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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,513Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 56

$352K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 56

227 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
84% 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

11% of this provider’s 227 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 31%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

29% of this provider’s 227 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 36%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 4,222 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $101 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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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 274 210 1 26
FUROSEMIDE 201 166 2 24
NAMENDA 170 167 3 34
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 159 111 S3 4 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 143 140 5 38
CITALOPRAM HBR 138 97 6 25
DONEPEZIL HCL 135 121 7 41
SIMVASTATIN 108 96 8 36
TRAMADOL HCL 101 61 9 9
FAMOTIDINE 99 75 10 49
OMEPRAZOLE 96 69 11 32
LANTUS 79 65 12 56
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 78 71 13 43
FENTANYL 75 60 S2 14 4
GABAPENTIN 73 57 15 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 72 60 16 59
METFORMIN HCL 64 45 17 61
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 64 50 17 46
SPIRONOLACTONE 62 59 19 64
AZITHROMYCIN 61 42 20 66
REBIF 60 0 21 67
LISINOPRIL 60 58 21 35
RISPERIDONE 58 43 23 69
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 57 53 24 70
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 57 56 24 70
ALLOPURINOL 57 57 24 70
CLOPIDOGREL 57 45 24 70
SERTRALINE HCL 53 36 28 47
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 50 32 29 81
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 Dec. 27, 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.