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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,549Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 99 out of 1844

$787K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 108 out of 1844

348 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71%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
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this specialty
in Indiana
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 348 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

39% of this provider’s 348 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 10,669 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

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 718 491 S3 1 2
FUROSEMIDE 530 462 2 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 515 434 3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 387 297 4 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 333 293 5 6
GABAPENTIN 305 187 6 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 288 240 7 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 254 218 8 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 249 247 9 13
SIMVASTATIN 247 208 10 3
LISINOPRIL 238 210 11 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 229 194 12 10
METFORMIN HCL 226 156 13 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 223 210 14 26
LANTUS 215 187 15 42
SERTRALINE HCL 208 175 16 21
KLOR-CON M20 192 164 17 54
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 164 144 18 14
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 154 104 19 23
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 140 140 20 25
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 131 113 21 62
PROAIR HFA 131 76 21 45
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 120 94 23 69
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 114 111 24 252
CITALOPRAM HBR 107 43 25 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 102 82 26 12
CEFTRIAXONE 101 95 27 213
KLOR-CON M10 100 88 28 149
ALLOPURINOL 100 84 28 29
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 94 79 30 39
FENTANYL 94 74 S2 30 66
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 91 67 32 32
MELOXICAM 90 76 33 28
TAMSULOSIN HCL 86 60 34 27
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 85 81 35 151
TRAMADOL HCL 85 51 35 18
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 83 39 37 90
NYSTATIN 83 65 37 85
FENOFIBRATE 82 73 39 71
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 78 77 40 113
CEPHALEXIN 78 66 40 56
CLOPIDOGREL 78 50 40 34
GLUCAGEN 76 53 43 264
NAMENDA 76 72 43 33
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 75 35 R 45 53
NOVOLOG 75 63 45 84
MIRTAZAPINE 74 63 47 49
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 74 57 47 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72 57 49 9
TRILIPIX 71 42 50 167
CLONIDINE HCL 71 61 50 64
LEVETIRACETAM 71 67 50 105
FLUOXETINE HCL 70 53 53 41
SODIUM CHLORIDE 69 68 54 170
CRESTOR 69 56 54 30
ATENOLOL 69 52 54 17
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 69 69 54 126
RANITIDINE HCL 68 39 58 38
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 68 50 58 82
PEN NEEDLE 66 47 60 135
NYSTOP 63 60 61 185
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 62 45 62 103
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 60 41 63 97
BENAZEPRIL HCL 58 38 64 75
KETOCONAZOLE 56 41 65 231
FLOVENT HFA 56 45 65 328
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 54 54 67 115
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 53 53 68 50
OLANZAPINE 52 41 69 117
PREDNISONE 52 46 69 40
BACLOFEN 51 43 71 119
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. 24, 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.