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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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35,200Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 1844

$2.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 1844

830 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
74% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 830 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 830 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 31,422 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

42 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 1,240 1,171 1 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,203 1,020 2 1
LISINOPRIL 1,079 942 3 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 777 675 S3 4 2
SIMVASTATIN 722 657 5 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 691 632 6 16
OMEPRAZOLE 679 594 7 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 672 672 8 26
NAMENDA 637 637 9 33
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 597 539 10 39
GABAPENTIN 596 548 11 15
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 586 544 12 74
WARFARIN SODIUM 582 544 13 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 562 538 14 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 501 469 15 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 494 436 16 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 494 450 16 19
MIRTAZAPINE 457 431 18 49
FAMOTIDINE 442 420 19 63
TRAMADOL HCL 415 366 20 18
LANTUS 412 389 21 42
CYMBALTA 401 370 22 36
ALLOPURINOL 385 330 23 29
METFORMIN HCL 376 339 24 8
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 365 348 25 115
CARVEDILOL 360 343 26 22
WATER 359 353 10 27 177
SERTRALINE HCL 359 319 27 21
NYSTATIN 310 290 29 85
TORSEMIDE 301 284 30 118
SODIUM CHLORIDE 291 285 10 31 170
EXELON 279 279 32 112
SPIRIVA 273 238 33 57
TRAZODONE HCL 271 233 34 43
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 269 238 35 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 255 233 36 14
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 248 241 37 25
PREDNISONE 236 206 38 40
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 230 204 39 32
TAMSULOSIN HCL 228 220 40 27
ATENOLOL 228 211 40 17
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 227 227 42 82
NOVOLOG 223 212 43 84
AZITHROMYCIN 222 197 44 37
FENTANYL 209 157 S2 45 66
SPIRONOLACTONE 206 177 46 60
CLOPIDOGREL 203 193 47 34
RISPERIDONE 200 152 48 65
ADVAIR DISKUS 197 160 49 51
NEXIUM 195 163 50 31
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 188 188 51 113
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 180 143 52 86
FLUOXETINE HCL 177 146 53 41
LOVASTATIN 174 143 54 44
HYDRALAZINE HCL 173 160 55 120
RANITIDINE HCL 170 145 56 38
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 164 143 57 52
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 161 133 58 10
OLANZAPINE 151 141 59 117
GLIPIZIDE 150 145 60 70
ROPINIROLE HCL 144 101 61 76
DIGOXIN 142 139 62 67
CEPHALEXIN 134 125 63 56
SINGULAIR 134 103 63 102
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 134 111 63 276
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 133 97 R 66 53
PLAVIX 131 121 67 61
BUSPIRONE HCL 127 82 68 127
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 124 95 69 23
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 124 105 69 73
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 122 108 71 62
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 115 73 72 50
IBUPROFEN 111 84 73 89
LEVOFLOXACIN 110 103 74 78
SYNTHROID 108 94 75 55
AGGRENOX 107 107 76 222
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 104 87 77 224
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 103 83 78 103
EVISTA 101 62 79 95
ACETAZOLAMIDE 99 87 80 381
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 98 53 81 180
LIDODERM 98 90 81 155
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 97 72 83 195
LACTULOSE 97 79 83 171
FINASTERIDE 96 96 85 137
PROMETHAZINE HCL 95 83 R 86 88
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92 83 87 20
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 89 72 88 69
ABILIFY 88 72 89 150
PROAIR HFA 86 51 90 45
LEVETIRACETAM 84 72 91 105
CRESTOR 83 71 92 30
BACLOFEN 82 63 93 119
DILTIAZEM ER 82 81 93 200
HUMALOG 81 73 95 114
SEROQUEL 81 81 95 191
CEFTRIAXONE 80 79 97 213
DIOVAN 80 79 97 58
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 80 75 97 151
PAROXETINE HCL 79 79 100 68
MEGESTROL ACETATE 77 69 R 101 249
MELOXICAM 77 55 101 28
PROPRANOLOL HCL 76 55 103 129
LOVAZA 75 68 104 138
MECLIZINE HCL 73 73 105 142
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 72 67 106 125
ZETIA 72 65 106 81
TIZANIDINE HCL 72 57 106 141
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 71 65 109 132
AMMONIUM LACTATE 71 60 109 282
FENOFIBRATE 71 60 109 71
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 70 61 112 139
BUPROPION HCL 68 55 113 317
SYMBICORT 68 62 113 134
PREMARIN 67 59 R 115 171
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 66 66 116 173
GLUCAGEN 66 62 116 264
CLONIDINE HCL 65 49 118 64
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 65 65 118 126
VERAPAMIL ER 65 62 118 98
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 64 42 121 93
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 64 59 121 59
LIDOCAINE HCL 63 62 123 270
TRAVATAN Z 62 62 124 334
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 62 52 124 24
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 61 54 126 198
JANUVIA 59 54 127 77
HYDROXYZINE HCL 59 50 R 127 164
NABUMETONE 58 41 129 158
GLIPIZIDE ER 58 52 129 79
COLCRYS 58 58 129 370
THEO-24 57 52 132 425
BENAZEPRIL HCL 56 45 133 75
VESICARE 56 50 133 182
ACTONEL 55 55 135 238
LIPITOR 54 46 136 159
SSD 52 41 137 441
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 52 43 137 148
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 51 47 139 147
CLONIDINE 51 49 139 264
LATANOPROST 51 51 139 250
ONDANSETRON HCL 51 40 139 267
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 26, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.