLOVENT HFA 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

16 24
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

17 33
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

17 59
PROAIR HFA 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

19 9
RANITIDINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

20 41
GABAPENTIN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

21 61
ATENOLOL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

22 62
ASMANEX 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

23 23
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

24 20
ALLOPURINOL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

24 55
DONEPEZIL HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

26 66
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

26 56
ALPRAZOLAM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

28 54
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

O 29 67
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

30 30
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

31 44
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

32 58
LEVOFLOXACIN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

A 33 25
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

34 11
CRESTOR 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

35 79
CARVEDILOL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 36 64
TRAMADOL HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

O 37 83
XARELTO 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 38 88
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 39 89
CLOPIDOGREL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

40 90
SPIRONOLACTONE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

41 48
SERTRALINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 42 94
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • 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 Oct. 18, 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.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.