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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,070Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 110 out of 1844

$642K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 184 out of 1844

296 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
69% 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

10% of this provider’s 296 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

33% of this provider’s 296 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 11,026 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

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

44 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 648 615 1 13
OMEPRAZOLE 593 475 2 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 518 383 S3 3 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 457 436 4 1
FUROSEMIDE 417 355 5 7
SIMVASTATIN 330 283 6 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 284 263 7 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 247 212 8 16
LISINOPRIL 238 207 9 4
LOVASTATIN 223 216 10 44
ATENOLOL 206 191 11 17
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 187 173 12 39
TRAMADOL HCL 174 120 13 18
DONEPEZIL HCL 163 163 14 26
METFORMIN HCL 163 139 14 8
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 161 147 16 52
NAMENDA 159 159 17 33
CARVEDILOL 150 131 18 22
ROPINIROLE HCL 150 143 18 76
GLIPIZIDE ER 144 113 20 79
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 130 110 21 62
GABAPENTIN 128 97 22 15
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 125 116 23 25
ALLOPURINOL 122 113 24 29
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 119 101 25 20
PREDNISONE 113 82 26 40
MIRTAZAPINE 103 94 27 49
LANTUS 102 97 28 42
SPIRIVA 102 91 28 57
FENOFIBRATE 99 85 30 71
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 96 81 31 10
METFORMIN HCL ER 93 68 32 46
CITALOPRAM HBR 92 75 33 19
RISPERIDONE 84 67 34 65
NEXIUM 84 39 34 31
NYSTATIN 83 80 36 85
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 79 75 37 86
ADVAIR DISKUS 79 77 37 51
CLOPIDOGREL 77 65 39 34
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 76 69 40 11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 76 74 40 59
DIOVAN 75 64 42 58
HYDRALAZINE HCL 75 69 42 120
CLONIDINE HCL 73 51 44 64
CYMBALTA 71 65 45 36
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 70 70 46 12
TERAZOSIN HCL 70 70 46 136
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 70 52 46 50
GLIPIZIDE 69 65 49 70
METHADONE HCL 68 47 S2 50 133
RANITIDINE HCL 67 47 51 38
DIGOXIN 67 57 51 67
TRAZODONE HCL 66 57 53 43
CRESTOR 64 49 54 30
LACTULOSE 59 40 55 171
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 58 57 56 115
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 58 56 56 23
DIOVAN HCT 57 47 58 96
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 56 53 59 14
PROPRANOLOL HCL 56 44 59 129
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56 56 59 9
SODIUM CHLORIDE 55 55 62 170
FENTANYL 54 53 S2 63 66
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 53 49 S2 64 94
TAMSULOSIN HCL 53 25 64 27
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 53 53 64 180
WATER 51 49 67 177
BUSPIRONE HCL 51 41 67 127
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 13, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.