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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,161Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 108 out of 1844

$1.23M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 23 out of 1844

446 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72%Patients 65 Years and Older
73% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 446 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 5,050 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$94 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 686 268 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 602 199 2 5
SIMVASTATIN 382 179 3 3
LISINOPRIL 329 154 4 4
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 266 14 R 5 201
METFORMIN HCL 251 85 6 8
RISPERIDONE 239 40 7 65
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 222 93 8 12
SERTRALINE HCL 197 36 9 21
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 193 16 10 82
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 185 144 11 6
OLANZAPINE 174 16 12 117
LOVAZA 147 14 13 138
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 145 53 14 50
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 143 0 15 180
BENAZEPRIL HCL 138 78 16 75
CYMBALTA 137 14 17 36
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 136 52 18 39
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 135 63 19 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 134 42 20 27
SPIRIVA 134 52 20 57
TRAMADOL HCL 132 56 22 18
TRAZODONE HCL 131 32 23 43
FUROSEMIDE 129 113 24 7
ATENOLOL 123 58 25 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 119 66 26 9
AZITHROMYCIN 118 57 27 37
ADVAIR DISKUS 115 39 28 51
AMMONIUM LACTATE 115 31 28 282
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 114 40 30 126
HALOPERIDOL 113 0 31 247
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 112 47 32 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 111 102 33 16
MELOXICAM 110 51 34 28
LAMOTRIGINE 109 0 35 174
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 108 61 36 11
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 104 0 37 290
CRESTOR 101 45 38 30
FLUOXETINE HCL 99 49 39 41
GEMFIBROZIL 95 36 40 108
LITHIUM CARBONATE 94 0 41 295
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 86 27 42 153
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 83 18 43 52
SEROQUEL 83 0 43 191
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 83 56 43 32
CEPHALEXIN 82 41 46 56
PERPHENAZINE 77 12 47 392
TRICOR 75 15 48 109
ABILIFY 75 0 48 150
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 74 31 50 25
JANUMET 72 15 51 211
CITALOPRAM HBR 72 60 51 19
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 68 18 R 53 53
PROPRANOLOL HCL 68 32 53 129
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 67 57 S3 55 2
TRIFLUOPERAZINE HCL 67 40 55 402
ACTOS 67 21 55 130
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 64 36 58 62
OXCARBAZEPINE 63 0 59 282
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 62 28 60 103
TOPIRAMATE 62 12 60 165
PROAIR HFA 59 35 62 45
AVODART 58 0 63 219
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 58 57 63 24
MIRTAZAPINE 57 38 65 49
VERAPAMIL ER 57 45 65 98
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 55 29 67 73
GLIPIZIDE 54 29 68 70
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 52 0 69 350
CLOZAPINE 52 0 69 186
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 June 6, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.