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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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36,348Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 1844

$2.15M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 1844

977 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
76% 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

11% of this provider’s 977 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 977 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 28,069 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

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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 1,313 1,079 1 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,190 979 2 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 974 826 3 13
LISINOPRIL 909 706 4 4
OMEPRAZOLE 871 649 5 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 857 664 6 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 813 673 7 6
NAMENDA 793 784 8 33
DONEPEZIL HCL 774 735 9 26
TRAMADOL HCL 695 555 10 18
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 635 431 S3 11 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 621 506 12 9
SIMVASTATIN 621 481 12 3
CITALOPRAM HBR 611 516 14 19
CARVEDILOL 477 410 15 22
METFORMIN HCL 462 344 16 8
GABAPENTIN 443 313 17 15
ATENOLOL 401 340 18 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 385 334 19 11
LANTUS 374 247 20 42
LOVASTATIN 372 293 21 44
MIRTAZAPINE 368 356 22 49
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 349 282 23 12
RISPERIDONE 347 301 24 65
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 337 291 25 52
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 311 254 26 39
CYMBALTA 311 222 26 36
ADVAIR DISKUS 299 201 28 51
TRAZODONE HCL 289 224 29 43
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 282 192 30 32
LEVOFLOXACIN 271 217 31 78
TAMSULOSIN HCL 270 234 32 27
FENTANYL 269 149 S2 33 66
MELOXICAM 257 215 34 28
CEPHALEXIN 244 198 35 56
SERTRALINE HCL 234 181 36 21
AZITHROMYCIN 231 180 37 37
JANUVIA 225 163 38 77
CLOPIDOGREL 224 202 39 34
ALLOPURINOL 214 195 40 29
NOVOLOG 211 139 41 84
PREDNISONE 211 160 41 40
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 210 169 43 10
FAMOTIDINE 209 162 44 63
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 206 168 45 82
SPIRONOLACTONE 203 174 46 60
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 183 149 47 73
NYSTATIN 179 120 48 85
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 178 146 49 74
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 177 148 50 126
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 174 145 51 14
NEXIUM 173 94 52 31
EXELON 173 171 52 112
KLOR-CON M20 170 157 54 54
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 169 152 55 24
ROPINIROLE HCL 169 146 55 76
LEVETIRACETAM 162 106 57 105
HUMALOG 159 107 58 114
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 156 108 59 103
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 155 144 60 86
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 154 137 61 59
PLAVIX 154 129 61 61
BACLOFEN 152 70 63 119
CRESTOR 151 91 64 30
SPIRIVA 147 111 65 57
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 146 58 R 66 53
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 142 95 67 115
CLONIDINE HCL 140 120 68 64
LYRICA 136 111 69 92
ZETIA 135 82 70 81
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 130 117 71 25
PROAIR HFA 126 39 72 45
DIGOXIN 126 116 72 67
RANITIDINE HCL 126 97 72 38
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 122 94 75 23
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 120 71 76 50
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 117 91 77 90
PROMETHAZINE HCL 117 54 R 77 88
LEXAPRO 117 96 77 179
GLIMEPIRIDE 116 73 80 35
GLIPIZIDE 116 113 80 70
FINASTERIDE 113 113 82 137
AMOXICILLIN 110 77 83 101
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 109 75 84 113
CLOZAPINE 106 80 85 186
PRENATAL PLUS 106 97 85 215
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105 48 87 20
NOVOLIN R 104 61 88 214
METHADONE HCL 102 66 S2 89 133
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 100 69 90 147
FENOFIBRATE 96 74 91 71
LEVEMIR 95 69 92 157
PRENATABS RX 91 84 10 93 232
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 90 32 94 93
OXYCODONE HCL 90 29 S2 94 104
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 88 75 96 151
NYSTOP 88 75 96 185
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 88 54 S2 96 94
OLANZAPINE 86 81 99 117
BUMETANIDE 86 56 99 121
PAROXETINE HCL 85 63 101 68
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 85 85 101 173
BYSTOLIC 83 83 103 106
VERAPAMIL ER 82 69 104 98
AMIODARONE HCL 81 73 105 208
CELEBREX 79 65 106 91
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 76 72 107 180
ARICEPT 76 76 107 275
GLYBURIDE 74 60 R 109 100
PROPRANOLOL HCL 74 60 109 129
HYDRALAZINE HCL 73 70 111 120
LOPERAMIDE 72 36 112 216
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 72 43 112 198
TRICOR 71 30 114 109
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70 62 115 47
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 69 22 R 116 72
SINGULAIR 69 23 116 102
HUMULIN R 68 53 118 280
DILTIAZEM HCL 67 67 119 221
IBUPROFEN 67 52 119 89
FLUOXETINE HCL 67 45 119 41
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 66 40 122 48
COMBIVENT 65 55 123 131
NAPROXEN 65 36 123 87
LIDODERM 63 50 125 155
SEROQUEL 60 51 126 191
INSULIN SYRINGE 60 33 126 111
ABILIFY 59 22 128 150
ACTOS 59 43 128 130
VENTOLIN HFA 58 32 130 145
BUSPIRONE HCL 57 46 131 127
SYMBICORT 57 31 131 134
LIDOCAINE HCL 55 46 133 270
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 55 37 133 97
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 55 46 133 303
HYDROXYZINE HCL 54 30 R 136 164
MECLIZINE HCL 54 49 136 142
BUPROPION HCL 54 30 136 317
VENLAFAXINE HCL 53 0 139 262
OXCARBAZEPINE 52 25 140 282
DIOVAN 51 24 141 58
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 51 24 R 141 140
NITROSTAT 51 40 141 261
NITROFURANTOIN 51 49 141 253
TERAZOSIN HCL 51 51 141 136
TORSEMIDE 50 28 146 118
GEMFIBROZIL 50 47 146 108
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 Nov. 14, 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.