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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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37,888Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 1844

$2.33M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 1844

716 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%Patients 65 Years and Older
75% 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 716 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 716 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 34,091 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

53 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
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,808 1,709 1 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,689 1,550 2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 1,221 1,125 3 5
FUROSEMIDE 1,178 1,074 4 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,028 960 5 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 982 961 6 26
SIMVASTATIN 912 795 7 3
NAMENDA 880 864 8 33
LISINOPRIL 817 750 9 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 795 755 10 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 788 692 S3 11 2
TRAMADOL HCL 600 547 12 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 563 519 13 11
LANTUS 530 461 14 42
GABAPENTIN 511 482 15 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 508 483 16 19
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 446 424 17 32
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 440 395 18 39
MIRTAZAPINE 416 412 19 49
RISPERIDONE 403 356 20 65
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 379 328 21 52
CARVEDILOL 371 334 22 22
NOVOLOG 370 357 23 84
SERTRALINE HCL 348 305 24 21
FENTANYL 342 327 S2 25 66
EXELON 331 320 26 112
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 324 260 27 25
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 301 267 28 9
RANITIDINE HCL 293 271 29 38
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 288 277 30 86
ATENOLOL 288 257 30 17
NYSTATIN 280 255 32 85
LEVOFLOXACIN 269 259 33 78
LEVETIRACETAM 249 162 34 105
HUMALOG 248 204 35 114
TAMSULOSIN HCL 241 193 36 27
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 238 237 37 82
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 236 191 38 113
CLOPIDOGREL 233 232 39 34
METFORMIN HCL 230 168 40 8
PREDNISONE 209 206 41 40
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 208 188 42 14
BACLOFEN 208 149 42 119
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 200 189 44 24
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 199 168 45 73
DIOVAN 187 186 46 58
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 182 155 47 139
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 179 174 48 12
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 178 178 49 173
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 178 134 49 74
DIGOXIN 176 164 51 67
LAMOTRIGINE 175 145 52 174
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 174 156 53 151
CYMBALTA 173 164 54 36
TRAZODONE HCL 164 141 55 43
FAMOTIDINE 164 138 55 63
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 161 157 57 23
OLANZAPINE 159 148 58 117
PLAVIX 151 150 59 61
SPIRONOLACTONE 148 127 60 60
KLOR-CON M20 146 145 61 54
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 145 132 62 132
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 141 126 63 62
LEVEMIR 137 131 64 157
GLUCAGEN 129 115 10 65 264
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 122 121 66 59
ALLOPURINOL 119 119 67 29
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 115 106 68 115
FLUOXETINE HCL 112 87 69 41
HYDROCORTISONE 112 104 69 242
FORTICAL 111 111 71 366
ADVAIR DISKUS 108 94 72 51
AMIODARONE HCL 107 107 73 208
FENOFIBRATE 106 82 74 71
LEXAPRO 105 90 75 179
CLOZAPINE 103 58 76 186
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 100 99 77 10
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 98 76 78 126
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 98 93 78 50
RAMIPRIL 96 95 80 116
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 95 91 S2 81 94
SANTYL 94 88 82 259
GLIPIZIDE 93 80 83 70
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 92 14 84 240
AZITHROMYCIN 92 87 84 37
NEXIUM 92 83 84 31
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 92 78 84 148
SPIRIVA 91 77 88 57
LIDODERM 89 88 89 155
AGGRENOX 89 78 89 222
LITHIUM CARBONATE 89 63 89 295
CLONIDINE HCL 89 74 89 64
SEROQUEL 85 85 93 191
DETROL LA 83 83 94 217
TIZANIDINE HCL 83 41 94 141
TRAVATAN Z 81 59 96 334
ZETIA 81 81 96 81
FINASTERIDE 80 80 98 137
ABILIFY 80 68 98 150
CRESTOR 80 65 98 30
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 79 79 101 69
COUMADIN 79 79 101 175
SYMBICORT 77 67 103 134
CLONIDINE 77 77 103 264
MECLIZINE HCL 77 77 103 142
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 76 55 106 93
LACTULOSE 76 59 106 171
PAROXETINE HCL 74 58 108 68
CEPHALEXIN 74 69 108 56
SINGULAIR 74 74 108 102
ROPINIROLE HCL 73 70 111 76
HYDRALAZINE HCL 73 54 111 120
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 73 59 111 147
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 72 70 114 103
PROMETHAZINE HCL 70 63 R 115 88
VESICARE 66 64 116 182
MOMETASONE FUROATE 65 63 117 407
LOPERAMIDE 63 60 118 216
DILTIAZEM ER 62 59 119 200
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 62 61 119 193
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 60 60 121 420
KLOR-CON M10 60 58 121 149
METHOTREXATE 59 59 123 292
NIFEDIPINE ER 58 47 124 154
BUSPIRONE HCL 58 58 124 127
DILANTIN 58 58 124 287
AMPICILLIN TRIHYDRATE 57 50 127 425
HYDROXYZINE HCL 57 52 R 127 164
BENAZEPRIL HCL 57 55 127 75
IBUPROFEN 56 15 130 89
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 56 55 S3 130 143
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 56 55 130 153
TOBRAMYCIN 55 54 133 431
LYRICA 55 37 133 92
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 54 34 R 135 201
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 54 42 135 198
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 53 12 137 290
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 53 53 S2 137 83
GALANTAMINE HBR 52 52 139 300
SEROQUEL XR 52 52 139 239
LORATADINE 51 49 141 302
TERAZOSIN HCL 50 50 142 136
NITROFURANTOIN 50 49 142 253
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 Oct. 3, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.