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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,383Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 35 out of 1844

$1.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 43 out of 1844

409 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80%Patients 65 Years and Older
83% 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 Indiana
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 409 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 409 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 14,491 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

45 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 Indiana
FUROSEMIDE 708 590 1 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 611 473 2 16
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 528 424 S3 3 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 522 468 4 1
DONEPEZIL HCL 494 470 5 26
WARFARIN SODIUM 452 354 6 13
LISINOPRIL 429 349 7 4
NAMENDA 420 411 8 33
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 418 320 9 6
MIRTAZAPINE 414 357 10 49
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 347 273 11 11
SIMVASTATIN 327 282 12 3
OMEPRAZOLE 316 248 13 5
GABAPENTIN 294 218 14 15
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 278 196 15 113
CITALOPRAM HBR 253 192 16 19
RISPERIDONE 248 171 17 65
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 236 190 18 74
LANTUS 227 134 19 42
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 226 162 20 32
TRAZODONE HCL 208 164 21 43
NOVOLIN R 207 142 22 214
CARVEDILOL 201 159 23 22
SERTRALINE HCL 201 191 23 21
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 172 131 25 39
PROMETHAZINE HCL 164 112 R 26 88
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 160 142 27 59
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 152 143 28 82
CLOPIDOGREL 140 109 29 34
LEVETIRACETAM 136 84 30 105
HYDRALAZINE HCL 135 112 31 120
FAMOTIDINE 129 110 32 63
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 125 108 33 14
CYMBALTA 125 120 33 36
LACTULOSE 122 92 35 171
CLONIDINE HCL 119 67 36 64
TAMSULOSIN HCL 115 106 37 27
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 113 90 38 73
SPIRONOLACTONE 112 65 39 60
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 112 106 39 52
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 112 97 39 240
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 112 104 39 10
MUPIROCIN 111 91 43 189
FENTANYL 98 89 S2 44 66
GLIPIZIDE 96 88 45 70
SANTYL 96 69 45 259
FLUOXETINE HCL 95 54 47 41
EXELON 93 81 48 112
LIDODERM 93 88 48 155
METFORMIN HCL 92 69 50 8
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 88 76 51 62
NYSTATIN 87 73 52 85
TRAMADOL HCL 87 74 52 18
BUMETANIDE 86 57 54 121
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 82 56 55 12
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 80 52 56 50
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 80 70 56 151
AMIODARONE HCL 79 65 58 208
LEVOFLOXACIN 78 56 59 78
OLANZAPINE 77 77 60 117
ALLOPURINOL 77 75 60 29
ATENOLOL 76 50 62 17
NOVOLOG 75 53 63 84
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 74 74 64 25
PLAVIX 71 61 65 61
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 71 45 65 23
BUSPIRONE HCL 68 50 67 127
LOPERAMIDE 65 47 68 216
SEROQUEL 65 62 68 191
KLOR-CON M20 64 56 70 54
LEVEMIR 61 21 71 157
GLYCOPYRROLATE 60 34 72 317
RANITIDINE HCL 59 39 73 38
SUCRALFATE 58 49 74 183
MIDODRINE HCL 58 45 74 368
BACLOFEN 57 0 76 119
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 55 39 77 126
ADVAIR DISKUS 54 39 78 51
PREDNISONE 54 25 78 40
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 53 53 80 24
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 53 49 80 139
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 52 38 S2 82 94
NITROFURANTOIN 52 37 82 253
DIGOXIN 52 47 82 67
LAMOTRIGINE 52 36 82 174
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 52 40 82 147
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 Aug. 1, 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.